The Bear Pit BBQ
William “Bill” John Hertan, Jr.
April 16, 1925 ~ February 9, 2015
Bill passed away after a long and eventful life. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to North Holly Wood, CA at the age of 1. He was a General Agent for Knights of Columbus for Northern CA and Nevada. Prior to that he was a salesman for Jack Daniels and worked in the movie industry and the newspaper industry. During his time at Knights of Columbus he worked with and assisted many families to secure their futures. He was a very devoted and faithful Catholic and his work represented that faith and devotion. He was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was predeceased by his wife and the mother of their 12 children, Marjorie Ann Hertan, and his sons Bruce, Brent and Brian, he is survived by his wife of 13 years Erma. He is also survived by his loving children William J. Hertan, III, Robert E. Hertan (Cecilia), Rebecca M. Dziarnowski (Mike), Bradley J. Hertan (Christina), Barry J. Hertan (Lisa), Bernie A. Hertan (Kimberely), Bryce E. Hertan, Brett E. Hertan (Karen), Bart P. Hertan (Heather). 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Bill was most proud of his family and affectionately referred to them by number. He enjoyed westerns on TV. His biggest hobbies and enjoyment was helping others, selflessly volunteering his time and resources to many causes. He was a true giver in all ways. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
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These photos are from the graveside service at San Fernando Mission Cemetery and lunch at The Bear Pit BBQ. Continue reading