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Brenda J. Bertram

February 5, 1945 — November 3, 2020

Brenda J. Bertram

Bertram, Brenda J. (Lefort), 75, Loretto, passed away unexpectedly November 3, 2020 at UPMC Altoona. Born February 5, 1945, Johnstown, daughter of the late Kenneth and Olive (Costlow) Lefort. Preceded in death by her husband, George Bertram, whom she married on November 7, 2001; son, Edward Helsel III; and brothers, Kenneth and Gerald Lefort. Survived by her children, Sarah (Gerald) Gongloff, Loretto; Paul (Laurie) Adkins, St. Michael; Wayne (Tina) Adkins, Patton; and Charles (Debbie) Helsel, Johnstown; step-daughter, Gina (Dave) Bender, Lilly; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Thelma (Gary) Blough, Johnstown; sister-in-law, Pat Lefort, Lilly; 4 nieces and 7 nephews. Brenda enjoyed taking care of people who needed help. She was a life member of the Sankertown VFW Post 7377. Brenda also loved caring for animals. Friends and family will be received Friday, November 6, 2020 from 4-8 p.m., Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 233 Keystone Ave., Cresson, where a service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11 a.m., Pastor Gary Shingler, officiant. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, people attending are asked to wear a mask and abide by social distancing guidelines. Private interment Cresson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ebensburg Animal Hospital, 922 Rowena Dr., Ebensburg, PA 15931 or to any Humane Society in Brenda’s memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, “Honored Provider of Veterans Funeral Care™.” Condolences may be made at AndersonFamilyFuneralHomes.com

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