Obituary of Kenneth John Bertholf, Jr.
Kenneth J. Bertholf Jr, 65 years of age, a long-time resident of Blairstown, NJ passed away in Hackettstown, NJ on October 15, 2021. He was born in Newton, NJ on May 26, 1956 to the late Kenneth John and Doris (Bontz) Bertholf, Sr. He retired in July 2021 after 45 years at PNC Bank. He attended Blairstown Elementary School and graduated from North Warren High School in 1974. He played youth baseball in high school and his service record is admirable. Serving on the Blairstown Board of Education, Catherine Dickson Hofman Library, as well as the board at Happiness is Camping. Ken was a noted Civil War collector who loved traveling to shows all over the country, attending these shows was a passion. He was an author and published two books about Blairstown, The Images of America Blairstown, and co-authored Blairstown and its neighbors. He also wrote for the Knowlton News twice a month. He had a busy and fulfilling life and was an admired and loved member of his community.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Bonnie (Bender), two daughters, Kimberly Nielsen and husband Gilbert, Nicole Bertholf, one granddaughter, Audrey Gill, 2 grandsons, Landon Gill and Oliver Nielsen, a brother Gary Bertholf and wife Yvonne, three nephews, Gregory, Brad and Brian. He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth J. and Doris (Bontz) Bertholf, Sr.
Visitation will be held from 2-4PM and 6-8PM, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, Nj 07825 with funeral services at 11 AM, Thursday, October 21, 2021 followed by interment at Hope Moravian Cemetery, Hope, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be mad to Happiness is Camping in Hardwick, NJ.
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