James P. Bertogli

November 23, 2018 Kennett Square, PA Loving Brother, Uncle and Friend

James P. Bertogli, age 60 of Kennett Square, PA passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at Jennersville Hospital.

James was born in West Chester, PA to the late Vico N. Bertogli and the late Rose DiGuiseppi Bertogli.

James is survived by his sister, Patricia A. Harris (Gerald) of Kennett Square, PA; his sister,  Rosemary A. Fulton of Wilmington, DE; his brother, Vico N. Bertogli II (Kathleen) of Toughkenamon, PA;  his sister, Lisa M. Krulicki (Jack) of Torrington, CT; as well as nieces, nephews and great nieces.

A visitation for James will be held from 10:00 to 11:00AM on Friday, December 28, 2018 at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. A Funeral Mass will follow beginning promptly at 11:00AM. Following Mass,  interment will be held at St. Patrick Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks you mail donations in James’ memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 600 Reed Road, Suite 104, Broomall, PA 19008.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

Message from the Family

We thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please share your fond memories of James with us here.

Memorial Donations

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Donations in James' honor may be mailed to the address below:

600 Reed Road
Suite 104
Broomall, PA 19008.



December 28, 2018 10:00 to 11:00AM St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Mass

December 28, 2018 11:00AM St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


December 28, 2018 Following Mass St. Patrick Cemetery
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Dear Patty, Rosemary, Vico, and families,

    There are no words to express the loss of JP. My entire youth was wrapped up with you all ….so connected, Pat and me, Jimmy and Rosemary and Larry and JP and our Mothers’ daily hour long phone calls. I feel as if I lost another brother too. I love you guys and you are in my heart and prayers!!! xo Jude

    J L DiGuiseppe | February 19, 2019 at 2:20 PM
  2. My sincere condolences to the Bertogli family! JP and I had so many mushroom conversations over the years! Rest In Peace my friend!

    Holly Yeatman | December 30, 2018 at 7:30 PM
  3. JP and I went to school together. He was always funny and gave the teachers a good run for their money! Had a great sense of humor and always laughing. Im so sorry to hear about JP’s passing. My sympathies to Vico and his family. Lots of good memories from years passed. He will be missed.

    Linda Dowell | December 27, 2018 at 6:16 PM
  4. Dear Cousins and your families, my heart goes out to you all. I have such fond memories of JP and all of you when we would come to visit as kids. We had so much fun. I feel blessed I was able to sit and talk to JP when I came for visits about 10 years ago. Visiting him and Uncle Vico at the family home was extra special, as well as reading JP’s blog. He will always have a special place in my heart as do you all.

    Mary Dyer | December 22, 2018 at 10:51 AM
  5. To all my Bertogli Cousins and their Families, I am so sorry for the great loss of your Brother. Too soon and too young. I pray that God
    will give you the courage to bear this burden. Sincerest Sympathy to all, Patsy (Di Joseph) Vanderkraats

    Patsy vanderkraats | December 17, 2018 at 2:11 PM
  6. RIP old friend. We’ll catch you later.

    Ed(Bubby)Thomas | December 2, 2018 at 8:47 PM
  7. We are so sorry to hear this. Cousins, I’m sorry for your loss. Gosh JP, off top heaven too soon. We know God has a place for you, Godspeed.

    Jerry Dyer | November 29, 2018 at 12:49 PM
  8. My heartfelt condolences to the Bertogli family with the loss of your beloved JP. He cherished his father and the grandeur of his beautiful old Kennett Square home — filled with so much family history. He enjoyed summers on the front porch with a good bottle of red. J, with a fine Australian shiraz, I raise my glass and remember you friend.

    Connie Keane | November 29, 2018 at 11:32 AM
  9. My deepest condolences to Vico and the rest of JP’s family. I’ll never forget that laugh and carefree attitude that JP seemed to always have. We shared a few fishing trips with the most memorable one a fly-in trip we made to Manitoba Canada. This is were I learned how loud a human being can snore. I’ll miss you brother, Rest In Peace

    Joe DiNorscia | November 28, 2018 at 8:55 PM
  10. My thoughts and prayers go out to JP’s family. I went to school with JP and remember him as always making me laugh. He was one of those people that touch your heart and you never forget them. I feel blessed to have known him. RIP my friend.

    Patty Pennington Sheets | November 28, 2018 at 6:49 PM
  11. My condolences to the Bertolgi family. I have known the family all my life. Went to school, worked and socialize with all of you at one time or another. JP was special to me because we shared the love of Golf and the competition that went along with it. I referred to him as Julius after Julius Boros who had similar body features and a great short game. We were great match play partners, winning too many tournaments to list here but the Pike Creek Match Play and Inaugural IACL tournaments as well as our share of the “chippers and sippers” matches, will always be in my mind. May God bless you and your family.

    Steven Bonifacino | November 28, 2018 at 12:37 PM
  12. To the Bertogli family, especially Rosemary and Vico: I’m so sorry to read this sad news. I remember JP well as your little brother, back in the day. I know it’s difficult to lose a sibling, and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Christine Hopkins Rizzotte | November 28, 2018 at 11:03 AM
  13. JP – you will be deeply missed. Some of my favorite times were with you and your nephews over the holidays going toe-to-toe with each other discussing ways of making our beloved sports teams better and god forbid champions !! I am SO happy you got to see our beloved Phillies & Eagles win a championship. I always knew your voice was the “voice of reason” and I agreed with you almost all the time !!! Nothing speaks more of your selflessness and love for family than the many years your Dad lived with you before he passed away. You are truly one of the great ones buddy and I will definitely miss seeing you & hearing your voice. Rest in peace my friend.

    Barry Rankin | November 27, 2018 at 11:32 PM
  14. To the family of JP, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences to all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all in your time of sorrow.

    Theresa Roberts Mattioni | November 27, 2018 at 10:07 PM
  15. Rest easy my FRIEND….we go way back…but the MEMORIES will last forever😇😇

    Joanne Carter | November 27, 2018 at 2:59 PM
  16. RIP (Frado) JP. Love you always.

    MICHAEL Robert Vattilano | November 27, 2018 at 2:23 PM
  17. To the family of JP..It was a pleasure working with JP..He was a fun and caring guy to work with..JP and Joe became real close in a short period of time talking sports and men stuff…He is suffering no more..🌹🌹🌹LOVE YOU JP RIP🌹🌹🌹

    Joan Thomas and Joe Rollins | November 27, 2018 at 1:25 PM

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