Pamela A. Bertz

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Pamela A.

Pamela A. Bertz, age 69, passed away peacefully in home hospice care in Presto, PA near Pittsburgh on Saturday, February 19, 2022, due to complications from treatment for ovarian cancer. Beloved wife of Richard Bertz, loving mother of Benjamin Bertz and caring sister of Mary Carroll. Pam was born in Milwaukee, WI and raised in Antigo, WI, then moved back to Milwaukee, where she met and married her husband of 36 years. Pamela was a graduate of Antigo High School and Columbia Hospital School of Nursing in Milwaukee. She later resided in Kenosha, WI where she welcomed her son, after which they relocated to Solebury, PA and finally to Pittsburgh. Pamela will be remembered for her selflessness, caring nature, and love of family.

Pamela is survived by her husband and son; sister, Mary Carroll (Brian) of Lake Ridge, VA; niece, Kate DeSantis (Patrick) of Hunt Valley, MD;  grandnieces Libby and Roey DeSantis of Hunt Valley, MD; and grandnephew, Christian, and grandniece, Chloe Carroll of San Marcos, CA; brother-in-law Robert (Ann) Bertz, nephews Randy (Amber), Sam (Melissa) and Evan Bertz, and numerous cousins including Maggie (Jonah) Selner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edmund and Virginia Haig Passehl of Milwaukee and Antigo; grandparents, John and Amelia Haig of Antigo; nephew, Chris Carroll, of Ocean Beach, CA; six uncles, including Ted Haig of Antigo and five aunts, including Lee Haig of Antigo; and many cousins including Jim Waddell of Antigo.

Memorial Prayer Service  1:00 PM, Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Redeemer Lutheran Church 2100 York Road, Jamison, PA 18929 (Bucks County)



  1. Debbie McFarland February 22, 2022 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful tribute! God Bless!

  2. Robin Bookstaff February 22, 2022 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Rick so sorry. Bob and I are praying for you and your son.. Robin Bookstaff

  3. Linda johnson February 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Yes, lovely tribute to our cousin Pam. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to you all. She will be greatly missed. Love, linda & terry Johnson & family. We were 1st cousins, our dads were brothers.

  4. Joanne Chrudimsky February 22, 2022 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Condolences to Pams family. I was a friend in high school. Went to visit her aunts with her in Milwaukee. We bought colored bread for Easter. Great memories. Joanne (Seis) Chrudimsky & David 🙏

  5. Maureen (Pionek) Dahl February 22, 2022 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Richard, my heartfelt condolences to you and all who knew and loved your vibrant wife.

  6. MaryBeth Stoecker February 22, 2022 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Rick and Benjamin, my deepest most sincere sympathies to both of you and the rest of the family. I worked with Pam at Columbia Hospital and remember when Rick and Pam met . She was a wonderful nurse and friend.
    May Gods light shine eternal life upon her and Rest In Peace.

  7. Lana Gray February 22, 2022 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    You have my sympathies! Pam was a high school
    Friend – what a great loss for all of you!! Lana (Mach) Gray

  8. Sherrie (Garfield) Cole February 22, 2022 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss Richard. Prayers for your family.

  9. STEVEN R. WAGNER February 23, 2022 at 8:24 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
    Steven R Wagner

  10. Agnes & Doug Robbie February 23, 2022 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear of yours & Ben’s loss. Pam was a wonderful person and she will certainly be missed by all who knew her. Please know that you & Ben are in our prayers.

  11. Karin konrad February 23, 2022 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry about Pam’s passing.
    We remember when you two met and the happiness you brought to each other.

    Karin and Rudy Konrad

  12. Carlo Mascari and Family February 23, 2022 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Rick and Ben our deepest sympathy on the loss of Pam. We have been Praying for Pam and the family. Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one. Remember the good times and place your trust in the Lord to get you through these hard times. Melissa loved Pam and enjoyed her times with her spent talking and sharing family times together. Thoughts and Prayers are with and your family! Kind regards. Carlo Mascari & Family

  13. Mats February 23, 2022 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Rick, I am so sorry for your loss of your life partner and the mother of your child. I hope her great life with you both will be in your hearts forever.

  14. Venkat February 25, 2022 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Dear Ben and Rick,

    We are very sorry to hear about the passing away of dear Pam. Loss of a loved one is impossible to accept.
    Though Pam is not with us physically, all the wonderful memories that you all have created together will always be with you. Cherish them forever. No one can take them away from you.
    Our prayers for the family to gain strength to bear this loss.
    Padma and Venkat

  15. Daniele Ouellet June 25, 2022 at 6:53 am - Reply

    My deepest sympathies Rick and sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and Ben

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