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Michael Bertran

September 18, 1948 ~ June 17, 2016 (age 67)

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Obituary

© Antara D O    

Published on June 16, 2016

As a kid when I watched you walk,
Leaving behind your foot mark,
I leaped and jumped to match that stride,
Never succeeded however hard I tried.

Now no more a kid and grown up in all ways,
I still struggle every moment every single day
To stick to your path, no matter come what may,
Where unbounded faith and principles lead the way.

After every fall of mine you made me stand up right,
Wiping away my tears and making me smile bright,
Inspiring me not to lose my heart in the moments of fright,
Telling me the real meaning of life is to fight.

Opening the doors, some old and some new,
To show me the world and its view,
Telling me moments of sorrow are few
And each of them teaches us a chapter that is new.

Like the fresh air that I breathe in,
Like flesh and blood protected by skin,
And the heart that beats deep within,
You are by my side through my problems, thick and thin. 

To the Almighty today I place a request on the altar
If I am bound to another life later,
Again and again I want only you as my father,
As you have been my only strength to not falter.

 

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/my-dad-31

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Tuesday
June 28, 2016

9:15 AM
Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church
7215 Newlin Ave,
Whittier, CA 90602

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
June 28, 2016

10:00 AM
Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church
7215 Newlin Ave,
Whittier, CA 90602

Graveside Service
Tuesday
June 28, 2016

12:00 PM
Resurrection Cemetery
966 Potrero Grande Dr
Rosemead, CA 91770

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