Hilton, Bertron James a 25 year resident of Gardena, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2005 in Gardena. Born in St. Louis, MO, Bertron was 67 when he died. Bertron had served in the Navy from 1957 to 1961. He is survived by Half Sister, Barbara Ferryman, Half Brother, Richard Hilton and his friend, Bob Such. The Memorial Service will be Friday, August 5, 2005, 1:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA with Reception to follow in the Rice Mortuary Reception facility. Inurnment will be private.

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  1. Bert was a true loving friend, he never changed; always patient, kind, caring, putting others first, never at odds with anyone he worked with; Bert, I will miss your positive outlook on life, in the face of mans worse adversary; a threat to his life. You are a tremendous example of a real man, very intelligent, yet patiently explaining things. Our Lord has now welcomed you and you are in His precious care; we will miss you, but are happy you did not suffer too long. Til we meet again Dear Friend, I will never forget you…Our love always, Flo (Such)

  2. Bert, I will truly miss your presence in our family. I remember when we first met when I was dating your room-mate, Bob. Oh you warned me but I fell in love with him anyway and it has been a great 38 years. I know how much you cared for us and our children. I will always remember when Bob was busy studying for finals for his MBA at Christmas time, you would come over and help decorate the Christmas tree. Your humor always made us laugh and your gentle spirit we will miss. When we spoke three days before you entered Paradise, you tried so hard to be light and funny but I heard in your voice pain and how much effort it was to speak. You are so appreciated! I look forward to the day when we meet again and you, Bob and I can laugh and share our memories again.When you see Mr. G. in Heaven, tell him I miss him and love him. Keep mom in your watch and know she loved you too. Aloha, Charlotte

  3. Bert: We go back a long way, to 1961. The good old days. You were always a true and good friend. I will remember you, miss you and pray for you. Thanks for coming into my life. Aloha

  4. Bert Hilton A Special Friend I’d like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me; I’d like to be the help that you were always glad to be; I’d like to mean as much to you each minute of the day As you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way. I’d like to do great and splendid things for you; Brush the gray from your skies and leave them only blue; I’d like to say the kindly things that I so oft have heard, And feel that I could rouse your soul the way mine you’ve stirred. I’d like to give you back the joy that you have given me; So you would know how much your friendship truly meant to me. I’d like to make you feel as rich as I who travel on, For in your darkest hours, I was there to lean upon. I’m wishing at this time that I could but repay, A portion of the gladness that you’ve strewn along my way; And could I have one wish, this only would it be: I’d like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me. Aloha Bert

  5. Dear Uncle Bert, Thank you for all the wonderful memories you gave me through the years. I’ll never forget your sense of humor, your wit, your generosity, your kindness and your love. Growing up and having you in my life was truly a gift. I was so honored when you attended my college graduation. It wouldn’t have been the same with out Uncle Bert. I only wish you were still with us now. Of course, I know you are in a better place — no suffering, only peace. Please give my grandparents a hug for me. I know you three are watching over me & my ever-growing family. A hui hou. Love, Ann

  6. I only knew Bert for a short time, but at that first meeting when Bob introduced us, I could tell that he was a real stand up kind of guy, kind and intelligent; a gentle spirit with a great sense of humor, who could not have chosen better friends than Bob and Flo. Bert, now that you have made your transition, your spirit will truly soar.

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