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Obituaries

February 26, 2013

Carmine Matthew ‘Bert’ Bertone

McALESTER — Carmine Matthew ‘Bert’ Bertone

Carmine Matthew “Bert” Bertone, 82, of Farmington, Ark., formerly of Eufaula, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Springdale, Ark.

The family will greet visitors from 5  to 7 p.m. today at Hunn, Black and Merritt Funeral Home in Eufaula.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Eufaula with Father Jim Caldwell officiating. A private graveside service will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Checotah. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hunn, Black and Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory of Eufaula.

Born July 12, 1930, in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of Anthony Dominic and Delora (Silvestri) Bertone. He served in the National Guard.

He graduated from Seton Hall University and received his Ph.D. from Los Angeles University. He worked for 35 years as a research psychologist, manager, senior social scientist and training specialist for a number of aerospace companies, including the Rand Corporation, Federal Aviation Agency, Sikorsky Aircraft and others.

He conducted training programs for Native American tribes across the country and later worked with Choctaw Nation Indian Health Services.

He published more than 50 professional articles, a nonfiction book entitled “Soviet Psychology” and two novels.

He was invited to speak at the XVIII International Conference of Psychology in Moscow, Russia. Later he taught at Northeastern State University and Connors State College.

He married Diane Kay Frame on May 14, 1999, in Fort Smith. They both loved to travel.

Survivors include his wife, Diane, of Farmington, Ark., formerly of Eufaula; his daughters, Kathleen Kellogg and husband, Len, of Colorado, Victoria Caltabiano and husband, David, of Arizona, Jennifer Lee and husband, David, of Connecticut, and Amanda Norman and husband, Shawn, of Oklahoma City.

Also, a son, Christopher Bertone, of Arizona; stepchildren, Josh Matthews and wife, Marla, of Fayetteville, Rachael Catlett and husband, Owen, of Moore, and Brooklin Green, of North Carolina; a brother, Andrew Bertone, of New Jersey; 12 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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