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  • Ed Bortugno's Funeral Service

    Oct 15, 2020, 11:00 AM US/Pacific

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Kara Prior

Ed Bortugno

July 03, 1946 - September 28, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Ed Bortugno. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer Angela, Jeremiah, and family great comfort. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

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  • Jim Redding
    Here are some old photos I took of Ed at my parents home in La Puente, CA. in late August, 1967, right after basic training. The other person in the photo is Robert Fields (in 5 photos), a friend of Ed's and mine from basic training. This was right...  more
  • Jim Redding
    I'm so sorry to hear about Ed. Ed and I were at basic training together at Fort Ord CA in June of 1967. Were were both in Company C, 2nd Platoon. I saw the picture in the memorial page of our platoon photo. We hated it, but Ed had a great sense of...  more
  • Peter Crase
    I’m a coworker of Ed’s at Cal OES. I have many fond memories of Ed at work, but of course his smile shines through them all. As you all know and has been attested too here, Ed’s warmth defined him, in spite of him being a Dodger’s fan and I a...  more
  • Glenn Borchardt
    So sorry to hear about Ed. We worked at the California Geological Survey together (then called CDMG) on planning for earthquake disasters. He always had a smile for everyone and was a pleasure to be around. He was the best!
    Glenn
  • Susan French
    Dear Angela,

    I will remember Ed as the geologist who made my writing on the appellations of Napa Valley so much richer and informative. Both of you were so enthusiastic and passionate about how the geology and soils influence grape quality and wine...  more
  • Rose Bortugno
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  • Neal O'Haire
    I first met Ed in early 1990’s when we both worked for State OES. He was our Geologist for a major earthquake project and I was as field coordinator and trainer for the coastal region. Ed was a patient teacher, helping us understand the mechanics and...  more
  • Kevin Barth
    Such sad news. My deepest sympathies to Ed's family. Ed was part of my family for a chapter of his life and of mine. He was my partner in pool tournaments which he talked me into being part of and it turned out I was pretty good. He signed us up and...  more
  • Donald Carter
    So many things to say about Ed, our friendship, all that he's meant to my family and me. I recently thought of the my 10 favorite Ed stories and realize that I couldn't share 8 of them. The beauty of Ed is that I will always cherish those 8 memories and...  more
  • Dan and Ellen Cafferata
    Ed was a classic. He was unique in all aspects of our encounters. One of the traits that we liked most about Ed was his sense of humor. He had the ability to laugh at himself (most of the time especially on the 19th hole) and have a keen insight into...  more
  • Kathy Frederico
    When we moved to Napa 6 years ago, we were so fortunate to have Ed and Angela as our neighbors. We shared a love of wine, food and travel. Ed and his pizza oven were amazing.
    Our decks were only separated by wire fencing that made it so easy to talk...  more
  • Sharon Bortugno
    Ed Bortugno is my brother. He was a very generous, king and easy going man.
    Ed was an excellent geologist & earthquake specialist for the state of Calif. When we were moving from So. Calif. we would call to ask his advice on where different areas...  more
  • louis matteucci
    I know Ed was an ardent Dodgers fan and he knew of my devotion to the Giants, so this is difficult. I'm hoping that the damn Dodgers win the World Series this year for Ed as he roots for them from his skybox from above. He was a good man who will be missed.
  • Leigh Hayes
    I don't think I ever saw Ed frown. He was a gravitational guy, someone you naturally were drawn to because of his welcoming smile and easy conversation. I love the "red sweater" pic from one of our Cooks and Books holiday parties. Ed loved...  more
  • Paul Gordon
    Ed was such a dear and loving soul. He radiated warmth and seemed to make everyone around him feel happy and at ease, whether by sharing a laugh or sharing one of the creations that came out of his beloved pizza oven. Ed looked for the humor in things,...  more
  • John Burton
    Ed, You are a true friend: supportive, empathetic, and intelligent. Go Dodgers!
  • E Hecker
    What fun to look at all the photos shared and imagine the long and wonderful life that Ed and Angela shared together!!!! Ed was a devoted husband and a lover of life from the earth (geology) to the pleasures it provided (aka wine). He had a peacefulness...  more
  • Jessica Hendrix
    Uncle Eddie was an amazing light. He always seemed to bring people in and make you feel comfortable. I was 8 or 9 when I first met him and he was the coolest. So smart....always had the most interesting conversations. I was a weird kid and always wanted...  more
  • John Maida
    We miss you Ed, Christine & I will never forget your kindness and warm Hospitality you & Angela had showed Us.
    RIP my friend😪
  • Hannah Gordon
    I always enjoyed being around Ed because he was quick with a smile and laugh. Ed and Angela emanated positive energy every time I saw them. I was blessed to grow up around the EBFL fantasy football league and then briefly serve as a team owner and see...  more
  • John Ireland
    Ed and I spent our time together over the last 20 years or so on the golf course, attending various fantasy football events, enjoying gatherings in his back yard and celebrating New Year's Eve with friends. It was only two years ago that we decided to...  more
  • Janet Fletcher
    So many memories of great times with Ed and Angela. Doug and I just loved being around him. He was warm, open, easygoing, unpretentious and interested in everything from baseball and golf to bread baking, vegetable gardening, opera, wine and theater. I...  more
  • Kara Prior
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