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In Memory of

Keith Gerard Bertrand

June 5, 1953 - October 8, 2016

Obituary


Keith Gerard Bertrand, age 63 of Plano, Texas, formerly of Clifton Park, New York, passed away at home on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Keith was born on June 5, 1953 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Armand and Ione Bertrand.

Keith graduated from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, Louisiana and LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York.

Keith's entrepreneurial spirit led him to open several businesses both in New Orleans and in Endicott, New York, where he lived for many years.


For the past 18 years,...

Keith Gerard Bertrand, age 63 of Plano, Texas, formerly of Clifton Park, New York, passed away at home on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Keith was born on June 5, 1953 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Armand and Ione Bertrand.

Keith graduated from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, Louisiana and LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York.

Keith's entrepreneurial spirit led him to open several businesses both in New Orleans and in Endicott, New York, where he lived for many years.


For the past 18 years, Keith has worked for State Farm Insurance Co. as a Pricing Specialist, a Field Underwriter, and a Claims Specialist in Multi-Claims Investigation Unit. Just 4 months ago, Keith transferred with State Farm to the new office in Plano, TX. There he married Patricia "Trish" Murphy on August 1, 2016, where she currently resides.

Keith was an avid sports fan especially Thoroughbred horse racing. In recent years he spent much of his leisure time at the Saratoga Springs Race Track and was affiliated with the Epona Racing Stables. Keith looked forward to the fall football season following all the teams but especially his New Orleans Saints.

He will be remembered for his humor and quick wit. He loved spending time with his family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Keith is survived by his wife Patricia Murphy Bertrand, his mother Ione Beck Bertrand, daughters Aimee Bertrand Towne (Patrick), Amanda Bertrand Foster (Rich), Ashley Bertrand Amtmann (Frank), son Michael Bertrand, his grandchildren, Cameron and Lucia Kelley and Sophia and Xavier Towne, his sisters Renee Bertrand Gusman (Marlin), Angie Bertrand Richard (Randy), uncles Donald Bertrand (Ethel), Matthew Beck (Cheryl), Immanuel Beck (Shelly), aunts Iris Beck Morse and Ingrid Beck Watkins (Kevin), nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Armand Louis Bertrand.

A Funeral Mass for Keith will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church located at 1201 Alma Drive, Plano, TX 65075. Father Clifford Smith will officiate.

Cremation Rites will be accorded following the Mass.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral mass at St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church.

Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano, Texas has charge of arrangements.