Dr. Thomas  Bertenshaw


Dr. Thomas Gordon Bertenshaw, 83, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. A viewing and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater. A commitment ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin.

Thomas was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Chicago. A proud veteran, Thomas served in the United States Air Force for 22 years, rising to the rank of major and earning awards for meritorious service before retiring in 1975. He attended Oklahoma State University, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering, as well as a Ph.D. in education. He served as the head of the electrical engineering technology department at OSU for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis G. Bertenshaw and Elizabeth Smith; siblings, Cheron Day and Louis Bertenshaw; daughter Suzanne Bertenshaw and son Kip Bertenshaw.

He is survived by his wife of more than 23 years, Alberta Bertenshaw; son Thomas G. Bertenshaw II; daughter Jillian Theriault; stepdaughters Jennipher Cline and husband Chadd, Amber Burnett and husband Brad, Sara Osborn and husband Nathan; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com
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