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Bertram G. Torstrup

July 14, 1932 - January 30, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: February 8, 2020

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Bertram G. “The Bus Driver” Torstrup 87 and a half of Freeland and formally of Selinsgrove who passed away early Thursday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton.

Born in Brooklyn NY. He was the son of the late Bertram C. and Lillian L. (Bersch) Torstrup.

He was a member of Lutheran Faith, Freeland and a life member of the VFW post 5010.

Bert was a graduate of Alexander Hamilton High School in Brooklyn and was an honorably discharged Army MP who served during the Korean War 1953 -1954.

Before retiring he and his wife ran the Cottage Hotel in Freeland for over 15 years and was a 35 year veteran driver for Greyhound Bus Lines and other companies until 2002.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was his Wife the former Evelyn Barnewold- November 1998, Siblings; John and Warren.

Surviving are Children; Rosemarie McKinley and her husband Gregory- Freeland, Debra Nahay, DVM, and her husband Andrew- Haddock, and Christopher Torstrup and his wife Lori- Freeland. Grandchildren; Meghan and James McKinley, Steven, Nicholas and Ashley Nahay, Ariel, Ivy and Bryce Torstrup. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call Saturday February 8 from 9 to 10am at the McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland. Rev. Michael Kloton will celebrate services at the funeral home along with members of the VFW according military orders.

Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the YMCA PO Box 6 Freeland Pa. 18224

“Bert took his last Greyhound out of town.”


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