Bertie Lee Gentry-Radloff, born September 4, 1919, went to be with her beloved husband on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00 a.m. Bertie was born in Dayton, Tennessee to Robert and Bertha Gentry. She was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters. She married Walter Albert Radloff on September 4, 1937 on her eighteenth birthday. Together they had five exuberant and talented children.
Family was very important to Bertie. She often said that the best time of her life was when all five of her children were under the same roof. She had: two sons, three daughters, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
In her early 60s, Bertie studied the art of making stained glass and, with the assistance of her two sons, set up a glass studio in her home. She quickly became a talented artisan. Many of her beautiful pieces decorate local homes and offices throughout Central Florida.
All who knew Bertie celebrated her. A true optimist, she made the very best of every situation. She was always in a good mood and was a fantastic listener. She had a way of making every person feel like they were her favorite. She was an accomplished chef and passed on many secret family recipes from her family's English-Irish heritage. She loved to go shopping and dressed to the nines well into her late nineties. She also loved to play cards. Her favorite game was Pinochle. Bertie was a devout believer in the Almighty God. She was a member of two Methodist churches. The first, in her hometown of Dayton, Tennessee, and the second in Saint Petersburg, Florida. In the latter part of her life, she celebrated every Sunday by watching Joel Osteen.
Bertie Radloff is survived by her daughters: Barbara Ager, Marlene Radloff, and Janene Silver. She was pre-deceased by her husband Walter Radloff, her two sons: Thomas Radloff and Ernie Radloff, and her grandson: Timothy Radloff.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 28th from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Highland Funeral Home, 3329 East Semoran Blvd., Apopka, FL where a Celebration of Bertie's Life will commence at 10:30 a.m.
A reception will immediately follow at Lake Villas Condominium Clubhouse in Altamonte Springs: 118 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.
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My sincere condolences to the family. May God grant you all much comfort and peace and may you carry her spirit with you until you meet again 💗 God be with you all. Rest in Paradise, Ms. Radloff.
Giselle RamirezAltamonte Springs, FL
My love and condolences go out to the entire family, Si
I love you Ms Bertie. I was so blessed to have had you in my life. What a a beautiful,kind, caring and loving person you were. Thank you (and all of your family) for always making me feel like part of your family. Thanks for all the beautiful memories. You will always be in my heart. God bless and Rest In Peace...
Connie WestLongwood, FL
I thank Bert for all the wonderful memories, fun times, good meals; but most of all, for sharing her wonderful son with me.
Judith Hutchensperu, IN
Marlene and family so sad to hear Bertie's passing. She was truly an amazing person and special Mom to a wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
Bob and Rosalie
Robert JennyMt. Arlington, NJ
Dear Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Bertie. May you be comforted beyond measure as you reflect on the solid promise of a resurrection for all who have died. (John 5:28-29) Almighty God cannot lie, his promises are our guarantee and will soon become our reality. (Titus 1:2) JW.ORG
My condolences on your loss. Regards to David.
Nathan H Chittyorlando, FL
We are so sorry for your loss. Know that your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With loving sympathy, Renee, Tony, and Ryan
Renee RizzutiCharlotte, NC
Kelly and Marlene and Violet we are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Carry on her legacy by continuing to be the fabulous women that you all are. WIth love, Jimmy and Donna Ford
Donna and Jim FordWinter Park, FL
You were the best Gramma in the whole world. I can't believe you are gone. I love you so much. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. You taught us all so much. Love you Bertie Lee. I know I will see you again one day. But I will sure miss you until then.
Kelley ThomasMaitland, FL