Bertholf, Harold W.
January 24, 1936 - November 25, 2018
Harold, 82 years old, died November 25, 2018 from complications of a stroke on August 18, 2018. He was born in Eufaula, Oklahoma but was raised in Taft, California. He went to UCSB and UCLA earning a Master of Science in Geology. He was a registered Geologist and member of several professional organizations. Harold began his career with the State of California at the Division of Oil & Gas, Board of Equalization and Energy Commission. In 1976 he founded Harold W. Bertholf, Inc., geological appraisal company, where he worked until his retirement. In addition to growing his successful business, he enjoyed spending time with his family and hunting. He spent many weeknights and weekends cheering on his kids and grandkids in basketball, baseball and soccer. When he wasn’t watching sports, he was usually up at the North Butte Duck Club enjoying a day of hunting. He is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 62 years; sons, Russell Bertholf (Kim), Randolph Bertholf (Nancy); daughter, Heidi Sanders (Scott). Five grandchildren, Jack, William and Kate Sanders, Daniel and Ashley Bertholf. Two stepgrandchildren, Melissa Larson and Jason Tirado; and sister, Jean Marie Griffin. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Dante Club (2330 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA) on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:00 am.