Celebrating the life of

David Anthony Bertaux

April 03, 1964 - September 02, 2020

David Anthony Bertaux

David Anthony Bertaux, 56, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. 

Born April 3, 1964 in Morgantown, WV, David is survived by his wife Lachlan (Ivy) Bertaux of Savannah, GA; sons Anthony Joseph Bertaux of Raleigh, NC, and Nicholas James Bertaux of Morrisville, NC; parents JoAnn Fredrick Bertaux of Morgantown, WV, and David Joseph Bertaux and wife Janice of Sebring, FL; brothers, Mike Bertaux and wife Kim of Apex, NC, Brian Bertaux of Winchester, VA, and John Bertaux of Keller, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews whom he loved deeply.

David was a 1982 graduate of Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, MD. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1986 from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD, and his master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, in 1992. David had a lifelong passion for business and an entrepreneurial spirit, which led him to establish and operate a number of diverse small businesses. He also spent some of his business career as an investment advisor.

David’s love of life and people allowed him to touch all those around him. His bright blue eyes, infectious smile, and charitable heart attracted anyone who crossed his path. His passion for uplifting others was exhibited in everything that he did. If you met him once or knew him for years you could never forget his beautiful soul. 

David spent much of his adult life in Apex, NC, where he and his first wife, Karen (Hinkle) Waggener, raised their sons. While in Apex, he was a parishioner at Saint Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, where he served as a lector and taught Teen Youth Ministry. David spent many years and obtained great joy in coaching his sons’ youth sports teams, specifically basketball and soccer. In addition to the dedication to his church and youth sports, he was an active member of the Knightdale Lion’s Club where he participated in many of their charitable events. He never missed an opportunity to help others and many were blessed by his giving heart.  

A funeral mass will be held Friday, September 11, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Apex, NC, with interment of ashes immediately following at Saint Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Apex, NC, where he will rest eternally. Family and friends will be received immediately following the interment of ashes at MacGregor Downs Country Club, Cary, NC.

Memorial donations can be made in remembrance of David to a charity of your choice that you feel embodies David’s vibrant spirit. Or, simply honor David by gathering with friends and family, turning up the music, laughing and having fun with those you love.




My deepest sympathies to the Bertaux Family. Dave was such a joy to be with. My memories of him are of a really great guy who always had time to spend with you. Rest In Peace.

- Heidi Simmons Connolly, Elkridge , Maryland

David was such a loving, giving person. He always had his smile on. I will miss him terribly. My condolences to Lachlan and the family.

- Linda Field , Goose Creek, SC

My deepest sympathy for loss of David. My prayers will continue to be with you and your family during this time. His light will shine on you all!!!

- Dawn (samples) mccarthy, Louisville , Ky

May all the wonderful memories of your sweet David carry you through your grieving. My condolences for your loss. Your family is continually in my prayers.

- Erin Farrell, Roswell, Georgia

Dave was a bright shining light with an easy smile and contagious laughter. My heartfelt condolences are sent to his family and friends, all of whom loved him deeply and he in return. Thankful to Facebook for allowing us to reconnect over the last several years and become better acquainted. Fly high, Dave!

- Brenda Friend, Alexandria, VA

Lachlan, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and David’s family. You all remain in my prayers. May precious memories lift your heart and sustain you during this horrific time.

- Susan Pedro, Newport, RI

My prayers and sympathy are with David’s Wife Lachlan Bertaux, his sons and his family. May he Rest In Peace in the Glory of our Heavenly Father. He will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him.

- Jacqueline Younger, Savannah, Ga

My deepest sympathies to all. You will be in my thought and prayers.

- Michele DeCarlo, Westover, West Virginia

Lachlan, your Savannah family w i l l do all we can to help soften the blow of this devastating loss. We will all Miss that wonderful man of yours. Love Aunt Polly

- Polly and Tim cooper, Savannah, Ga

Lachlan, your Savannah family w i l l do all we can to help soften the blow of this devastating loss. We will all Miss that wonderful man of yours. Love Aunt Polly

- Polly and Tim cooper, Savannah, Ga

Lachlan, your Savannah family w i l l do all we can to help soften the blow of this devastating loss. We will all Miss that wonderful man of yours. Love Aunt Polly

- Polly and Tim cooper, Savannah, Ga

Lachlan, your Savannah family w i l l do all we can to help soften the blow of this devastating loss. We will all Miss that wonderful man of yours. Love Aunt Polly

- Polly and Tim cooper, Savannah, Ga

I only met David once but he’s infectious smile and personality drew me in. I was overjoyed when he and Lachlan were married. A match made in heaven. Lachlan and David were so happy and I wish with my heart that stays with Lachlan forever. Words can’t express my grief for your loss, Lachlan.

- Debra nuss, Bluffton, SC

Here's to you, here's to me On this we can all agree A better friend you'll never find David Bertaux is one of a kind!

- FH Class of 1982, et al, Cumberland , MD

Dear Lachlan, Anthony and Nick We were so fortunate to have met David last year on our family trip from Australia to Savannah. We cherish the wonderful week we all spent together as a family. We feel blessed and privileged to have shared immense joy and happiness with David. Our sincere and deepest condolences to you all. Much love Angela, James, Oliver and Rose

- Collins , Brisbane , Australia

May the Lord hold you close and provide you with strength and comfort as you mourn the loss of your beloved. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless... Lisa Melnick

- Kukovich/Melnick , Palm Coast , FL

Our deepest sympathies on David’s passing. May light perpetual shine upon him. Prayers for Lachlan, Anthony, Nick, and his entire family. May the church service and following gathering be a time if fellowship and sharing the stories and love from David’s life.

- Joy Mast, Whitefish Bay , WI

David so clearly brought joy to those in his life and lived this earthly life to the fullest. I pray for peace for his family as they adjust to life here without him as he moves to guide them from heaven.

- Katherine & Chris Hanna, Catawba, SC

So sorry for loss.

- Barbara Fling, Savannab, Georgia

I am so sorry for your loss. David was a great guy and always took time to play with me when I was a kid when they would come into town. Gonna miss him.

- Tony hinkle and family, akron, oh

When you lose someone with whom you love with every fiber and ounce of your being..... you must “not” just learn to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind. May God grant his wife, sons, family and friends HIS peace during this time and replace the immeasurable grief with treasured memories shared.

- Isabelle (Toni) Saylor, Emmitsburg, MD

I have known David since Jr High in Cumberland MD. He had those beautiful blue eyes and the infectious smile. Then I met the rest of the Bel Air Crew!! I have never come across in the many places I’ve lived a group of people who are still friends like we are and David was at that core. It is just the wonderful, great guy he was. Everyone who met David loved him. I was so shocked to hear the news and felt so honored to be in the constant loop of his progress as his group prayed and hoped as we got the updates. I’m still in shock. My heart goes out to all of you. Anthony and Nick my deepest condolences. He was so very proud of you both. Lachlan I’m so very sorry for the loss of your husband so very soon. I cannot imagine your pain. May God grant you peace in the coming days and the memories to help you in this difficult time. David will always be in my heart and I’ll hear him singing any Journey or Van Halen song!!

- Chrissie (Grove) Kallio, Apex, NC

Mrs. Bertaux and family-In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to you my heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.

- Victor Myles , Savannah, GA

I am so sorry for your lost. My heart goes out to you Lachlan and your family.

- Ivanna Zullo, Miami, Fl

My condolences to David’s family and friends. There are people that you encounter in life that have a certain quality that draws other people to them. David was one of those people. He will be missed by many. I hope all find comfort in remembering the good times they shared with David, and sharing those memories with others who were lucky enough to know him.

- Lyons family, Glen Allen, VA

Prayers and Healing Vibes to the entire Bertaux Family. May God Take and Keep You Always~ Rest in Peace Dave!

- JJ Kelley, Cumberland, MD

I am so very sorry to hear of David's passing. He was such a nice person. My thoughts are with his family, and friends.

- Sharon Amick , Cumberland , Maryland

Dear Lachlan, I am so very sorry for your loss of David...I could see your joy and was so happy that you were happy as I have looked at pictures of you two over the past few years... I pray Yehovah will comfort your heart... Shalom, Joy

- Joy Collins Lyle , Walterboro , South Carolina

My deepest condolences go out to you Mike and Kim and the entire Bertaux family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

- Mary Springfield, Lanham, MD

Our sincerest sympathies are extended to David’s extended family. David was a huge part of our life for so many years and so many memories. The best memories included him, and we loved him dearly. He was a long time and true friend to both of us, but especially to Gary. For Gary, he is irreplaceable. David had a way of bringing people together in life, and continues even now. His best qualities shine on in Anthony and Nick, of whom he was immensely proud. Our love to Lachlan, Anthony and Nick, and the whole Bertaux family. Rest In Peace David...

- Gary and Nancy Cowan, Apex, NC

Continued prayers for comfort and peace during this very difficult time to Lachlan, her stepsons and David’s family. I’m so sorry for this sudden loss.

- Cherilyn Hale, Savannah, GA

My deepest heartfelt sympathy and love to you all today and always.

- Carol Anne Hazelman , Savannah , GA

Dennis and I are lifting you up in prayer. Rest in the loving arms of Jesus - may He strengthen you, comfort you and bless you with peace. We are grateful for the joy that David and you shared.

- Dern, Warwick, Ri

Our sincere sympathy. We will keep you all in our prayers. RIP David

- Peg & Bob Gillum, Cumberland , Md

A candle has been lit!

My heartfelt sympathy for Lachlan and David’s family and friends. May you find comfort in the arms of our Lord and love from your friends and family.

- Janice Whitehead, Savannah , Ga

My sincere sympathies to the entire Bertaux family. What a tremendous man, father , husband and friend. I am sorry for the loss. May Dave rest in peace.

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Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Memorial Funeral Mass
  • 11:00 a.m. on Fri, September 11, 2020
  • Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
  • (map)
    Apex NC
  • Interment of Ashes
  • on Fri, September 11, 2020
  • Saint Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church
  • (map)
    Apex NC