Northwest NEWS

April 1, 2002


Local musician struck by illness

A fund to help the recovery of one of Duvall's own, William Bertman, has begun at Pumps & Grinds Speakeasy Cafˇ. A musician widely heard in the Puget Sound area, William has been a generous performer at Duvall events such as Sandblast and numerous Pumps & Grinds concerts.
   William Bertman, recording artist, composer, teacher and studio musician, has been diagnosed with a rare heart condition which has stopped his music. As the sole support for his family, William and his wife Alene have his recovery as their total focus and are hopeful that he can return to work in about two months.
   Contributions to the fund may be made at Duvall Bank of America or at Pumps & Grinds.