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Jay died January 9, 2010, in Billings, Montana. He came to Montana after high school and a year at Oklahoma State University to work in forestry. Jay graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in forestry and started ranching. He jumped at Missoula during the 1958 season and was an NSA member.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Bertino, James (Missoula 1958)" (2010). Smokejumper Obituaries. 983.