BERTINE CORIMBY Bertine Corimby, of Las Vegas, died April 6, 2013. Raised on the island of Corsica, Bertine received her masters from Northwestern and was a Fulbright Scholar. She played in orchestras around the world and was one of the founding members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. A violinist her whole life, she moved to Vegas in the 60's playing for every Vegas star and played the solo on "My Way" in "Elvis Aloha from Hawaii." Bertine was a character, loved thrift shops, bargains, coffee, making lamps, world and U.S. travel, antiques, lighthouses, cats and plants. She was opinionated, independent and believed aging is not for sissies yet was determined to keep a keen mind learning Russian, calculus and Civil War history when she died. She is survived by daughter, Vita (Randy); sons, Tino and Rick; four grandkids, including pride and joy Journey; one great-grandkid; plus friends and colleagues. There will be a life celebration and concert 4-9 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Desert Springs Clubhouse, 2500 Regatta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128. The Bertine Corimby Scholarship Fund has been created. In lieu of flowers, please make a tax-deductible donation to Nevada School of the Arts/Bertine. "You're gonna miss me when I'm gone!"
Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal from May 11 to May 12, 2013.