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Joseph H. Betz, Jr.
March 7, 1932 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Joseph H. Betz, Jr. passed away peacefully on October 19, 2023 in the company of his son, Ken Herzl-Betz, and his daughter, Donna Meilman at the Autumn House West in York, PA. Joe is survived by his wife, Darlene Betz; four children: Ken (Louise) Herzl-Betz, Mike (Renee) Betz, Donna (Henry) Meilman, and David (Brenda) Betz; fourteen grandchildren: Hans Herzl- Betz, Max (Rachel) Herzl-Betz, Siegfried (Kim) Herzl- Betz, Eliese Herzl- Betz, Joshua (Rachel) Betz, Amanda (Alex) Gold, Wayne (Lisa) Bowerman, Christopher (Samantha) Bowerman, Scott (Laura) Bowerman, Jennifer (Jerry) Tinney, Amber (Adam) Sanders, Lauren (Corey) Wilson, Nicholas (Christen) Betz and Andrew (Lindsey) Betz; and twenty great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Joe served in the army from 1952-1954 in Germany. He owned and operated Betz Garage on Philadelphia Rd. in Rosedale for 20 years but retired at age 46 due to medical disability. He is pre-deceased by his parents Marie and Joseph Betz, Sr. and also his first wife Elizabeth DiCarlo.
He married Darlene Talbot in 1995 and had the good fortune to travel the country for 28 years in a travel trailer before settling in Clermont, FL. He was well loved in the Teton Homes trailering community and helped many travelers with his mechanical skills. He and Darlene also were able to vacation in Europe and the Caribbean. He was loved by friends and family and lived far longer than he ever expected. Even in the nursing home he was loved by the staff and other patients who appreciated his happy and pleasant demeanor. He was a faithful Christian and finally let his burdens go in the hope of eternal rest and peace. He was much loved.
Friends may call at family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home P. A. at 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex at route 702 (beltway exit 36) on Sunday, October 22nd from 2 to 4 pm. Funeral services on Monday, October 23rd at 1pm. Interment Zion Church Cemetery.