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James L Betz
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1928
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 2011
Manatee County
Florida, USA

Betz, James L. (February 2, 2011), Betz, James L., 82, of Bradenton, Fl and Ocean City, NJ passed away after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in The Shores at Wesley Manor. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Born in Palmyra, Pa he was raised in Elizabethtown Pa and had lived in Langhorne, Pa. Upon his retirement they moved to Bradenton, Fl and summered in Ocean City. Mr. Betz was a veteran serving with the U. S. Army he was stationed in Japan and served the occupational troops from 1946 until his Honorable Discharge in 1948 He was graduated from Penn State University in 1952 with an Industrial Engineering Degree. He was Chief Industrial Engineer for U. S. Steel Corp. in the Fairless Works Plant in Morrisville, Pa where he had worked for 30 years before his retirement in April 1983. Mr. Betz was an avid Penn State Football Fan. He loved sailing, skiing, golf, tennis, traveling and the ocean. He had served as a director on the Neshaminy School Board from 1972 until 1978, member of the Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, Langhorne Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, a member of the El Conquistador Golf and Country Club in Bradenton, Fl and the Ocean City Yacht Club. Surviving are his wife: Lois Betz of Bradenton, FL, a daughter: Judy B. Zuch (Frank) of Bensalem, Pa, three sons: Dr. Randal R. Betz (Betsey) of Ocean City, NJ, James L. Betz, Jr. (Donna) and Thomas B . Betz (Pam) all of Langhorne, Pa. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Randal R. Betz, Jr., Christine Betz Flanagan, Aimee Betz Sherrock, Laurie Betz Steffa, Kimberly Zuch-Roberts, Lauren Zuch Schneider, Thomas Betz, Jr., Andrew Betz, Jillian Betz, eight great grandchildren, a brother: Lester Betz (Lorraine) of Mechanicsburg, Pa, two sisters: Clara Reighard (Ken), Joann Mengel all of Elizabethtown, Pa. A Memorial Service will be offered at the later date with private burial at the family's convenience. The Family suggests those who desire send memorial contributions to Shriners Hospital, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19140. To e-mail condolences visit

Lancaster, PA Intelligencer Journal/New Era 2/5/2011 
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  Lois Roberts Betz (1930 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
Record added: Feb 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65194525
James L Betz
Added by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
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 Added: Feb. 5, 2011

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