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 Edward J. Betzler

Edward J. Betzler

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Death 6 Feb 1948
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Seven Hills, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 100330910 · View Source
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Edward J. Betzler, oranist at St. Peter's Catholic Church from 1924 to 1937 and well-known in Canton musical circles, died Friday in the City Hospital in Cleveland after a brief illness with penumonia. Mr. Betzler was born in Canton 41 years ago. Following his graduation from McKinley High School in 1923, he enrolled at Pio Nomo Musical College in St. Francis, WI and completed a three-year course in one year. He began the study of piano and organ as a young boy. In 1924, when the late Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. B. Stuber was head priest at St. Peter's Church, he engaged Mr. Betzler as organist and choir director. Thirteen years later, when Msgr. Stuber was transferred to St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Cleveland, Mr. Betzler resigned from St. Peter's to become organist in the Cleveland church. While playing in St. Peter's church, he was frequently guest organist at St. John's and St. Benedict's Catholic churches. During the years, he played in several of the larger churches and theaters in New York City. His health failed last September and he retired as organist and music director at St. Paul's Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament in Cleveland. The Betzler home is at 4209 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Betzler, and a sister, Miss Elizabeth M. Betzler of the Cleveland address. The body has been brought to the Wackerly funeral home where friends may call tonight from 7 t 9 and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A solemn requiem High Mass will be sung in St. Peter's church Monday at 9:30 am. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


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  • Created by: BJW
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100330910
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward J. Betzler (unknown–6 Feb 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100330910, citing Saint Peters Cemetery, Seven Hills, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by BJW (contributor 47343717) .