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 Betty Jean <I>Spears</I> Grech

Betty Jean Spears Grech

Birth
Dingmans Ferry, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Jan 2017 (aged 90)
Port Jervis, Orange County, New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 175481464 · View Source
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Betty Jean Grech, age 90, of Port Jervis, NY. She passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 5, 1926 in Dingmans Ferry, PA, the daughter of Harry O. Spears and Lucy Smith Spears. Betty married Alexander Grech, Jr. on January 27, 1950, with whom she celebrated 66 years of marriage. She is survived by her husband, Alexander, her children, Kathleen Pepper and Martin Mann of Port Jervis, Stephanie Lovato of Harwinton, CT, Alexander Grech, III and his wife, Phyllis of Saint Johnsbury, VT, and Bridget Grech-Mehedin of Port Jervis; her cherished grandchildren: Heather and Daniel Lane, Rob Pepper, Ryan Pepper, Tracey and Jonathan Nelson, Jeffrey Lovato and his fiancee, Charleen Simmons, Jason Lovato and Sarah Mia Lucia, Jeremy Lovato, Elizabeth Grech, Julianne Grech, Alexander Grech, IV, Christopher Mehedin and Nicholas Mehedin, her great-grandchildren: Owen, Max, Jake, Mackenzie, Erin, Miranda and Lexi, and her great-great granddaughter: Laila, and several nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her brother, Harry “Chet” Spears. Betty was an avid golfer and a long-time member of the Port Jervis Country Club. She was the treasurer of the local chapter of the cub scouts for over 40 years. Betty was a dedicated republican, a former state committee woman, and a former chairwoman of the Orange County Republican Committee. She was recently recognized for over 50 years of service with the Orange County Republican Committee. Betty attended numerous presidential inaugurations and wrote multiple speeches for Ben Gilman. Visitation will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 22nd at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 23rd at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knightauchmoody.com.


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  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175481464
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Jean Spears Grech (5 Nov 1926–16 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175481464, ; Maintained by W H (contributor 46776106) Unknown.