Edward J. “bud” Betters

Edward J. “bud” Betters

Birth
Saranac Lake, Franklin County, New York, USA
Death 7 Aug 1998 (aged 73)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial Saranac Lake, Franklin County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 74623246 · View Source
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Saturday, 8/8/1998 Adirondack Enterprise
SARANAC LAKE: Edward J. "Bud" Betters, 73, of 52 Duprey Street, Saranac Lake, NY died Friday, August 7, 1998 at Genesee Hospital in Rochester, NY. He was born March 20, 1925 in Saranac Lake, NY the son of Frederick and Mabel (Wright) Betters.
Mr. Betters married Alda (Saumier) Betters of Saranac Lake on July 2, 1947 in St. Bernard's Church. Mr. Betters was a life long resident of Saranac Lake. He attended the Saranac Lake Schools and completed the first course of Criminal Justice offered at North Country Community College. In 1942 He enlisted in the Navy and spent four years of World War II in the European Theater. In 1951 he was recalled to the Korean Conflict for one year. He joined the Saranac Lake Police Department in 1946 and was made Assistant Chief of Police in 1964. He retired from the force in 1970 and went to work for New York State as director of police for the Thousand Island Parks and Recreation Commission. He retired in 1980 and received the Meritorious Service Award for this commission. He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Vets, and of the International Association of Chief of Police.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, James of Columbia Falls, Montana and Shawn of Saranac Lake: one daughter Sheila Betters of Webster, NY; a daughter-in-law Karen Betters of Colombia Falls, Montana; three granddaughters Stephanie Betters of Webster, Gabrielle, and Genevieve, both of Montana. One sister Betty Wesley of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and a sister-in-law Claire Skeels of Saranac Lake, NY and several nieces and nephews also survive her. Burial will be in the St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake.


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  • Created by: Donald Wilcox
  • Added: 8 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74623246
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward J. “bud” Betters (20 Mar 1925–7 Aug 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74623246, citing Saint Bernards Cemetery, Saranac Lake, Franklin County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Donald Wilcox (contributor 47332553) .