Aunt Betty was always a joy to visit with, I will always miss her.Condolences to Jeff ,David, Norman, Doralee.
I met Betty in 1957, first as a substitute teacher, then as a family friend. I baby sat all of her children, and as time passed we became closer, as she was to become the closest friend of my late Mother. I consider it a privilege to have been a small part of Betty's life. Whenever I came to America (having lived 45 years in Italy and England) I always visited with Betty and Dora Lee, and whenever possible, David and Norman. Jeff lives so far from his Mother that I have not seen him since his son Barry was a toddler. To have had such a wonderful woman for a Mother, all of her children are so very fortunate...it is always terrible to lose a loved one, but losing ones Mother is always the hardest thing to bear, especially beautiful Betty. Loving thoughts to you all,
Betty was my daughter's teacher at Nautilus and A good friend. I miss her. Myrna Bramson. I believe it was David's band that played for my son's Bar Mitzvah on the yacht across from the Fountainbleu.(Ben Nemser) 1970
Hi to the family. I have known David and Norman since our pre-school days, going back over 50 some years ago. "Mrs. Balter" was also my English Teacher at Nautilus, and indeed, she was an inspired and highly effective teacher. Till this day, I remember many aspects of proper speaking and writing from her ways of getting us to remember these things.
Every single day, for decades, she did things to help students- for thousands of students. Thank you Mrs. Balter- for everything you did for so many people.
Much love to all of the Chesky siblings.
Steve Miller (formerly of Miami Beach, and now in Singapore)
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Betty's family. We were happy to have shared time with her in Miami and New York. Peace to you all. from Susanne's Mom and Stepfather (Paula and Greg)
My sincerest condolences to the family. Mrs. Chesky (at that time) was my teacher at Nautilus Junior High. With her great personality and exemplary teaching, she was my favorite. She invited me to a birthday party at her house on Alton Road all those years ago, and I brought a big cake from my family's bakery. It was there that I met Doralee. Over the decades, I bumped into Mrs. Balter and Doralee now and again, and we always had such a nice time just talking and catching up. She was a very dear and special woman that I will always remember for her intelligence, warmth and kindness.
I remember Mrs. Balter with great respect and fondness. She was my teacher at Nautilus Jr. High so many years ago but I still recall her love of teaching and how she made each student feel special. My condolences to her family who hopefully are comforted by the way she touched so very many former students.
Dear grandma Betty we love you dearly and will always miss you! You were such fun grandma and our trips to Miami will never be the same without you...
Paloma and Lucca
My condolences go out to your family, David (Duke), Norman, DoraLee, and Jeff. Betty was a dear friend and neighbor for many many years on Flamingo Drive. She was a wonderful teacher for many children in Miami Beach. She will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Balter was a wonderful teacher, mother and woman. She contributed so much to the lives of so many young people. She will never be forgotten.
We are so sorry for your loss and share in it.
Rest in peace dear Betty. You were such a wonderful influence in my life throughout the many, many years. You are now with my Daddy who you adored and he adored you. Rest in peace sweet lady. You shall be missed. Donna Goldman Carmel.
To the Chesky Family: I am sorry for your loss. Your Mom meant a great deal to so many future leaders from Miami Beach. I hope your sadness turns to smiles of happy memories of your Mother.
Nicki Englander Grossman