Elizabeth "Betty" Swartz
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AGE: 81 • Blackwood
Elizabeth "Betty" Swartz, age 81 of Blackwood, passed away on Tuesday November 19, 2013 at Virtua West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees. Beloved wife of Ronald Swartz. Loving mother of Gary Swartz, Kenneth Swartz and the late Leslie Swartz. Proud grandmother of Melissa (Brian) Foster, Ana, Austyn, and Alexa Swartz. Dear great-grandmother of Cecilia, Mackenzie, and Brandon. Elizabeth is also survived and will be sadly missed by her sister Elaine Overholt.
Elizabeth was born in Philadelphia and resided in Blackwood for the past 56 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Hope Parish/St. Jude's Church, where she had been a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. Mrs. Swartz had a large place in her heart for children with special needs. She was a founder and longtime President of Pacesetters, where she was integral in the organization of many trips, dances and activities. Elizabeth also got many children involved in the Special Olympics. Mrs. Swartz was honored by the Gloucester Twp. Rotary for her all her work and devotion to special needs children.
Viewing will be held on Saturday November 23 from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the Earle Funeral Home, 122 W. Church St., Blackwood, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Hope Parish/St. Jude's Church, 402 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Washington Twp. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Possibility Players, 95 Balsam Rd., Lumberton, NJ 08048. Condolences may be viewed/posted at ww.earlefuneralhome.com.
Earle Funeral Home
122 W. Church St. Blackwood, NJ 08012
Published in Courier-Post on Nov. 21, 2013