AGE: 67 • Forked River
Patricia Betzler (nee Diamond), 67 of Forked River, passed away on May 15th after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, she played the cello and was a dancer and dance instructor for many years. Her love of dance led to appearances on a USO Tour and even American Bandstand. After relocating to Ocean County, Pat worked as a Paraoptometric for 37 years. Pat's love and dedication to her family were the guiding forces of her life. She cared for many family members and friends in need no matter the personal sacrifice. Pat also enjoyed many adventures with her family through travels around the world.
Pat will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Amy and Kimberly; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Dawn; and grandsons, Tyler and Ryan. She was pre-deceased by her husband Bill.
Visitation will be Sunday 1-4 pm at Layton's Home For Funerals, Forked River. A funeral service will be held 330 Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, which was a great source of care, strength, and comfort for Pat and her family