Roger C. Betts

Roger C. Betts, 77, of Tunkhannock passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born Dec. 8, 1935, in New Brunswick, N.J., he was the son of the late Walter and Hazel Jacobs Betts.

Roger was a graduate of Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., and a Navy veteran.

He was a Procter and Gamble retiree as well as a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

Roger is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Joan Janin Betts; sons, David, Tunkhannock; Gregory, Scranton; and Stephen and wife, Sandra, Clarks Summit; and daughter, Heather, Tunkhannock. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Betts, and his sister, Carolyn Johnston, both of Kennett Square; and two granddaughters, Melissa and Nina.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Church of the Nativity BVM, Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Richard Polmounter presiding. Interment will be in Pieta Cemetery. A private viewing was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Roger's name to the Church of the Nativity BVM, 99 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657, or to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

Sheldon - Kukuchka Funeral Home - Tunkhannock
73 West Tioga Street  Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Published in Citizens' Voice from June 24 to June 25, 2013