Elizabeth J. (Betty) Gotcha, age 87, of Nanticoke, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 20, 2014 at home.
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She was born in Kingston on July 29, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Russell Armstrong and Helen Betcher Parsons, she was graduate of Kingston High School.
Elizabeth was director of the Nanticoke Senior Citizens Center, was employed by the Bureau of the Aging, and after retirement she became a ceramic instructor at the center.
She was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies, and was a member of RSVP.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her first husband, Francis Cooney; three infant grandsons, Brian, Gary and Matthew and brothers, Bob Betcher and Ralph Parsons.
She is presently survived by her second husband, Andrew, of 37 years of marriage; sons Francis and wife, Helen Mary Cooney, Ridley Park; Brian and wife, Rose Cooney, Ashley; Shawn and wife, Gale Cooney, Nanticoke; daughters, Bonnie and husband, Ken Lazar, Mountain Top; Eileen and husband Charles Molecavage, Glen Lyon; Bridget Negroni, Mountain Top; Mary Farrell, Ashley; brother Arthur and wife, Claire Parsons, Dallas; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday evening from Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51 W. Green St., Nanticoke with services at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. David Pegarella, pastor, officiating. A memorial service will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Nanticoke Christian Fellowship Church, Prospect Street, Nanticoke, followed by interment in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Glen Lyon.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Special Olympics, care of Jessica Parsons, 5930 Harper Rd., Holt, Mich. 48842.
Grontkowski Funeral Home Pc
51-53 W Green St Nanticoke, PA 18634
Published in Citizens' Voice from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2014