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Elizabeth F. "Betsy" Fitzgerald

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Elizabeth F. "Betsy" Fitzgerald Obituary
Elizabeth F. 'Betsy' Fitzgerald of West Chester Elizabeth F. "Betsy" Fitzgerald, 89, of West Chester, died Wednesday, February 9, 2011. She was the widow of Raymond T. Fitzgerald, with whom she shared 36 years of marriage until his untimely death in 1979. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Howard C. and Elizabeth Hickman Forsythe. She graduated from West Chester High School in 1939, received her college degree from Wilson College in 1943, and a master's degree from West Chester State Teachers College. She worked in a medical research laboratory and for Aeroprojects in West Chester. She then taught biology for 28 years in the Unionville schools. Betsy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester for 80 years. During that time she served as a Sunday school teacher, circle leader, Bible study teacher, and a volunteer in the office. Her community involvement included being a Red Cross volunteer, a member of the New Century Club, a board member of the Friends of the West Chester Library, and past president and a board member of AARP. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed reading, gardening, and traveling. Betsy is survived by a son, R. Everett Fitzgerald (Beth) of Hockessin, Del.; a daughter, Jane Fitzgerald Richards (Tom) of West Chester; three grandchildren, Jennifer R. Fridge, Patricia E. Fitzgerald, Timothy E. Fitzgerald; and four great-grandchildren, Megan, Ben, Maddie Grace, and Mei Lynn. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15, at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 W. Miner Street, West Chester, PA 19382, where there will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, Birmingham Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester at the above address. Arrangements are being handled by the Founds Funeral Home, Inc., West Chester, (610) 696-0134. For online condolences please visit www. foundsfuneralhome.com.

Published in Daily Local News on Feb. 12, 2011
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