NEWTON -- Robert E. Betts, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Bristol Glen in Newton, following a long illness. Born in West Chester, Pa., he had lived for many years in Newton and then in Lynchburg, Va., before returning to Newton two years ago.
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Son of the late George Marshal and Florence (Rapp) Betts, Robert proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman first class during World War II. Mr. Betts enjoyed a long and successful career as an insurance agent for the Prudential Insurance Company in Newton. A devout Methodist, Robert was a trustee for the Blairstown Methodist Church and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newton.
Robert was predeceased by his brother, George Betts, and is survived by his wife, Agnes Irene (Muchmore) Betts; his sons, Robert Ryan and his wife, Toni, of Pensacola, Fla., and David Edward and his wife, Sandra Betts, of Newton; his daughters, Cheryl Anne Rennick of Sebastopol, Calif., and Janice Edna Berry of Bangor, Pa.; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Private arrangements are under the direction of the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main St. (Route 206), Newton. Online condolences may be offered through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Oct. 31, 2010