Roger C. Betts, 77, of Tunkhannock, passed away on June 22nd at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on December 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 in Galesburg, Ill., and a Navy veteran. He was a Procter & 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.
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Roger is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Joan Janin Betts; sons, David of Tunkhannock; Gregory of Scranton; and Stephen and wife, Sandra of Clarks Summit; daughter, Heather of 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 Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m., in the Church of the Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock, with Father Richard Polmounter presiding. Interment will be in Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock.
A private viewing was held on Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 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 Dr., WilkesBarre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneral home.com.
Sheldon - Kukuchka Funeral Home - Tunkhannock
73 West Tioga Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Published in Scranton Times from June 24 to June 25, 2013