April 6, 2012
Betty L. MacCartney, 64, of Plains Township, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital due to complications from a chronic illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 29, 1947, the daughter of the late George and Sophie (Haczewski) Baltusavich of Plains Township. She was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, class of 1965, where she was a majorette. Betty was employed at several area banks as a Data Processor and last worked at TRL trucking prior to her retirement in 2007. Betty enjoyed the simplest of pleasures in life - coffee with friends, visits to Atlantic City, more recently Mohegan Sun, and family. She was always ready to take a trip anywhere. She took an interest in the history of Russian Tzar Nicholas II, so in 2002 she and her husband, Jack, along with her Aunt Joz traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia. They also visited the city of Moscow during the journey. She enjoyed trips to watch Penn State play or made sure her Saturdays were free to watch them on television. Being a wife and mother were her priorities in her life and she gave so much, never asking for anything in return, but by far, her greatest joy was her grandchildren. Her wit and laugh will be remembered by those who knew her, and the void created in our hearts by her loss will never be filled. Surviving are her husband, John, Plains Township; daughters, Joanne Wychock and her husband, James, Pittston; Dianne Kasisky and her husband, Andrew, Plains Township; grandsons, James Thomas and Robbie John Wychock, Andrew John Kasisky and step-granddaughter Kyla Sunday Kasisky. Also surviving are her sister, Joan Stroup, Harrisburg, and her brother, George Baltusavich, Plains Township; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many cousins. The family would like to thank Dr. Kevin Carey, Dr. Delehanty, and Dr. Elis for the excellent care they provided Betty over the years. She truly gave them a run for their money. They would also like to thank the staff at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, especially Ken and Marlene in the CCU for the outstanding and compassionate care they provided. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains Township. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Betty's memory may be made to the
, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago IL 60693 or the
, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield IL 62711. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com .
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 8, 2012