Betty Checkosky
1927 - 2020
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Betty Checkosky May 18, 2020 Betty Checkosky, wife of the late Milan Checkosky and long time resident of the Syracuse area, passed away peacefully on the 18th of May, 2020 at the Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville, N.Y. Betty, daughter of the late Louis and Mariam Hobeika, was born on December 22, 1927 in Baskinta, Lebanon. She received her education at the Besancon High School in Baskinta and then worked as a medical assistant at Beirut Hospital. In 1952, Betty immigrated to Syracuse, New York. She married Milan Checkosky on May 17th, 1969 and was married for forty-five years. Betty worked for forty years at Peter's Grocery on Nottingham Road in Syracuse where she was dearly loved by all her customers. She was also an active and devoted member of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God Church in Warners, New York. In her leisure time, Betty enjoyed golfing with Milan and spending time in South Carolina and Florida. Betty loved cooking Lebanese food for her family and friends, entertaining and socializing. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Betty is survived by her brothers, George, Albert and Moussa, sisters, Hind and Leila of Baskinta, Lebanon and many nephews and nieces. A private funeral will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God Church in Warners, New York. Memorial gifts may be made to the Iroquois Nursing Home, 4600 Southwood Heights Drive, Jamesville, New York, 13078 or the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God Academy 2656 Warners Road, Warners, New York, 13164. Please sign the guestbook at

Published in Syracuse Post Standard from May 20 to May 21, 2020.
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May 22, 2020
Our condolences and sympathies are being sent to the entire Hobeika Family. Betty was a very kind, generous and sweet person who we had the pleasure of seeing at many family gatherings. She was an excellent cook and made the best hummus we have ever tasted. Betty will be missed and may she rest in peace.
The Silano Family
May 21, 2020
Betty was the roommate of Rita OGara, who I helped care for for two years. She was the sweetest lady with the most beautiful smile. She is in my prayers.
Pat Albin
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