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Betty Suydam Pityo


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Betty Suydam Pityo Obituary
Betty Suydam Pityo

Cedar Grove - Betty Suydam Pityo, 89, a 65-year resident of Cedar Grove, N.J., passed away peacefully on August 23, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Robert H. Pityo. They were married 66 years.

She was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 13, 1929, the daughter of the late Martin and Doris Suydam. Betty grew up in Montclair, N.J. and graduated from Montclair High School in 1947. She earned her BA from Upsala College in 1952, where she met her husband. She was a long-time member of the former Montclair Heights Reformed Church, actively serving as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Women's Auxiliary. She also co-chaired and contributed to the Church Country Store event for many years. She was an active member of the Lords Valley Country Club, serving as President of the Women's Association and various committees. A talented artist, she also enjoyed cooking, sewing, needlecraft, gardening, and reading. Her greatest love and accomplishments were her family.

She is survived by her husband, Robert H.; daughters, Deborah Parker, wife of Walter, of East Hanover, N.J., Virginia Mihalik, wife of Michael, of Allentown, PA, and Laura Durieux of Westtown, NY; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Marty of Alexandria, VA; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Ray.

A Celebration of Betty's life was held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. Memories and condolences may be shared at shookscedargrove.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rotary Club of Cedar Grove, in care of the funeral home, or Hemlock Farms Community Church, 98 Willows Dr., Hawley, PA 18428.
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