Betty J. Smith

betty j. smith
Greece: June 15, 2011 age 87. Predeceased by her parents Irene and George Shaw, husband Robert; sisters, Ruth Roy, Doris Shaw & brother Thomas Shaw. Survived by her 2 sons Robert and Randy (Julie), grandchildren Nicole and Shane, brothers Jack & Bill, many nieces and nephews including her special nephew Tom Shaw and special friends Jean Dean, Jeanetta Dunlap and Tina Turachak Betty was a WAC in WWII, stationed in Pearl Harbor. She was on the Air Force fast pitch softball team, played for Kodak and for Greece leagues till she was 64 years old. She worked at Kodak, Rochester Products and was a Greece school bus driver for over 25 years. Her interests included stained glass, painting, writing, meditating and was an avid golfer. Friends may call Monday 4-6:30 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Memorial Service will follow calling Monday 6:30 PM in the chapel of the funeral home. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong in her memory.

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  1. I knew Betty through the church and will always remember what an amazing woman she was. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. I learned the game of softball from Betty and will always remember her encouragement, her skill, and her fabulous sense of humor. We celebrated many evenings at the wonderful ‘Betty’s Buttonhole;’ I even wrote a song about it. She also introduced me to meditation and supported my spiritual path. Indeed Betty was special in so many ways!
    With love and thanks…Peg

  3. Julie and Randy, I’m sorry for the loss of your mother (in-law), but I know she was so fortunate to have your love and care.
    Love, Nancy

  4. My memorys are many and I shall charish them for the rest of my life. Spending Summers with you and my uncle Bob at the cottage on the lake. Learning as a young boy how to swim,water ski,and surfboard.The nightly bomb fires on the beach,and yes all the ghost storys. I will also never forget the card games at my parents house every Saturday night for years as we all were growing up.The love that was shared and taught has stayed with me till this day. As you struggled to stay with us at the end it was aparent that the angles in heaven needed you more. I will Love you always. Untill we meet again rest my dear aunt Betty rest.

  5. Randy and family,
    Want you to know we have been thinking about you and praying through this difficult time. I know Betty’s illness and passing has been very hard on you all and we are here for you. See you this evening. Take care.

  6. Thank You!
    Mom will be dearly missed,
    a mother’s love can never be replaced,
    no matter how old one is,
    the loss is the same.
    But knowing she is in heaven
    with Dad and loved ones.
    Brings peace to my heart.Randy

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