Robert L. Betz, 77, of Walburn Road, Turbotville, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Columbia Montour Home Hospice at Maria Hall, Danville.
Born in Strawberry Ridge, Montour Co. on April 10, 1936, he was the son of the late Jean Betz.
On February 9, 1959 he married Florence B. (Lorow) and they have celebrated 54 years of marriage together.
Robert worked at the former Sprout Bauer, Muncy for 25 years retiring in 1998. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing the banjo. Robert at one time coached the Exchange Grays baseball team.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons and daughter in laws: Wayne and Wanda Betz of Turbotville and Wade J. and Cathy Betz of Watsontown, one daughter and son in law, Lorie A. and Greg Hain of Turbotville, seven grandchildren, three step grandchildren, two great- grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren; two brothers: Wesley Brehm of Turbotville and Terry Brehm of Muncy, and a sister, Patricia Hans of Turbotville.
Robert was preceded in death by a son, Steven Lee Betz on Sept. 8, 1989 and a brother Richard Brehm.
Friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 PM Friday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville where the funeral will follow at 2 PM with Pastor Doug Schader of Trinity United Church of Christ, Turbotville, officiating. Burial will follow in Exchange Cemetery.
The family suggest contributions in Robert’s memory be made to: Columbia Montour Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave. Suite 200 Bloomsburg, PA 17815.