EL­IZ­A­BETH “BETTY”, “B” ALICE HEITZMAN

The Record (Troy, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

NORTH GREENBUSH - El­iz­a­beth “Betty”, “B” Alice Heitzman, 91, en­tered into eter­nal life on Sun­day, June 10, 2018. Born in Syra­cuse on Au­gust 14, 1926, she was the daugh­ter of the late Ada Mae (Smin­gler) and Ge­orge Poole Heitzman. Betty grad­u­ated from Syra­cuse Cen­tral High School and im­me­di­ately went to work for New York Tele­phone Co., for 34 years, first as a clerk and then as an au­di­tor. She moved to Troy in 1955 and be­came life­long friends with El­iz­a­beth Dowd and Catherine McCarty. The three sis­ters-by-love shared a home and a life for more than 60 years. Her most trea­sured times were spent with them. To­gether they en­joyed many years at her sum­mer camp on Oneida Lake. Betty liked to golf, bowl, go to the Saratoga Ra­cino and race­track and va­ca­tion in Cape Cod and Maine. She loved the Yan­kees and dogs, es­pe­cially Ri­p­ley. She was a com­mu­ni­cant of St. Peter’s Church in Troy and then St. Au­gus­tine’s Church in Lans­ing­burgh. She was a mem­ber of the Se­ton Health Aux­il­iary and the Tele­phone Pi­o­neers as well as serv­ing as a vol­un­teer at St. Mary’s Hospi­tal. She was pre­de­ceased by her brother, Robert Heitzman and is sur­vived by sev­eral nieces and neph­ews. Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to her fu­neral Mass of Chris­tian Burial on Satur­day, June 16, 2018 at St. Au­gus­tine’s Church in Lans­ing­burgh at 9:00 A.M. There are no pub­lic call­ing hours. In­ter­ment will be held in Wood­lawn Ceme­tery, Syra­cuse. The fam­ily would like to thank the won­der­ful team of peo­ple, es­pe­cially those on Unit A3 at the Van Rens­se­laer Manor for all of their kind and com­pas­sion­ate care given to Betty dur­ing her two year stay at the Manor. In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial dona­tions are re­quested to be made to the Se­ton Health Aux­il­iary, 1300 Mas­sachusetts Av­enue, Troy, NY 12180, in mem­ory of El­iz­a­beth Heitzman. Fu­neral ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to the John J. San­vidge Fu­neral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Av­enue (Cor­ner of 115th Street in Lans­ing­burgh) Troy, NY 12182. Phone (518) 235-0952. Please ex­press your con­do­lences by vis­it­ing san­vidge­fu­ner­al­home.com

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