Thomas J. Betz
Thomas J., 70, Windber, died April 15, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 16, 1947, Windber, son of the late James M. and Stella E. (Hoover) Betz. Preceded in death by sister, Betty Piper; and brothers-in-law, William Bruening and Gary Piper. Survived by wife of 50 years, Phyllis J. (Holsapple); son, Brent A. Betz, and wife, Phyllis A.; daughter, Amy Patterson, and husband, Timothy; grandchildren, Dustin R. Leverknight, Brandi R. Leverknight and Danielle A. Betz; sisters, Donna Bruening; Mary Jane Gross, and husband, Willy; and brother, Martin Betz. Tom was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, spending time at his cottage and enjoyed mowing.Tom was an honorary member of the Windber Fire Department. Friends will be received today at 11 a.m. until time of service at 1:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 514 Shady Lane, Windber, Pastor Ruth Kocha Jensen, officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pastor's Discretionary Fund at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Arrangements in care of Simple Alternatives, Inc., Affordable Cremation & Sensible Funeral Care, 717 Main St., Windber. Condolences may be made at
Published on April 16, 2017


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