It is with heavy hearts that the loving family of Richard Betz announces his passing at age 64, on Monday, March 16, 2020.
A lifelong resident of Bayonne, Richie was known as a gracious gentleman, devoted family man, and faithful friend to all. His strong work ethic proved valuable in his long career as an independent general contractor, where he had the ability to fix and create just about anything he put his mind to. He was also a licensed electrician with Kachmar Electric in Bayonne, a position he held for the past 10 years.
On April 9, 1975, Richie married his soul mate and best friend, Linda, where together they proudly raised their three children. Throughout their long and happy life together the couple was often referred to as “Salt and Pepper” and “Peanut Butter and Jelly”, as their deep love for each other made them the inseparable pair.
Richie embraced the great outdoors and taking memorable vacations with his family to Disneyworld. He especially treasured spending time with his three grandchildren, all of whom were his pride and joy. His simple pleasures in life included listening and singing along to the music of Elvis Presley and the Golden Oldies. In his free time he thoroughly enjoyed catching up with his longtime friends at his favorite place, Irene’s.
Richie was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Catherine (nee: Davis) Betz. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife Linda (nee: Chopki) Betz, his daughter Margaret Marlowe and her husband Scott, two sons, Richard and Paul Betz, his sisters, Margaret Karczewski, Catherine Vida and Mary Rogers, and his three grandchildren, Cristian, Paul, and Jordan.
A visitation will be held at the Dworzanski & Funeral Home, on Thursday, March 19, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Catholic wake service at 7:00 p.m., officiated by Fr. Lukasz Kleczka of St. John Paul II Parish. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be most appreciated.
A note from the funeral director
In an effort to minimize direct contact regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we ask that you consider avoiding shaking hands or physical contact with the members of the family or other guests. At this time we are allowing only 10 people at a time to enter the funeral home. Direct eye contact, loving words, and a warm smile can be as meaningful to the family as a traditional handshake or hug, especially during these difficult times.
We do ask that those at risk or not feeling well to please stay home.
Those who wish to stay at home can reach out to Richie's family members via the memorial webpage on our website
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