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Elizabeth "Betty" June (Severino) Kurtz

April 11, 1937 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 81)

Elizabeth "Betty" June Kurtz, 81, of Williamsport, died peacefully Thursday, January 03, 2019 at the Williamsport Home.

Born April 11, 1937 in Lock Haven, Clinton County, PA, she was a daughter of John B. and Philomena (Marino) Severino. She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley R. Kurtz on May 31, 2011.

Betty graduated from the Renovo Catholic School. Throughout her life, she was employed at Bell Telephone and Tetley Tea in the Williamsport area. She retired in June 2000 after spending the majority of her work career in the food services department of the South Williamsport School District at the Junior and Senior High Schools. She was a current member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville and a former member of Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in South Williamsport. Betty enjoyed cooking and baking and was known for her spaghetti sauce. She was a strong willed woman, never one to talk behind your back, and you never had to wonder on which side of the fence you stood.

Surviving are two children Val Forsha (Frank) of Milton and Jon D. Kurtz (Beth) of Harrisburg, three grandchildren Colin Forsha of Milton, Joshua Kurtz (Mary) of Indianapolis, and Justin Kurtz of Harrisburg, two great grandsons Jay and Henry Kurtz, a sister Rita Miller of Lock Haven, two brothers William Severino of Buffalo, NY and Charles Severino of Atlanta, GA.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister Rosemary Resetar of Camp Hill, PA and a brother Joseph "Sonny" Severino of Atlanta, GA.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the Williamsport Home for the special care they showed Betty, and memorial contributions in Betty's name may be made to the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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