NORTH SALEM N.Y. - Betty Black, a longtime resident of Croton Falls, passed away in Cartersville, Ga. on January 12, at the age of 68.
Mrs. Black worked for 23 years at Northern Westchester Hospital as a physical therapy technician. She was an active member of the North Salem Ambulance Corps, serving as an EMT. North Salem resident, Pat Hitchcock, said, Betty and I were good friends on the ambulance corps. We got our 20-year awards at the same time. She had a great laugh and she usually had a smile. She was fun to be with.
When she was not helping others, Mrs. Black was an avid bird-watcher, with a special interest in hummingbirds.
Mrs. Black is survived by two daughters, Tracy Russell of Pennsylvania and Katharine Garlepp of Woodstock, G., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Joseph LePage of Albuquerque, N.M. and Louie LePage of Briarcliff Manor. She was pre-deceased by her son, William Black, in 1984.
Friends may call at the Beecher Funeral Home, One Putnam Avenue, Brewster, on Monday, January 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A burial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17 at St. Josephs Church in Croton Falls. Interment will follow at St. Josephs Cemetery, Somers.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.