Robert Carl Betts Jr., 80, of Natrona Heights, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born December 13, 1938, in Apollo to the late Robert Carl and Raphaline Colella Betts Sr. Bob was a US Marine Veteran of the Korean War, serving in North Africa from 1955-1961. Bob was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Parish in Natrona. His working career started with Penn Builders, Burrell Construction, then as a plant manager for Weleski Terminals and the Allegheny River Docks. Bob also was in the maintenance department for Michael Joseph Development Corp at Highlands Mall and was known for his concrete, block and brick laying work. Bob was at one time a part time police officer for Harrison Township for about 10 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rose Motosicky Betts; his children, Terri (Dave) France, of Natrona Heights, Kimberly Ann Betts, of Natrona Heights, Cindy (Bob) Hatajik, of Natrona Heights, Robert Carl (Daphne) Betts III, of Natrona Heights, Patrick (Diane) Betts, of Sarver and Michelle (Doug) Tomson, of Natrona Heights; grandchildren, James, Jason, Dana, Sara, Nicki, Billy, Cody, Josh, Jonas, Brittany, Robert IV, Shauna, Dougie and Joey; numerous great-grandchildren; and by 2 sisters and 1 half brother. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son in infancy and by his brother, Danny Betts.
Friends will be received on Monday from 12-3, 5-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where a parting prayer service will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 am. Massof Christian Burial will follow at 10 am in St. Ladislaus Church, Natrona. Burial with full military honors will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. The U.S.M.C. League Allegheny Valley Detachment 827 will hold services in the funeral home on Monday at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bob may be made to his wife, Rose. To send an on line condolence please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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