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Robert R. Betts

Betts, Robert R., 86, of Johnstown. Went to be with the Lord Jan. 8, 2018, at Conemaugh Medical Center with family at his bedside. Born Aug. 27, 1931, in Johnstown. Son of the late William R. and Caroline M. (Himes) Betts. Also preceded in death by beloved wife, Dorothy L. (Urban); siblings, John, Bernard, Charles, George, Clarence, Joseph, Agatha, Helene, Catherine Fry, Rita Long and Ann Istvan; mother- in- law, Carrie Urban Safko; and father- in- law, Joseph Urban. Survived by beloved daughter, Leslie M. Galloway; dear friend, Rose Marie Fabina; and favorite nephew, Jack Calka and wife, Barb; also, numerous nieces and nephews. Army Veteran of Korean War. Formerly employed at Bethlehem Steel and retired from SCI Cresson. Former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Columba Catholic Church.  Bob enjoyed bowling, playing poker, going to casinos and horse races, sitting on his back porch watching and feeding the birds and furry critters. He loved and enjoyed life. Friends received 3-7 PM Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland where Vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Barron Ave. Fr. Anthony Francis Spilka, OFM Conv. Committal at Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com) 

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I worked for the Dept of Corrections, I used to make deliveries to Bob at Cresson. I just loved the guy. Sorry to hear he is gone.

Eric Fromm Jun 30 2019 12:00 AM

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you, Leslie and our other relatives in Pennsylvania. We always looked forward to seeing Uncle Bob and our family members and friends during our summer visits. May God grant Bob eternal life and comfort you all with the knowledge that Bob lived a good, long and loving life.

Gene, Sasha and Luke Gomulka Jan 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Betts

Rhonda Bozich Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

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An INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was ordered on January 10, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

We have another angel in Heaven! Our Uncle Bob was the sweetest person--we will keep him alive in our hearts with all of the wonderful memories we have of him. We are sending {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{big hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} to you, Leslie. And, as Uncle Bob always ended our phone conversations: "we'll keep the light on for you, Uncle Bob!!!"

Larry & Karen Betts Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM