Betsy Jane Widirstky

Betsy Jane Widirstky, a Southold resident since 1946, died March 30, 2013. She was 89 years old.

She was born Aug. 18, 1924, in New York City to John and Irene (Davis) Owens and married Frank P. Widirstky in January of 1947 in Greenport.

Betsy was a graduate of Beaver College in Pennsylvania and obtained master’s degrees in education, English and library science from Adelphi and Hofstra universities. For many years, she was an English teacher and reading specialist at Southold High School. She had also been a social worker for the Suffolk County Department of Social Services.

Predeceased by her husband, Frank P. Widirstky, in 1996 and by her oldest son, Samuel, in 1998 as a result of Hurricane Georges, she leaves her sons John and James and two grandchildren, Matthew and Megan.

Services will be held Saturday, April 6, at 11 a.m. at Southold United Methodist Church, where Betsy was a member. The Rev. Dr. Jin Hyoung Kim will officiate.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home.

This is a paid notice.

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