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Roscoe Richard Betz, Jr.
Roscoe Richard Betz, Jr., age 89, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Swanton Valley Health Center from complications of Alzheimer's. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 8, 1930 to the late Roscoe Richard, Sr. and Frances (Von Oven) Betz. The family moved to Perrysburg, Ohio and he attended Maumee Valley Country Day School for eight years. He went on to graduate from Maumee High School where he played football and baseball. After graduating from Maumee, he attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio graduating with a degree in business. While at Miami he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity and belonged to ROTC serving in the Naval Reserve.
After graduation he began his work with a finance company then moved on as a salesman with Proctor and Gamble. He went back into the finance world and spent six months in New York training to be a financial advisor. He began his career with the firm of Bell and Beckwith where he became a partner. After the firm closed, he worked with several other firms and eventually retiring from Wells Fargo.
Roscoe was a big fan of the Miami Red Hawks and Detroit Tigers and attended many of their games. He also loved to hunt and fish and made many trips to Canada with his sons and friends. An active duck hunter, he spent many cold mornings on the Maumee River duck hunting.
Roscoe married Beverly Baker on February 19, 1955. They celebrated 64 memorable years of marriage together. They moved to Swanton where they raised their family of four.
Roscoe was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He served 4 years on the Swanton Village Council. He was a member of Valleywood Golf Club where he served on the board, including 2 years as president. He and his wife and children enjoyed many years on the golf course. He was a member of the Swanton Boosters attending many high school football and basketball games. He also coached little league baseball for several years.
Roscoe is survived by his beloved wife, Beverly; his brother, Fritz (Joann) Betz of Phoenix, AZ; sons, Jeff (Barb) Betz, Todd (Tina) Betz and Greg (Amy) Betz; daughter, Kelly (Steve) Bardwell; 8 grandchildren, Aaron, Alex, Sam, Bradley and Nicole Betz, Brittany (Dusty) Dickerson, Brett (Renee) Bardwell and Curt Bardwell; and 2 great-grandchildren, Noah and Ella Dickerson.
Friends and family may visit Friday, October 4th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Perry officiating. Interment will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of the donor's choice.
When growing up in Swanton, you were a Giant Pillar of the neighborhood, you'll be greatly missed. To your family, I give my condolences & wish I could've been back home to personally give my respect. May God bless !
Rex A. Druckenmiller Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM
So so sorry to here that Rosco has passed. My heart are with all of you hope to give you all a big hug soon
Kathy hallett Oct 5 2019 12:00 AM
Many great memories of my Uncle Roscoe, even though its been forever since Ive been to Ohio. My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Bev, my cousins, and their families.
Kim Betz Greene Oct 4 2019 12:00 AM
Bev, Jeff, Todd, Kelly and Greg....I cannot even begin to express my condolences to you all. What a great man. I have loved your husband/father all my life for fishing me out of the backyard pool in a three piece suit. The Dorsey kids still talk and all share a chuckle about Betz's pool, whether me falling off a raft, or the boys carrying weights to the bottom in the deep end....such great times, and your Dad telling the story of the cat Sam/Samantha..OMG.a lifetime of great memories, although short lived as they were. Love and miss you all, and may your dad be in Peace. Prayers for you all !!
Steve Dorsey Oct 4 2019 12:00 AM
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Expression of Sympathy Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM
Sorry for the loss of Roscoe. I have many memories of family times together with your family, the Bardwells and our family (Czajkas). Hold onto the memories, he will forever be in your hearts.
GINA Czajka Smith Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM
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Keeping you close in heart and prayer for the loss of your beloved Father. With Love, Your friends at Owens Community College Dental Hygiene Department
Expression of Sympathy Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM
Truly wonderful man who would do anything for you! We love and miss you!
Amy Betz Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM
Wonderful person my sympathies to you Beverly and family. Wished I had known he was there when I visited recently. Thankful that Kim Betz Greene just notifies me. Pam Wozniak
Pam wozniak Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM
This makes me so very sad to hear of this. Roscoe, you were a good friend and co-worker for many years. I always enjoyed our time together in the office and the lunches we shared. Beverly, my heart goes out to you and the Betz family. Godspeed my friend.
Diane Adams-Nearhood Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM