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Ferdinand La Mar Betz

April 10, 1933 — October 21, 2018

Obituary for Ferdinand La Mar Betz

Alexander – It is with great sadness that the family of Ferdinand Lamar Betz announce his passing on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the age of 85.

Known affectionately as “Lee” to friends and family, he grew up in Quakertown, PA and attended Lehigh University where he earned a business degree, graduating with high honors.

He served in the United States Navy shortly thereafter and then began working for Lykes Brothers where he worked for the next 35 years. Lee met his wife Patricia while serving in the Navy in Florida. The two quickly fell in love and were married in 1959, becoming inseparable for the next 59 years.

Lee loved listening to music, spending time with friends and family, reading, and following his favorite sports teams. He also enjoyed spending time in Maine and on the Emerald Island of Montserrat.

He is survived by his wife Patricia; son Nathan; and his granddaughters, Carolyn and Jessica.

In keeping with Ferdinand’s wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ferdinand’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.


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