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Elizabeth "Betsy" Borden Reitz

Sunday, May 20th, 1962 - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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Elizabeth “Betsy” Borden Reitz, 57, of Brookville, PA passed away peacefully during the morning hours of Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the McKinley Health Center in Brookville. She was born on May 20, 1962 to the late David E. and Connie J. (Kelso) Borden in Brookville, PA, her mother survives her. She graduated from Brookville High School with the class of 1980 before earning an associate degree at Robert Morris College. Betsy married Alan L. Reitz on July 11, 1992 at the Brookville Presbyterian Church. She worked at Matson’s Insurance before moving to Pittsburgh where she lived for around a decade, working at the Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling law firm and Deloitte Touche accounting firm. After she was married, and her family began to grow, she committed her life to being a loving wife and mother. Betsy was a lifelong member of the Brookville Presbyterian Church. She had an everchanging enjoyment of life and enjoyed many things over the years, but always had an attachment to keeping up with current events and she never missed a Steelers game. Along with keeping up with the world, she paid close attention to the changing lives of her family, especially the lives of her children and mother who meant everything to her. Betsy was a strong and spirited woman who conquered many things in life including cancer. In addition to her husband, Alan, Betsy is survived by one daughter; Alanna Reitz of New Jersey; one son; Nicholas Reitz of Brookville, PA; and one sister; Brenda (Jim) O’Shea of Rochester, PA. A private family viewing will take place followed by a private service which will be broadcast as a live stream from the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St., Brookville PA, 15825. The broadcast will start on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 12:45pm. The service will be officiated by Pastor J. Ray Baker. An additional celebration of life will take place at a later date at the Brookville Presbyterian Church. Interment will take place at the Brookville Cemetery, Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA. Those who would like to receive a memorial folder/prayer card are invited to call the funeral home at 814-849-7375, leaving their name and address with the answering service. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Brookville Presbyterian Church or the Hahne Cancer Center. Online condolences and other information may be found by visiting www.mckinneydargy.com

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Steve Handwerk

Posted at 11:22am
Connie, Alan, and family - we are very saddened to hear of Betsy's passing. Although we have not seen her for a few years, she will be remembered as a fun person and full of life. We will miss her. Prayers for all of you! Love - Steve & Molly
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Ed Borden

Posted at 09:29pm
Very sorry to hear of Betsy's passing. I have many fond memories of our families camping together when we were young and all the fun we cousins had playing together.
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Beth Ann Borden Neary

Posted at 09:21pm
Alan, Alanna, Nick, Aunt Connie, and Brenda - I’m so sorry to hear of Betsy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest In Peace my beautiful cousin.
Beth Ann Borden Neary and family

Bert Borden

Posted at 08:58pm
So sorry to hear of Betsy’s passing, prayers to all.
Bert Borden and family.
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Janet Mohney

Posted at 02:43pm
Betsy was a willing helper for many years with the children of the Church in Sunday School and Bible School. She blessed many lives including mine. Janet Mohney
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