Elizabeth "Betty" Jarvis

June 12, 1922 ~ October 27, 2022 (age 100)


Elizabeth (Betty) Jarvis, 100, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully on
Thursday, 10/27 at Elderwood Senior Care Facility in Liverpool, where she
had resided for almost two months.  Prior to this, Betty resided at Buckley
Landing Assisted Living Facility in North Syracuse where she actively
thrived for four memorable years. Born in Buffalo NY, Betty was raised by
a foster family on a small farm in East Eden, NY until age 16, when she
was employed as a second maid in a Buffalo bank president's mansion.
When World War II broke out, Betty found employment at Buffalo Arms
munitions division where she assembled gun parts. During that time, she
met her future husband Joe at a company dance while he was on leave from
the U.S. Navy. They were married in 1947 and soon moved to Syracuse
where Joe was employed as a draftsman for General Electric and Betty
became a homemaker. After adopting their two children, Betty and Joe
became avid square dancers at the Eights & Dates Club in Eastwood for
over 20 years. They also enjoyed cross country skiing with dear friends,
tobogganing with family and friends, and fishing with their four grandkids
at area lakes and streams. They especially enjoyed three lengthy vacations
in the Hawaiian Islands, two Caribbean cruises and traveling to various
state and U.S. national parks.  In her later years, Betty became an active
member of the Frank DeFrancisco Eastwood Community Center. With her
fun-loving personality, Betty enrolled at 'Krigg's Clown College' and
earned a certificate in 'clownology' in 1989 when she became 'Nuna the
Clown', a childhood nickname. She was a communicant of Blessed
Sacrament Church for over 60 years.
Betty was predeceased by her husband of over 71 years, Joseph Jarvis, her
parents, Thomas and Sophie Adamaszek, brothers Frank (Elizabeth) and
Rudolph (Adele) Adamaszek and son-in-law Dr. Joseph P. Bartelli.
Survivors include a son Wayne Jarvis, daughter Judy (Bob) Hayes, sister-
in-law Theresa Brzycky, four grandchildren six great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
Calling Hour 9:30 – 10:30 am Thursday at Gang Memorial Chapel, 104
Fordham Rd. at Teall Ave.; Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in
Blessed Sacrament Church.  Entombment in Woodlawn Mausoleum. 
Contributions may be made to PEACE Inc. Attn: Community Engagement,
217 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202.

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November 3, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Gang Memorial Chapel 104 Fordham Rd, Teall Ave

Mass of Christian Burial
November 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
3127 James St.
Syracuse, New York 13206

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