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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Herbert J. Betz Sr.
May 2, 1934 - May 26, 2021

Public Events and Locations

Memorial Service - Monday, May 31, 2021, 10:30 AM at High Point Baptist Chapel, Geigertown


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - High Point Baptist Chapel - 200 Chapel Road, Geigertown, PA 19523 - 610-286-5942 - Map
Family Florist - Blake Florist - 5 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-379-8787 - Map
Donation - Christian Mission to Israel - 5333 Lake Murray Blvd., LaMesa, CA 91942 - 619-667-5999 - Map

The following was composed by Herb’s family:

Herbert J. Betz, Sr passed away on May 26, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife Rosemarie after 59 year of marriage, his children, Herbert Betz Jr, Junia Martin, Cynthia Carter, and Heather Hutchison, and his two sisters, Elsie Oerter and Esther Bader. He is predeceased by his brother Fred Betz. He has 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Herb was born in Philadelphia on May 2, 1934. His parents were Fredrich Betz and Helen (Schad) Betz.

Herb’s passion was his love for God and his desire to share the Good News with others. He never lost an opportunity to share with those he came in contact with, and delighted in teaching others how to do the same. He loved to travel, yet could often be found in his garden or walking his dog. He always enjoyed the outdoors, taking his children and grandchildren sledding, hiking, skiing and camping.

Herb graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and completed his MBA at Cornell University in 1959. Herb was a lifetime student, and went on to get his PhD at the University of Basel in 1980, and received another masters degree in Biblical studies from Biblical Seminary in 1988.

Herb’s career and ministry pursuits took him worldwide. He began his career with Pratt & Whitney, and after earning his masters at Cornell, worked in Washington DC for the Pan-American Union while completing training for ministry with Wycliffe Bible Translators. He worked with his brother in the family construction business, Fred Betz and Sons. He transitioned to ministry pursuits, living with his family in Columbia working with Wycliffe Bible Translators and in Germany with Campus Crusade for Christ. He founded International Training Ministries, teaching evangelism in local churches and seminaries and abroad in Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine and Israel.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 31, at 10:30 AM at High Point Baptist Chapel, 200 Chapel Road, Geigertown, PA 19523.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Mission to Israel, 5333 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942.

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