Barbara Elizabeth Cantlie

May 26, 1944May 31, 2018

BARBARA E. “BETSY” CANTLIE, age 74, of Auburn, OH passed away on May 31st. Survived by husband Ronald Cantlie; children Lisa Hummell (John), Ronald Cantlie Jr. (Cheena) and Jennifer McMahan (Chris); grandchildren Madelyn, Jack, Hannah, Susannah, Tyler, Kyle, Om and Roshen; and siblings Martha Shuster (Hank) and Paul Harris (Connie). Preceded in death by parents Barbara Frary Harris and George R. Harris; and brother George Harris Jr. Private family burial will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. A celebration of life will be scheduled later in the summer in Cleveland, Ohio. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Pi Beta Phi Foundation, 1154 Town & Country Commons Drive, Town & Country, MO 63017 or, in honor of Barbara E. Cantlie to the fund of the family’s choice as we have established a scholarship in memory of her countless and selfless endeavors for the betterment of the lives of others.


  • Private Interment Monday, June 11, 2018

Barbara Elizabeth Cantlie

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Katie Walpole

June 4, 2018

I met Betsy when she visited the NY Alpha Chapter when I was a collegian. She and I instantly connected over our love for Pi Phi (naturally), and our love for travel and lifelong learning. I got to see her a few other times in person.

She and I developed a pen pal friendship since we first met. Facebook lent a hand for those times where we couldn’t write to each other. She was a great champion of me following my dreams. We continued to share our love for travel. She was always a shining light in my email. I’m going to miss her very much.

Pi Phi Love,
Katie Walpole
NY Alpha

Michael Landino

June 3, 2018

Dear Ron and family,
My deepest and sincere condolences to everyone on the passing of Betsy. She will truly be missed