Elizabeth A. Blatz

Passed away on August 31, 2012

Elizabeth A. Blatz passed away on August 31, 2012 in New York, NY.


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Michael van der Sleesen

April 1, 2017

Betsy was great - we met in at ISB, We would hang out and play records. what a shame. Much love, Betsy , Michael

September 21, 2013

Part of my sole, met Bet's in Vermont in 1978, will be forever grateful for the support she gave me when I was having a hard time. she was my sole mate. many fond memories. I will always love her Stephen pennington (California)


February 11, 2013

Ms. Blatz, it was wonderful having you as a librarian. I had the opportunity of seeing you years later as one of my patients. It was great taking care of you. Rest in peace.

Linda Caycedo

September 6, 2012

Even though it has been years, I remember Betsy with a smile. She was my regional supervisor on the L.E.S. region (1980-19900 TS, HF, OT CLASP when times were challenging yet exciting.
She will be remembered. We send condolences to her family and friends.

I have lots of photos of those wild and crazy days.

Lydia Stuart Horton

September 3, 2012

Betsy and I attended high school in Brussels. I admired her from across the classroom. She seemed quiet, but when we talked her kindness and quick smile made me feel like we were good friends, at a time when I felt like such an outsider. Betsy had a classically beautiful face and I loved her full, straight brown hair. I wanted to be like her. She went on to have a great career, ending up at the NY Public Library, which I found so impressive. She was looking forward to retirement. Rest in peace, Betsy. I will always remember you as a friend. xx

Hans Hahne

September 3, 2012

My nickname for Betsy was "Gorgeous." It was a name that suited her in so many many ways. I remember that she was my date to the senior prom in Brussels. Travelling with Betsy, Jayne and the Volleyball girls around Europe was a fond memory. Like Jayne just wrote, we had always wanted to haunt the streets of Brussels together. I guess this is now not to be.
But listen, Gorgeous, we will go to the Roi D'Espagne one night, have a beer and listen carefully for your special laugh, as we toast the memory of a wonderful person. Rest well, Betsy. Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Hans Hahne

jayne hillner

September 3, 2012

Betsy and I met in Brussels when we were 12 and have been best buds ever since! We went through many 'firsts' together and always remembered birthdays as we are only a week apart. Truly my surrogate sister. I will remember to good times and the wonderful person Betsy was....always a kind word for everyone and truly one of a kind! She is leaving us much too soon! I had hoped we could enjoy Brussels again but I know she is with me in spirit and now laughing without a care in the world. God bless you Bets and much love always! Jayne

September 3, 2012

August 31, 2012

Helen Canada & Ede Heard - St. Louis, MO

August 31, 2012

The memory of Betsy that makes me laugh the most, is of her all dressed up in a beautiful cream colored dress suit, dancing to "YMCA" at my wedding. She knew all the required hand signals and moves. I was so impressed. I tried to follow her, but what can I say, she was too good and I was completely lost. Finally, I was just laughing too hard to do anything at all.
I will miss you, Bets, forever and ever.