Betsy Bostwick Bartos

June 17, 1959October 24, 2016

Betsy (nee Bostwick) Bartos, 57, of Wayne, PA passed away suddenly on Monday October 24, 2016. Betsy was the daughter of the late Barbara (nee Stewart) and the late Jack Bostwick. Betsy was an elite athlete and active member of her community, participating in many fundraising marathons and triathlons. She was a popular and sought after spin instructor who played an active role in many local gyms and fitness centers. Betsy’s strength and passion for fitness touched everyone she met and she will be sorely missed by family and many friends. Surviving are 4 children: Drew, Alexandra (Travis) Shaw, Tyler & Brian and 1 granddaughter: Nala Shaw. Also surviving are 3 siblings: Jeffrey S. Bostwick, Todd S. (Jane) Bostwick & Wendy (Peter) Norman. Relatives and friends may call on Mon. Oct. 31, 2016 from 1030AM-12PM at Alleva Funeral Home, Inc.: 1724 East Lancaster Ave. Paoli, PA. A Memorial Service will begin at 12PM.


  • Visitation Monday, October 31, 2016
  • Memorial Service Monday, October 31, 2016

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November 3, 2016

So very sad to hear this news. I loved her themed spin classes...I was always up front and many many times shouted out the right answer too quickly! She will be missed.

P. Robin Price

October 30, 2016

A cherished friend who had a unique sense of humor and an abundance of common sense.
The light is dimmed but not diminished and I will always have my treasured memories.
Sending love and prayers to her family
Robin and Harold

Lynn Wolff

October 28, 2016

What a shocking, untimely loss!!!
So very sorry for Betsy's family; she was a strong, yet kind and loving lady. We often chatted after Saturday spin class, discussing the challenges of combining work, and raising our children, who are in the same age bracket. We also shared our mutual delight with our grandchildren! May you find peace in your memories of her.


October 27, 2016

Please accept our condolences. We are so sorry for your family's loss. Only God can fully understand the emotional impact of your loss, and we pray that He provide you with much needed comfort. (Psalm 145:18, 19)

Shelia Coleman

October 26, 2016

Such a kind and sweet person. Her smile will be missed. My condolences to her family.

Gina Keeler

October 26, 2016

Betsy was a cycle instructor colleague who backed me up countless times, when no one else was available. She could save the day and cover when no one else could. Yes she was a team player, but she truly loved teaching and was dedicated to inspiring her class with her passion for cycling and fitness. I've taken her cycle class many times because I was inspired by the way she coached all the levels of cycling. She could honestly relate to someone training for a race or someone there to get a workout. My deepest condolences to her family. She touched and inspired many including me.
Gina Keeler

Lana Taglianetti

October 26, 2016

She was a very cheerful, fun, good cycling instructor. Rest in peace praying for you and your family

Shelia Stackhouse

October 25, 2016

It was a pleasure to know Betsy...not only as a friend but as a fellow exercise Instructor at the YMCA. You learn a lot about someone when you spend 2 or 3 times a week exercising together! She was always positive and interested in our lives...the YMCA wasn't a job to was a way of life. She loved to exercise and challenge us in class but I'm not sure she knew how much she inspired us to be better people. She always had a ton of things going on....and she always made you feel as though this Spin class was the highlight of her day!
I know her greatest achievement was her family. know I adore you and if you are any indication of how well Betsy raised her children then I know she is happy. She did her job and no Mother can ask for anything greater in life.
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gail Kussay

October 25, 2016

This world has lost a very special person. I looked forward to seeing Betsy's smile every week. She was such a caring, positive and open person. Loved our talks when we were spinning and hearing stories about her kids and Nala who she adored. Sending prayers to her family.


October 25, 2016

I send my condolences to the Bartos family for the loss of your loved one. The loss of family member is truly a difficult time. May your loved ones comfort you in the days ahead. May you rely on our Father God who is near to all those calling on him. Psalms 145:18