December 27, 2014
Betty Schoolcraft Irwin King, beloved and loving wife, mother, and grandmother,
passed away on Saturday December 27, 2014. A resident of Baldwinsville, NY and
Sun City Center, FL. She was born on May 20, 1940 to her late parents, Aletha (Conine)
and Kenneth M. Schoolcraft.
Betty was a graduate of Hannibal High School, S.U.N.Y. Oswego earning her Bachelor and Masters Degrees. She took several courses at Syracuse University to pursue a Phd.
Betty a teacher at Jordan Elbridge system, Ramsdell School in Jordan for 29 years, retiring in 1997. More recently, she had been a teacher of students at O. C. C., town of Onondaga, as well as in Limanowa, Poland.
As a member of the First Congregational Church, UCC, Betty served as a Deaconess, a Cabinet member and other church related committees; a member of the D. A. R. ; Topics Club, Phoenix, the Red Hats Society, Baldwinsville, NYS Retired Teachers Assoc.; Pi Gamma Mu which is a national social science honor society.
Her other interests include her family, sewing, and traveling. She had seen 29 countries, and 44 states of the 50 states in the U. S.. Betty enjoyed reading, music, acted as a soloist at many churches, and sang at over 50 weddings.
Survivors include, her husband of 29 years, Danton L. King; her daughters and their husbands, Renee (Paul) Fernandes of Liverpool, Rhonda (Menelaos) Georgiadis of Fulton, Kathleen (James) Snizek of Liverpool, and Alison (Jack) Meade of Camillus;
six grandchildren, Gregory and Magda Georgiadis, Natalie and Brandon Fernandes,
and William and Samuel Meade; four brothers, David (Judy) Schoolcraft of Syracuse, Fred (Vivian) Schoolcraft and H. James (Patricia) Schoolcraft all of Liverpool, Steven
(Theresa) Schoolcraft of Baldwinsville; two sisters, Carol (Robert) Bernys of Sanford, FL, and Victoria Crismond of Casselberry, FL; several nieces, nephews, & cousins.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday December 30 from 6 to 8 p. m., and then on Wednesday the 31st from 9 to 11 a. m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY. Services will be at noon on the 31st , in the First Congregational, U. C. C., at 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135. Burial in Pine Plains Cemetery, Henry Clay Blvd., Clay, NY.
Contributions in Betty’s memory to: American Cancer Society; the S P C A; Wounded Warriors Project; or First Congregational, UCC.