Betty Butchko

WILMINGTON- Betty Butchko, 82, loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and friend, died in her home of 46 years on the evening of Monday, June 12, following a long and brave fight against pancreatic cancer.
Born Betty Ruth Beiser on September 28, 1940, in New York, NY, she was the daughter of Blanche Knobler and David Beiser and the older sister of Mark Saul Beiser—all of whom predeceased her.
Raised in Washington Heights until the age of 13 and later moving to Scarsdale, Betty attended the University of Miami on a scholarship and then returned to New York to attend Columbia Teachers College.
 She taught elementary school in Manhattan, and—after meeting her soon-to-be husband, Dennis at the Wilmington White House in the summer of 1976—in Vermont, at Deerfield Valley Elementary School. After the birth of her child, she changed careers, becoming a respected speech and language pathologist for the Windham County school district.
She retired in her late 60s, after a long and fulfilling career, though she continued to volunteer at the Dover School, as well as at the Wilmington Food Bank and at Memorial Hall.
Betty was an avid skier for much of her life, a devoted alto with the Brattleboro chorus, and enjoyed bridge and yoga in her later years. Through these activities as well as her work and her marriage, she developed a large and caring group of friends who provided her with much laughter and support through her many health challenges.
 In addition to this chosen family, she is survived by her daughter, Amy Butchko, of Brooklyn, NY, as well as by her sister and brother-in-law, and many well-loved cousins, nieces, and a nephew.
She will be deeply missed.
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