Bernard Betzler

Bernard A. "Bernie" Betzler

Friday, January 1st, 1954 - Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Obituary

WATERVLIET – Bernard “Bernie” A. Betzler, 66, died peacefully Friday, March 13, 2020 at Albany Medical Center with his loving family at his side.

He was born in Detroit, MI on January 1, 1954, the son of the late Bernard A. and Patricia Agrusso Betzler. Bernie attended Albany High School and Watervliet High School, class of 1972. He was a carpet installer for over 50 years starting at the age of 16. He was the owner of Colonie Carpet Service for over 30 years.

He was a diehard NY Giants, NY Yankees and Notre Dame sports fan. He was the proud owner of a Z28 Camaro. He loved Saturday night movies with his grandchildren and spending time with his family.

He was the beloved husband of Donna Lee Gordon Betzler; loving and caring father of Harry Ploof, Kenneth “Chad” Ploof and Matthew (Penny) Ploof all of Watervliet and Joseph (Michelle) Betzler Ploof of Clifton Park; special grandfather of Chad Anthony, Tailor, Patience, Bianca, Savannah, Pierce, Brie, Nicholas, Rylie, Henry and Angela; great grandfather of Mara; dear brother of Karen (Travis) Spar of Idaho; uncle of Michael Moultry, Jr.; son-in-law of the late Kenneth and Diane Gordon; brother-in-law of Terry (late Keaven) Green, Vickie (late Billy) Kelly, Kenneth (Colleen) Gordon, Jackie (Jim) Gordon, Randi (Tony) DeGeorge; godfather of Ryan Gordon. He is also survived by several other nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be Friday at 10:30 am, for immediate family only, at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Watervliet. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-7 pm.

Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 19th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 19th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    2013 Broadway
    Watervliet, NY 12189
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    2013 Broadway
    Watervliet, NY 12189
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The service on Friday is for immediate family only, thank you.
    Officiant
    Rev. Donald L. Rutherford
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Patrick's Cemetery
    Address
    150 Troy-Schenectady Road
    Colonie, NY 12189
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Affiliations

  • New York Yankess
  • New York Yankees Baseball team

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Evelyn Smith

Posted at 10:59am
I am so sorry for your loss, the loss to your boys and to their families. Please know I am thinking of each of you. My biggest wish for all of you is that somehow knowing Bernie is no longer suffering that it will bring some comfort as your family begins their journey toward healing.

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God Bless , Love Linda Forgett and Family

Posted at 10:09am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 07:09pm
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