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VORPAHL, Betty Jane (Behrns)

VORPAHL, Betty Jane (Behrns)

VORPAHL - Betty Jane (nee Behrns) Age 91, of North Tonawanda, Betty passed away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her loving children, on February 12, 2017. She was born on December 4, 1925 and was a lifelong resident of North Tonawanda. She is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Niethe, Mildred Newell and Charlotte Strojnowski; children, Donald C. Vorpahl (Paula), Rosemary Cadro (Fred Dyttmer) and Linda J. Razzani (Louis); grandchildren, Derek A. Addison (Andrea), Steven K. Krzeminski,
Kali J. Cuellar (Cesar), Ashley L. Eldridge (Connor), Gina M. Rinker (Mitchell), Sarah A. M. Vorpahl (Keith Bogdan), Taylor D. Razzani and Madison L. Razzani; and great-grandchildren, Lucas, Eliana, Alexander and Ryann. Betty is predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Meta (Lueders) Behrns; her husband, Melvin C. Vorpahl; and her siblings, Donald Behrns, Ruth Thom and Arthur Behrns. When her husband passed away in 1971, she gave her all to her children. Her hard work, love, dedication, and even stubbornness will forever be instilled in her entire family. Betty was a devoted Yankees fan even through the recent years and would always attend her grandchildren's sporting events. She was devoted to her family and friends, and everyone she touched felt blessed to know her. Betty had a sharp mind, caring personality and an unending amount of stories and topics to talk about that made every visit with her unique. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Per Betty's wishes, there will be no visitation, a private family service will be held and interment will be in Acacia Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Niagara Hospice. Guest register available at

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