Betty Harris Zetlin

by | Dec 6, 2019 | Obituaries

NORFOLK—Betty Harris Zetlin, 93, died, Thursday, November 28, 2019 in a local hospital.

She was a native of Norfolk and was the daughter of the late Archie and Minnie Klaff Harris. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Henry Zetlin and her son, Herbert.

Betty was a graduate of Maury High School and Goucher College, Towson, Md. She was a founding member of Temple Israel and Temple Israel Sisterhood. She was a life member of Jewish Women international and the Auxiliary of Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia, Jewish Family Service and Friends of the Norfolk Public Library. in 1984, she was awarded the Phillis Blackman Award for B’nai Brith Women.

Survivors include her children, Barbara and Steven Shepard of Clearwater, Florida, Patti Zetlin of Denver, Colorado, and Ruth Zetlin of North Bethesda, Maryland.; her grandchildren, Dana and Adam Shepard, and her great grandson Donovan DeMahop.

Funeral Services were held in the Norfolk chapel of H.d. Oliver Funeral Apts. interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rabbi Michael Panitz officiated.

Memorial donations may be made to the Henry and Betty Zetlin Endowment of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation or the Rabbi Joseph Goldman Education and Endowment Fund of Temple Israel.

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