Elizabeth Held

Obituary of Elizabeth K. Held

Elizabeth K. “Betsy” Held, 78, of State College, died Monday, August 10, 2015, at Juniper Village at Brookline, State College, after a lengthy illness. Born February 26, 1937 in Upper Darby, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Grace Hoffman Kuntz. She married Richard G. Held at Valley Forge on May 10, 1962 who survives at home. Elizabeth and Richard raised two children who survive, Raymond Held and his wife, Julia, of Chapel Hill, NC and Thomas W. Held and his wife, Jane, of Pasadena, CA. Also surviving are a brother, Steven Kuntz, of Merritt, NC, a sister, Susan Rohde, of Durham, NC and five grandchildren, Evan, Laura, Heather, Andrew and Brooke. Betsy was a 1955 graduate of Upper Darby High School and a 1959 graduate of Hood College receiving a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She was employed with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Radnor working in cancer research. She was later employed by Park Forest Elementary School and Penn State. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and a volunteer at Schlow Memorial Library both in State College. Betsy enjoyed the seashore, nature, traveling and time she spent with her family. She was also an avid fiction reader. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 W. Foster Avenue, State College, with Reverend Joseph DeLauter, Deacon officiating. There will be a luncheon and an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends at 1:00 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center in the Terrace Room, 1450 S. Atherton Street, State College. Inurnment will be in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Schlow Memorial Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801 or PAWS, 1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.
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Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, September 5, 2015
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
208 West Foster Ave.
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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