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Austin Betterly
In Memory of
Austin E.
Betterly
1948 - 2018
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Obituary for Austin E. Betterly

Austin E.  Betterly
Austin E. Betterly, 70, lifelong resident of Mattydale, died Tuesday, October 16th at St. Joseph’s hospital. Austin was a 1967 graduate of North Syracuse High School. He graduated from OCC with a degree in Accounting in 1981.

Austin was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he trained as a weapons mechanic and obtained the rank of Sergeant before his discharge into the US Air National Guard 174th Fighter Wing stationed at Hancock. He worked at UPS in East Syracuse for 38 years before retiring in 2006. He enjoyed camping, hiking, bicycling, and riding his motorcycle. Austin loved to tinker and was a proficient automotive enthusiast. He was a member of the Bessie B. Riordan group and of the Town of Salina Historical Society. Austin was a longtime member of the former Calvary United Methodist Church in Mattydale.

He was predeceased by his parents, Austin E. and Helen M. (Howard) Betterly.

Austin is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Deborah (Cook); a daughter and son-in-law: Lisa Betterly and Clint Catania of Cleveland; four grandchildren: Jeffrey, Andrew, Jaiden, and Emberlee; his nieces and nephews: Brian VanAllen, Matthew Beyrau, Theresa Correll, David Podeswik, Damon, Sheridan, and Allen Cook; and by several sisters and brothers-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Austin's memory may be made to N.A.V.A.C., PO Box 215, N. Syracuse, NY 13212 or to Mattydale Volunteer Fire Dept., 173 E. Molloy Rd., Mattydale, NY 13211.

Friends and family will gather to celebrate Austin’s life on Wednesday from 4-7 pm at Krueger Funeral Home Inc., 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale.

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2619 Brewerton Road
Mattydale, NY 13211
Email: info@kruegerfh.com
315.455.6131 Krueger Funeral Home
2619 Brewerton Road
Mattydale, NY 13211
Email: info@kruegerfh.com
315.455.6131 Krueger Funeral Home
2619 Brewerton Road
Mattydale, NY 13211
Email: info@kruegerfh.com
315.455.6131 Krueger Funeral Home
2619 Brewerton Road
Mattydale, NY 13211
Email: info@kruegerfh.com