Obituary of Betty M. Rockford
Passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at age 96. She is survived by her children Susan (Donald) Bittker, Richard (Carol) Rockford, Linda Rockford, Edward Rockford, and Marc (Carrie) Rockford. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years Sam, her grandson Noah Rockford, her brother Leonard Friedlander, and her daughter-in-law Susan Hall Rockford.
Funeral services will be held on FRIDAY April 12, 2019 at 11 AM in the Benjamin Goldstein Chapel of Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave., followed by a brief reception. Click here for directions.
Burial will take place at 2 PM in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Click here for directions. Friends are asked to meet at the main gate.
The family will receive visitors at Irondequoit County Club, 4045 East Ave. on FRIDAY 4-8 PM & SATURDAY 12 Noon-5 PM. Click here for directions to ICC.
Betty received her college degree in her fifties and started a Masters program. She was a long-time social worker, employed by Monroe County for 17 years handling foster care and adoptions. She was a co-founder of CURE Childhood Cancer Association. She was an activist for peace and social justice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CURE Childhood Cancer Association, 200 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620. Click here to make a donation.
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