Tonawanda News


June 29, 2013

Betty E. Bizzaro

CITY OF TONAWANDA — Betty E. (nee Kohl) (Cobernus) Bizzaro, age 91, of the City of Tonawanda, Thursday, June 27, 2013, at her home. A native of Tonawanda, she was a 1940 graduate of Tonawanda High School, a long-time member of Salem United Church of Christ and a member of AARP and the Forever Young Group. Betty and her husband, Carlton, owned and operated John's Bike Shop on Main Street in Tonawanda for 19 years. Betty was also an avid card player with numerous friends and family. She was the wife of the late Carlton R. Cobernus and the late Patrick Bizzaro; and sister of the late Charlotte Bedell and Edna Braddell.

She is survived by three children, Thomas (Lorraine) Cobernus of Savannah, GA, Linda     (Martin) Sansone of Tonawanda, and John (Janet) Cobernus of Wheatfield; seven grandchildren, Scott (Jennifer) Cobernus, Wendy (Robert) Newell, Michael (Brianna) Sansone, Kathryn (Jeffrey) Danahy, John Jr., Dylan and Julia Cobernus and seven great-grandchildren, Christian, Cameron, Connor, Shane, Eva, Violet and Patrick. Also many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc., 25 William St. (between Morgan & Broad Sts.), in Tonawanda. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Wednesday in Salem United Church of Christ, 114 Morgan St., in Tonawanda. Friends invited. The Rev. Alice McDermott will officiate. A private interment will be in Salem Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Church of Christ.

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