Obituaries

Elizabeth A. “Betsi” Osterman

September 16, 1955 - September 19, 2019

Age 64, of Wyoming, NY, passed away peacefully at home on September 19, 2019 under the care of her loving family and hospice.

She was born September 16, 1955 in New York City, daughter of the late Anna Elizabeth Glazer. Betsi was a veteran of the US Army. She worked for many years at the Wyoming County Jail in Warsaw and in more recent years, worked as a custody officer at the Batavia Federal Detention Center prior to her retirement. Betsi was a life member of the Wyoming Hook & Ladder Company where she served as a firefighter, EMT and EMT captain. She was a proud 9/11 first responder from Wyoming County.

With her husband, Gary, Betsi cared for over fifty foster children over a ten year span. She also had a great love for all animals, especially her birds and at one time owned and operated an exotic pet shop. Betsi was also very proud of her 2010 Camaro Transformer Bumble Bee vehicle.

Betsi’s life was guided by her deep devotion to her Lord. It showed in her service to her community and her love for her family. She had a great fondness for Israel and made several trips to the Middle East and the Holy Land.

Surviving are her husband of forty-two years, Gary Osterman; her children, Kristen (Jeffrey) Wysocki of Wyoming, Aaron (Lindsay) Osterman of Batavia; grandchildren, Conner, Rylee and Aaron II; her brother, Edward (Becky) White of Pennsylvania; her mother-in-law, Betty (the late Wallace) Osterman of Wyoming; brothers-in-law, Karl (Melody) Osterman of Pavilion, Jim (Mary Jane) Osterman of Florida; sister-in-law, Judy (Mike) Strathearn of Wyoming; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Saturday, September 21 from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM at the Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. A firefighter’s memorial service will be held at 1 PM at the funeral home. Betsi’s funeral service will be held at 2 PM at the First Baptist Church of Wyoming, Main St., Wyoming. Burial will follow in Wyoming Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 450 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY 14569 or the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240.

Important Dates

September 21, 2019 : Calling hours for Elizabeth A. “Betsi” Osterman - 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

September 21, 2019 : Firefighter’s memorial service for Elizabeth A. “Betsi” Osterman - 1:00 PM

September 21, 2019 : Funeral service for Elizabeth A. “Betsi” Osterman at the First Baptist Church of Wyoming - 2:00 PM - Main St., Wyoming

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Sep 23.19 from Kathleen Evens:

What a loss, I am so sorry to hear this news. Betsi and I were together during the trip to NYC for the 911 Response and Recovery efforts.  I was recently looking to reach out to her about that mission.  If any family has information about that and her illness please reach out to me at the above email address.  Rest in Peace my lovely Friend,  Kathleen Evens

Sep 23.19 from Kathleen Evens:

What a loss, I am so sorry to hear this news. Betsi and I were together during the trip to NYC for the 911 response and Recovery efforts.  I was recently looking to reach out to her about that mission.  If any family has information out that and her illness please reach out to me at the above email address.  Rest in Peace my lovely Friend,  Kathleen Evens

Sep 22.19 from Sharon Sharman:

To all of the family, my deepest condolences. I remember Betsi very well. She and Gary basically made me who I am today. 1982 was a long time again but I remember the mother figure she was. So sorry for your loss.

Sep 20.19 from Russell gleber:

Gary so to here the news of your wife.

Sep 20.19 from Tim Wilcox:

Prayers for the entire family

Sep 20.19 from Carolyn:

My condolences to the Osterman family. 30 some years ago we worked together and I learned so much from her. She was an honest, straight shooter and a tough lady. Betsi had a great saying I’ve never forgotten. She’d say “ I’ve got the balls of a brass ass monkey.” And that she did!

Sep 20.19 from Chris Baker:

Rest in Piece my girl I will always treasure our talks

Sep 20.19 from Aj:

I love you so much momma