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Betty Jean Vesco

June 17, 1928 ~ February 14, 2019 (age 90)
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GIRARD - Betty Jean Vesco, 90, passed away peacefully on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2019.

Betty was born in Vienna on June 17, 1928, to the late Michael and Anna Marie Gombos, and was a longtime resident of Girard.

She was a graduate of Vienna High School, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Youngstown University. She later earned a Master’s Degree from Westminster College. Betty taught first grade at St. Rose School in Girard, and later in the Youngstown City Schools, and she then taught and assisted special needs children in the Girard School System.  

On Jan. 24, 1948, she married her lifetime sweetheart, John “Jack” Anthony Vesco, and the couple resided in Girard and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, during their 49 years of marriage. Jack passed away Sept. 5, 1996.

Betty was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard.

Mrs. Vesco is survived by her sons, Randy (Kathleen) Vesco of Westlake and Michael (Stephanie) Vesco of Girard; six grandchildren, Shawn, Bernadette, Patrick, James, Laura, and Bryan; and by 13 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, two brothers, Robert and William Gombos, and two sisters,  Dorothy Bondor and Vilma Coleman, preceded Betty in death.

Family and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, at St. Rose Church, 48 E. Main Street, Girard, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.

Interment will follow at Girard City Cemetery, where Betty will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Betty’s family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Rose Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 222 S. State St., Girard.


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