Anthony N. Betances, 23, Scholar

Posted: December 18, 1994

Anthony Nicholas Betances, 23, a scholar who had hoped to be a doctor, was killed Monday in a motorcycle accident while on vacation in Jamaica. He lived in the Marlton Lakes section of Evesham.

Mr. Betances was a 1989 graduate of Moorestown Friends School and a 1994 graduate of Cook College in New Brunswick, N.J. He had planned to enter the medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in September.

"He always had a concern for people and was always interested in helping people," said his sister, Debbie.

Mr. Betances was a co-founder of the Dr. Ramon Emeterio Betances Latino Scholarship Fund at Cook College. From 1992 to 1993, he was chairman of the service committee of Alpha Zeta, an honor fraternity.

He served as coordinator in the oncology unit of the Time Out patient intervention program at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick last year. He also worked as a teaching assistant and counselor at the Institute for the Gifted at the George School in Newtown, Pa.

In addition to his sister, he is survived by his parents, Robert A. and Angela R. Papafitsorou Betances; two sisters, Sandra Santos and Deborah Darrow; his maternal grandmother, Athanasia Papafitsorou; and his paternal grandmother, Aura Betances.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bradley Funeral Home, Route 73 and Evesham Road, Marlton. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer St., Cherry Hill. Burial will follow in Siloam Cemetery in Vineland.

comments powered by Disqus
|
|
|
|
|