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Joseph Roman Betancourt

Obituary for Joseph Roman Betancourt

January 31, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Joseph Roman Betancourt, 73 of Philadelphia passed away on January 31, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Nixida Soto Betancourt. Dear son of the late Osvaldo Betancourt, Sr. and the late Antonia Roman Betancourt. Loving father of Sandra Serrano, Elvira Cruz, Jesus "Joe" Serrano, Jody Betancourt-Cordi (Steven) and Kia Isabella Betancourt. Also survived by 10 grandchildren Lisa, Raquel, Jimmy, Ricky, Mandy, Zira, Nicole, Tyler, Chase, Alex, Jillian and 12 great grandchildren. Siblings Polly, Rafael, Manuel, James, Antonia and Osvaldo, Jr. he leaves behind his children from a previous relationship Susan Betancourt, Olsvaldo Betancourt, Eileen Betancourt and Carmen Betancourt. Predeceased by his daughter Marlene Betancourt ,grandson Jason, siblings Edwardo, Nancy, Lydia, Antonio and Genaro.

Joseph enjoyed watching CNN, going to the casino in Atlantic City and spending time with his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to Joseph's Funeral Mass Monday, February 5, 2018, 10AM at St Helena's Church, 6161 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120. Followed by his interment at Lawnview Cemetery, Jenkintown, PA.

In lieu of flowers donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society at

Life Celebration Services entrusted to Geitner/Givnish of Olney, 215-224-6300

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6230 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120
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