Elizabeth W. Durway, 92, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away peacefully November 07, 2017. Betty was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 07, 1925. In her teenage years she moved to Cranford, New Jersey. Betty graduated from Cranford High School in 1943. Betty worked in New York City for a couple of years and met her first husband Joseph Newman during her daily commute, as he was usually the train’s engineer. Joseph passed away unexpectedly in 1969. After Joseph’s passing Betty attended and graduated from Union County Technical Institute in New Jersey earning a degree to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Betty met her second husband, M. Bolin Durway at The Westfield Presbyterian Church in Westfield, New Jersey in 1976. They moved as a married couple to Cape Coral, Florida in 1977. Betty was active at Faith Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral, Florida, where Bolin was an Associate Pastor for a time. Betty through the years enjoyed arts and crafts, collecting shells, breeding and providing loving homes for Yorkshire Terriers and, most of all, her church community friends and family.
Left behind to cherish Betty’s memory are her sons, Peter (Kathy), Robert and Thomas (Kay), her grandchildren, Michael, Katie, Rachel, Joseph and Caleb, great grandchildren, Sophia, Maxwell, Ivy, Marley and Reese, many nieces and nephews, as well as her Faith Presbyterian Church and PEO families. Betty was pre-deceased by Joseph Newman, M. Bolin Durway, her daughter Leslie, her step-daughter Janice and her beloved dog Buffy.
A memorial service is scheduled for November 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM. The memorial will take place at Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, Florida 33904. Burial at the Westfield Presbyterian Church Cemetery will occur at a future date. Please check back for details.
Please consider in lieu of flowers, a donation to one of Betty’s favorite charities, the ASPCA or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation or to one of your own.