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Betsy Loomus

Betsy Loomus, 85, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, died on 18 May 2020.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE on Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 11:00 AM .

Rabbi Aaron Bergman and Cantor Daniel Gross officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

Family members include:
She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Gerald Loomus; Children, Mark and Suzanne Loomus, Debby and Steve Portney, Shelly Loomus and Lon Zaback; Grandchildren, Joseph Loomus, Michael Loomus, Rebecca (Portney) and Mitchell Kirby, David Portney and Taylor Novice, Daniel Portney, Alexander Kavner, Joshua Kavner, Kyle Zaback, and Rachel Zaback. Daughter of the late Alan and the late Mazie Brown, sister of the late Stephen Brown, Sister-in-law of Maureen and Sandy Kornwise, Sandy (Brown) and Bob Matthews, and the late Maxine Flagg. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Betsy was born in Detroit on December 8, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Alan and Mazie Brown, and the sister of the late Stephen Brown. She graduated from Central High School, attended the University of Michigan, and graduated with a teaching degree from Wayne State University.

Volunteering in the community was very important to Betsy. She was active in The League of Women Voters, and held board positions at Adat Shalom Synagogue and United Hebrew Schools. She demonstrated her passion for art and theatre by volunteering as a docent at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and served a term as president of the docent committee. Betsy loved to travel the world with her husband and especially enjoyed their many trips to Israel where she celebrated her heritage.

Betsy was dedicated to her family and friends. She developed and maintained decades long friendships, many from childhood. She enjoyed hosting holiday meals for her family and took special pride in the achievements of her children and grandchildren. Betsy was deeply devoted to her beloved husband of 64 years, Jerry Loomus.

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 10.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no formal shiva will be held, however the family will hold a Zoom event, Wednesday Night, May 20, at 7:00 PM to offer extended family and friends the opportunity to pay respects and share stories. Event details follow:

Date: May 20, 2020, 7:00 PM

Join Zoom Shiva

Meeting ID: 821 5392 7817 Password: 679697

Audio Only Dial In: +1 312 626 6799

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Betsy Loomus may do so by making a contribution to:

Beaumont Foundation
Patient Resource Fund
3711 West 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Please follow the link and select the Patient Resource Fund when directing your gift.
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Adat Shalom Synagogue
29901 Middlebelt
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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