Betty M. Benuscak


Betty M. Benuscak 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 3, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born in Cherry Valley, NY on December 28, 1932 to Harry and Jennie Kane.

Betty was a 1953 graduate of Potsdam University earning a master’s degree in elementary education. She began her teaching career at Oppenheim Ephratah Central Schools. In 1957, she moved to Ballston Spa and taught fifth grade at Malta Avenue Elementary School where she met her husband John, who was the music director for the Ballston Spa School District, and they married on June 28, 1958. In 1986, she and John retired together.

She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years John, her youngest son David, and her siblings Ruth, Florence, Gladys, Richard, John, and Leroy. Betty is survived by her son Thomas Benuscak (Darcy); grandsons Mark and Tyler; daughter Susan Robbins (Wayne); and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Monday, January 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to calling on hours on Sunday, January 9 from 1pm to 3pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Facemasks are required. The funeral mass will be livestreamed and can be viewed on St. Mary's website www.stmarysballstonspa.org and click on St. Mary's YouTube.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Union Fire Co #2 Marching Band, PO Box 145, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Eldora Bakelman (Kane)

Sorry to hear the loss of my Aunt Betty. May she rest in peace.

Ray Knapik

I am deeply saddened upon hearing of the passing of our longtime friend, Betty. I have known Betty and John ever since their coming to Ballston Spa, and as colleagues in the teaching profession at Ballston Spa Central Schools. We raised our young families here and shared many happy times when our children got together. My condolence goes out to Tommy, Suzy Q, their relatives and friends.

Joseph Whalen and Kit Whalen

Sorry for your loss Tom.

Sylvia DeLaurie

So sorry to hear about Betty’s passing. We knew each other for many years.
My prayers go out to you Tom and Susan and your families.

Lorie Urquhart

Tom and Darcy so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.