Elizabeth "Betty" Hurd


Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Hurd, a longtime resident of Warwick, NY passed away on January 8, 2020. She was 73 years old.

Born in Tuxedo, NY on January 23, 1946, she was the daughter of Mary and George Zupko II.

Betty graduated from Good Counsel College and began her career as a teacher in Suffern, NY where she would meet her future husband. They moved to Warwick and after a brief stint at home with her son, she went on to teach English at Warwick Valley High School for over 20 years, launched the Communications / TV Production Program and left her imprint on hundreds of students. Betty also volunteered countless hours with the Historical Society, Christ Church, Meals on Wheels and spread her joy wherever she was.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 51 years, Douglas; son, Brian and his wife Karen of Warwick; three grandchildren: Logan, Justin and Addison; and three brothers: George Zupko III of Atlanta, GA, John Zupko of Washingtonville, NY, and William Zupko of Huntsville, AL along with several nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m and Monday, January 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. Interment will follow the service in St. Anastasia Cemetery in Harriman, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to:
The Elizabeth Hurd Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Communications
payable to Warwick Valley CSD
PO Box 595 Warwick, NY 10990

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Dear Doug and family: We were so sorry to hear about Betty's passing. We became friends through the Warwick Historical Society, working together with Prof. Hull to create the Revolutionary War plaque that is displayed in the entrance of the Town Hall. The Town of Warwick community, along with many others, will miss her greatly. Our condolences, Gary and Kathy Randall
Gary and Kathy Randall
So very sorry for your loss. Betty was an amazing woman with a heart of gold.
Renate Rapp
Betty was the quintessential spark of life in Tuxedo, both in our small community as well in the halls of Tuxedo High School. She was one of those rare individuals who was admired & loved by everyone. She was a positive, caring & generous girl & lady ... & I have nothing but fond memories of Betty ... a remarkable & cherished friend.
Dan Winfield
I will always remember Betty for her energy and vitality, and that mega smile. She was truly dedicated to an an advocate for her students. She was one of the truly good ones.
Louise Lynch
Dear Doug Deepest sympathy for your loss. Betty was an outstanding person in many ways showing her love of people enthusiasm intellectual stimulation to whom ever she touched a contagious person. I graduated with Betty in fact had 12 years of her being my good friend whom I will always love, I wish I could attend services however live in Florida presently. Meeting Danny W his wife February will toast to our dear friend. With love Carol (Forzono) Crofut Hart
Dr Carole Crofut Hart
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