Betty Teitz

Obituary of Betty Teitz

Betty B. Teitz, 93, died on Friday, October 5, 2007 at Heritage Hall West, in Agawam, MA., after a long illness. A long time resident of Newport, RI , and most recently Longmeadow, MA, she was born in Rochester NY, the daughter of the late Albert and Dora (Finestone) Goldstein. She was predeceased by a brother Stanley Gould and sister Ruth Foreman. Following the death of her husband, Milton Nusbaum she moved to Rhode Island, where she married the late Harry Teitz, of Newport. She was a residential and commercial designer of considerable renown in the northeast for nearly a generation. Proud to be listed in Who's Who in American Women, she was a member of the American Institute of Designers, The Institute of Business Designers, The Construction Specifications Institute and many organizations in both Rochester and Newport. The Flag Cabin at the U.S. Naval War College, Touro Synagogue & Bryant College, are just a few of the commissions she designed and furnished, along with the homes and offices of many New Englanders. In 1961, she was one of AID designers who consulted with Mrs John F. Kennedy on the refurbishing of the dining room at the White House. In 1973, Betty and her husband opened Indesign, a fine design and home furnishing store which they operated until they retired in 1994, and then moved to Glenmeadow. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bunny and Gary Duckman of Longmeadow, MA, her granddaughter and her husband, Susan and Patrick Scanlon of Cumberland, ME, grandson, Tom Duckman of Ketchum, ID, and two great-grandchildren, Emma and Jim Scanlon. There will be a graveside service at Beth Olam Cemetery, Wyatt Rd, Middletown, R.I. on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty's memory to The Alzheimer's Association, 245 Waterman St., #306, Providence, RI 02906.
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