Steven Betanzos,63, of Melbourne, Florida passed away on January 9, 2024. Born on December 2, 1960, to Richard and Cornelia Betanzos in Brooklyn New York, at 6 months, raised on Long Island where he lived all but the last few years of his life. Steven was preceded in death by our loving parents, Richard and Cornelia, and brother Robert Betanzos. Survivors include his siblings, Richard(Mary) Betanzos of NY, Paul (Pam) Betanzos of CA, Bonnie (Rick) Radigan of NY, Susan(John)Tompkins of Fl, 8 nieces and nephew and 14 great nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Stormy. Steven worked right out of school with his best friend John Serigano in John's family business where he was always treated as a son and brother, not like an employee. To say that he will be missed is truly an understatement, something that I have been learning a lot over this week of his passing. He had a heart of gold, a smile that lit up a room, and a gift that every child and animal wanted to be around. I could write a book about being his sister, like when I went to the ball games he and Robert played in, when he was my date when our niece Marlene got married when he moved in with me when I moved back to NY for a while to when he moved to Fl. I hold all of it in my heart now along with knowing you are at peace. Steven was a son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend but most of all he was loved by all who knew him. His greatest love his whole life was his YANKEES. This baseball season when the subway series happens between those Mets and Yankees I can see it now Daddy and Robert (METS) Mommy and You (YANKEES) and I smile for it is God's turn now to keep the peace between the four of you! For anyone who would like to do something in Steven's name, he was fond of Florida Aid to Animals.
A Memorial service will be held at a later date in Long Island NY.