The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

October 17, 2013

Sister Betty Schuster, OSU


Star Beacon

CANFIELD — Sister Betty Schuster, OSU, of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, Ohio, died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, after a seven year battle with ovarian cancer.

Born in Rockville Centre, N.Y., on June 23, 1956, she was the daughter of Albert and Emily (Costello) Schuster. She attended St. Barnabas Elementary School in Bellmore, N.Y., and graduated from Wantagh High School in Wantagh, N.Y. She received an Associate Degree in Physical Education from Nassau Community College in 1976; a BS in Physical Education in 1979; and a Master’s Degree in Health Science in 1989 from Adelphi University. After spending two years in Youngstown as an Ursuline Companion in Mission at Beatitude House, she entered The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown on Oct. 8, 1994, and professed her final vows on August 6, 2000.

Before coming to Youngstown Sister Betty taught physical education at St. Joseph School in Hewlett, N.Y. She was the Administrative Assistant at Holy Family School in Poland from 1994-95, before moving to New Hope Academy in Youngstown, where she taught for two years and was the Assistant Principal for three years. In 2001, Sister Betty established the child advocacy program at Beatitude House and became its first Child Advocate. In 2007, she was named Associate Director of Beatitude House where she served until August 2013.

Sister Betty leaves her sisters in the community; two brothers, Donald (Patty) of Wantagh, N.Y., and Jack of Bellmore, N.Y.; her sister-in-law, Linda Schuster Dewey; her aunt, Sister Barbara Costello, CND of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews in New York.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert; and a nephew, Daniel.

Funeral Services will be held at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 4250 Shields Road in Canfield, Ohio, on Saturday, Oct. 19th.    Friends may call from 9:30 until 11:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m., Noon. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 21st, at 9:30 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Beatitude House, 238 Tod Lane, Youngstown, Ohio, 44504.

Arrangements are by the McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME. Please send your thoughts and condolences to the family and /or the Ursuline Sisters at www.mccauleyfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.