Betty Lou TarasovicOctober 10, 2016
BETTY LOU TARASOVIC
Savannah, GA by way of York, PA
Betty Lou passed away in the most unlikely of places, Phenix City, Alabama on October 10, 2016, while evacuating from her home in Savannah, Georgia due to Hurricane Matthew.
This self-proclaimed “Pittsburgh Girl” earned the name. Betty Lou was born in the Iron City, attended the University of Pittsburgh, went on to marry a Pittsburgh Steeler and give birth to both her children in Pittsburgh. She lived 48 years, in the same house, in York, Pennsylvania, starting off teaching finishing and fashion at The Wendy Ward Charm School, which if you spent any time with her you know this was perfect for her. Throughout her life, she exuded the social grace personified at a charm school.
From charm school to politics, Betty Lou was never afraid to share her opinion along with being a loyal supporter of the Republican party, which is evident through her many years of service, beginning as Executive Secretary for the York County Republican Party. This lead to her being appointed York County’s Chief Voter Registrar, and finishing out her political career proudly serving as a congressional aide for Bill Goodling, former Republican U.S. House member for York County, until she retired in 2001.
Betty Lou was an avid reader, which was obvious to anyone who saw her book collection, well over 1000 books and some of them were read multiple times. She loved pro football, rarely missing a game when her beloved “Big George” was on the field, and they enjoyed many Sundays together watching football, except she loathed the New England Patriots. She loved family dinners, even more so when we dined out at nice restaurant. She loved movies, music, and was one of the most interesting people you would want to meet at a cocktail party. It was even rumored that she packed a 9mm Glock in her purse, hmmmm (don’t let her petite figure fool you). She was a member of the Out Door Country Club for many years and enjoyed returning for the last 27 years to the Special Olympics Celebrity Golf Tournament that bears her husband’s name. So many things could be said about such a dynamic personality but let it be known she will be sorely missed by family and friends.
Betty Lou was survived by her husband of 61 years, George Tarasovic, her two children Sally Tarasovic, George Tarasovic Jr., along with her four grandchildren Jocelyn Bierman, Bailey Tarasovic, Jackson Tarasovic and Sam Tarasovic. Rest in peace Betty Lou!
Betty Lou will return to Pittsburgh, PA to be laid to rest. At this time, there will not be a formal service but condolences can be shared with the family on the Colonial Funeral Home’s website, http://www.colonialfhome.com/ All are welcome to celebrate Betty Lou’s life by sharing stories about this amazing woman.