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It is with sadness that we say goodbye to PDG Ed, who passed away on Thanksgiving Day.

Edwin M. Betts, Jr.

PDG Ed was District Governor during Rotary Year 1991-1992 and over the years served in many capacities at both the District and Petersburg Club level. He was serving as Executive Secretary of his club when he passed.

He was a supporter of The Rotary Foundation and was a Major Donor. He also served as the Team Leader of a Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team in 2007 to Great Britain, which included our District Governor Elect Clenise Platt. He really enjoyed having a GSE team of “all girls”

This retired public education administrator was known for his intense commitment to his community and friends and stepped in often on a temporary basis to act as the Petersburg School System Superintendent when that seat was vacant.

PDG Ed will be truly missed, but his memory will live on in those who knew him.  There will be a memorial service for him Friday, November 30 at 11 a.m. at the Christ and Grace Church, 1545 S. Sycamore St. Petersburg, Virginia.

A special thank you goes out to Past Rotary International Director Joe Mulkerrin and to Past District Governors Robert “Bob” Preston and Bill Pollard for information providing information.