Betty Jean (Baskwell) Alter, Brookfield, Ohio

Briceland Funeral Home

January 18, 2020

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BROOKFIELD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Betty Jean Alter, a longtime resident of Brookfield, Ohio, entered eternal rest on Saturday, January 18, 2020 while a patient at O’Brien’s Memorial Health Care Center, Masury, Ohio, following a period of declining health. She was 92.

Betty was born December 7, 1927, at home in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a daughter to Samuel and Leah (Edwards) Baskwell.

Following her graduation from Sharon High School in 1945, she worked for Westinghouse Electric.

She married the great love of her life, Charles “Chic” Alter, on September 7, 1946. Together they started a family and ran the family business, H.A. Alter and Son Painting, which was founded by her father-in-law, Harold Alter. They raised four children, Charles Bruce, Robert Gordon, Barbara Susan and Thomas Edward. In her later years, Betty was the primary caregiver and companion of her grandson, Christopher.

Betty was a member of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Sharon.

She had belonged to several bridge clubs in the area, as well as, a dance club. In her spare time, she enjoyed golfing, having played on several area leagues, being an avid reader, sometimes reading up to three books a week and collecting all things butterfly related. In addition, she loved traveling with her girlfriends.

She is survived by three of her children, Robert Alter of Florida, Susan (Peter) Sirianni of Florida and Thomas (Stephanie) Alter of Ohio; her grandchildren, Ryan (Stephanie) Alter, Mark Alter, Lisa (Mark) Stamford, Jen Alter, Julie (Joshua) Sanchez, Peter (Sarah) Sirianni, Kristi (Christopher) Gill, Christopher Alter and Shawn (Olga) Alter; her 11 great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Colleen Alter of Brookfield; her several nieces and nephews and her lifelong friend, Elaine Palisin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chic, who passed on March 29, 1978; by her son, Charles Bruce Alter and by her siblings, Stanley and Gordon Baskwell and Marvella Rinas.

In accordance to her wishes, no calling hours will be held.

A memorial service to honor Mrs. Alter will be announced at a later date.

She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements handled by Briceland Funeral Service. Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at

As suggested by Betty, and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the friends of the Brookfield Library, 7032 Grove Street, Brookfield, OH 44403.

To send flowers to Betty’s family, please visit our floral section.

A television tribute will air Tuesday, January 21, at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. on MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus additional spots throughout the day on WYTV, FOX and MyYTV.

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