Betty Orlowski

June 12, 1933 - June 22, 2002

06/12/1933 - 06/22/2002

Past Services

Tuesday June 25, 2002
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Wednesday June 26, 2002
Colonial Grove Memorial Park
3445 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Wednesday June 26, 2002
2:00 pm
Diamond Springs Christian Church
5612 Haden Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
757-464-5650 | Directions



Betty Orlowski, 69, a.k.a.

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8 years ago


Don’t cry any more tears for me,

I am at peace; I’m finally free.

Like the eagle in the sky,

I am soaring, so please don’t cry.

I know you love me,

I love you too,

But my time was over,

was finally through.

I have ascended to a better place

which is not confined by time or space.

To those that loved me,

I did not fall,

I only succumbed to a higher call.

Do not mourn me,

I am with you still,

I’ll be with you always,

from dawn——–until.

Lisa A. Shaw
8 years ago

Dear Elaine,

I pray that the Lord would wrap His loving arms of comfort around your entire family during this time and may the soul of your Beloved rest in the peace of Jesus.

With love and prayer,

Lisa A. Shaw, Breathe the Word

Julia Moniz-Brown
8 years ago

Dear Family,

I’m sorry to hear about your mother. I worked with her at the Airport. She is a wonderful person. Julia Moniz-Brown Parking Dept

8 years ago

Do Not Weep

Mary E.Frye 1932

Do not stand at my grave and weep:

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow;

I am the diamond glints on snow;

I am the sunlight on ripened grain;

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,

I am the swift, uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight;

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry:

I am not there. I did not die.

Stuart & Ronda Rothwell
8 years ago

Elaine and Jessica,

We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s pass. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to call.

Friends always,

Stuart and Ronda Rothwell

Tammy Thompson
8 years ago


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask. I am also glad that met, and have become good friends. You are like the sister that I never had.

Love ya,


George Sarno
8 years ago


I am sorry to hear about this sad event. If I can help in any way, please let me know.

your friend, George

Frank Kerekes
8 years ago


I’m so sorry to here of your loss. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

As Always, Your Friend

Frank Kerekes

Sue Ackerman
8 years ago


My heart goes out to you and I pray you are okay. Take care of yourself and your family during this time. Lots of love and tender thoughts sent to you. Sue & George

Douglas Burghart
8 years ago


We are sorry to hear about this sad event. If we can help in any way, please let me know. You and our family will be in your prayers.

Christine Anderson
8 years ago

Elaine, I love you with all of my heart. You have always been there for me concerning my dad’s health and I appreciate that so much. I am praying for you and your family so that you all may have peace and feel the loving comfort of Jesus and know that He will take care of you all. Please call me anytime you need anything and I will be glad to help. You are a special blessing to me.

Velma Doughty
8 years ago

Elaine, Jesse, and Mike,

I am truly sorry for your loss. I remember what a struggle you had when you Father passed away and I am sure it is even harder with your Mom. Mom is such a specail person and it seems she is always there in any situation. Know that God loves you and will take care of you and make it possible for all of you to go through. My prayers are with you and if I can do anything at all to help please don’t hesitate to ask. I love all of you and you know this.


Gloria Ridley
8 years ago

Elaine, Mike and Jessie,

Elaine, I am truly sorry for the loss of your mom! Mere words can’t really express what I want to say, but hoping it helps to know that friends are thinking about you. You are such a kind and sweet person, and we sometimes question why things happen….But blessings come in many ways that sometimes we can’t see. I believe everything that happens is part of God’s eternal plan. What seems a mystery today, in time we’ll understand. My prayers are with you, Jessie, and Mike..God has given you such a beautiful & loving family. Call on those of us who love you, to share with you along the way.

Your friend, always

8 years ago

Hi Beautiful, four years ago today we said good-bye to you. You are always in my thoughts. Mothers Day without you was a little tougher then usual this year. I don’t know why, maybe because we were out of town & I couldn’t visit your grave. We were in Las Vegas with the boys. When Chris asked me to dance with him to a song that was dedicated to all mothers, I got a huge lump in my throat & tears in my eyes thinking about you. Later that evening I was in a Walgreens & picked out a Mothers Day card for you. I wish you were here so I could read it to you. We miss you so much mom. XOXOXO

Love you,

Patty, Jim, Chris, Mike & Nik-Nik

8 years ago

Hi Mom,

Not a single day goes by that you aren’t in my thoughts.Silly, small things remind me of you. Smelling your favorite perfume on someone else, Watching TV and seeing an advertisement for one of your favorite shows WALKER, Texas Ranger!or shopping in one of your favorite stores SEARS anyone… oops, that right you and your electric scooter were banned!!!What a laugh that was. Several of us went to Duck In to celebrate Michael’s & my birthdays. Walking up and DOWN that ramp sure did bring a chuckle and knowing smile amoungst a few of us. WHEEEE!!! I know you had a smile on your face too. We had alot of good times and memories. I want you to know that certain things and people are just as you predicted they would be. How very sad that is. Margie is doing very well. As are Jim, the boys & I. You would be so proud of Chris. He is a full time college student now & living with a very sweet and loving young lady named Angela. I wish she could have met you. Your “baby” Mikie is still the same. We always wonder what he will be up to next. Your puppy Nik-Nik misses you and we’ve taken him out to your grave several times. We finally have the RV we always wanted, and I just want to thank YOU for leaving me everything you did.Jim and I have been fortunate enough to do many of the things that we have always wanted to, thanks in a large part to your generosity. The only thing missing is YOU. Please know that you are with me when we travel. Sending you lots of hugs and kisses.


Jaime Moore
8 years ago

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all they had to say. My grandma was a wonderful and strong woman. She was a true fighter til the very end. I’m only sorry that the doctors couldn’t take away the pain, but I know God needed her to be with Him. I know it seems selfish to want to keep her here as God needs her more than I. I will miss her very much and love her with all my heart. She will only be gone in body but will continue to live on in our hearts forever. May God bless and keep her, and watch over everyone dearest to her. I will not be saying good-bye to her because I know it won’t be forever. Until we meet again Grandma, I love you.




Margie Anderson
8 years ago

Mom, You are in a better place now, and you are with your parents and Daddy too. We will miss you deeply, but knowing we will see you again when the Lord tells us it is our time to go. I will always remember our Mother/Daughter times that we shared, and cherish them now that we can not do things like this anymore. Help watch over Austin and Tiffani as they are still too young to understand what death is. Until we see each other again, I love you.

Patty, Jim, Chris & Mike
8 years ago

Mom… Please tell me this is all a bad dream and you haven’t passed away.

In my heart I know you have gone to a much better place and are now at peace.

But that doesn’t keep me from still feeling selfish and wishing I could hold you in my arms and close to my heart again. Or to kiss your beautiful face and brush your hair for you just one more time. To just sit and talk with you, laugh with you and at you. To share one more steak dinner with you. To go back out with you and “shop til we drop”.

I will ALWAYS hold you and your love so deep in my heart.

I love you Mom. Good-bye.

Michael Pine
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially my coworker, Elaine. As I have also lost a parent, I feel your loss.

Kevin Barry
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Elaine. If there is anything that I can do to help please do not hesitate to ask.

With Love,


Scott Bradford
8 years ago

Patty and Jim my heart goest out to you guys during this time in your life. But always remember “Sarge” is in a much better place looking down on us and she is not feeling any more pain. I am here for you both so please do not hesitate to call on me for anything. I will see you all soon. I love you both very much, you are very special people and I am lucky to have you both as my friend. Hang in there Girl! Love ALways Scott

Kathi Bradford
8 years ago


I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Remember you did all you could to take care of your Mom and I am sure she appreciated it more than you will ever know. Take comfort in knowing that your Mom is not suffering anymore. I am glad I had the chance to meet your Mom and chat with her serveral times. I will hold those memories near. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you or your family, call if you need someone to talk to.



8 years ago

Sarge just wanted to say Merry Xmas. We think about all the time. They started building the Out – Back Steakhouse around the corner. When it opens we will go & make a toast to Sarge. We miss you take care love Jim, Patty & the boys.

Tamara and Rick Dodrill
8 years ago

Some of our fondest memories of Betty are with our son, Hunter. Whenever we would come over she would always have to hug him and kiss him. Even though I am not family she always made my family and myself feel special. She will be dearly missed. We love you!!

John Forshaw
8 years ago

We would like to send our Condolences to the family of Betty Orlowski.From John Forshaw,Alvin Jones,Danny Mitchell and Rose Forshaw.

Richard Anderson
8 years ago

Well I didn’t really know my grandmother all that much, but i really do miss her. I may not show it but deep down inside i feel it. I want everyone to know that no matter what happens she is apart of all of us. She is in your thoughts and she is and always will be in your heart. I know she is going to be there with pop pop seeing everyone grow up and move on with there lives. We all love you grandma.