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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
Elizabeth Polityka-Wilson

Elizabeth "Betsy" Polityka-Wilson

December 9, 1974 - October 11, 2020
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Elizabeth “Betsy” T. Polityka-Wilson, 45, an area resident since 1996 and previously of Yorktown, died on October 11, 2020 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center following a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia

Born on December 9, 1974 in the Bronx, Betsy was the daughter of Tammie and Michelle (Shamoun) Polityka. Betsy married John H. Wilson on August 3, 2002 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Yorktown.

Much of Betsy's life was devoted to her four children Ariana, Theodosia, Julia, and Johnny. She was instrumental in helping them achieve their personal, academic, and athletic goals. She enjoyed spending her spare time camping and hiking with her family. Betsy was also an educator to her core. She taught Spanish at Arlington High School for 23 years, touching the lives of many of her students.

In addition to her husband, children, and parents, Betsy is survived by her mother-in-law, Marlee Wilson of Poughkeepsie; her sister, Stephanie Kula and her husband Jody of OH; her nieces and nephews, Cassandra, Jeremy, and Timothy Kula; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Bill Wilson and his wife Sandi, Monica Wilson, Ben Wilson and his wife Kathleen, Martha Sargent and her husband John, Michael Wilson and his wife Dianna, Robert Wilson, Richard Wilson and his wife Marissa, Jim and his wife Jolene; and several other nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4-7pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday at 12pm at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction followed by interment at Rose Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to to help find and deliver cures for blood cancers. The family also asks you to consider joining the donor list at Be The Match for stem cell transplants and donating blood as often as possible. Please visit Betsy's Book of Memories at
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
    895 Route 82
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  • Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, October 16, 2020 12:00pm
    St. Columba Church
    835 Route 82
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  • Interment

    Rose Hills Memorial Park
    101 Mill St
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Theresa iannucci

Posted at 08:13pm
Mrs Politkya Wilson taught my daughter Spanish and played an important role in her continuing to take Spanish in college, study abroad in Costa Rica and is now fluent in Spanish. She was sad to hear the news of her passing and mentioned what a positive impact she had on her education. I donated blood today in her memory. Sending condolences to Your family.

Sincerely, Donna and Andrew Pittel

Posted at 02:16pm
Dear Polityka-Wilson Family, Sending you our heartfelt sympathies, hugs, prayers and love.
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Posted at 08:12pm
So sorry to hear this new John. Sending your whole family peace and strength.
Joanne Rafferty

Macy Geiger

Posted at 10:10am
Mrs. Polityka Wilson was the epitome of what a teacher should be, and I am so very lucky to have had the privilege to have her as a teacher/advisor for two years. She was one of the most kind and caring people I have ever met. She made the class laugh everyday with one of her several jokes about Schuam's or whatever else was on her mind. She truly cared about her students and their successes, and always encouraged us to be the best we could be. My deepest condolences to her family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Her bright, beautiful soul will be missed.

Ed Kasche

Posted at 10:08am
The entire Van Wyck Girls Basketball team sends its heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Julia and the Wilson Family. We are here to support you in any way possible. Betsy was an amazingly kind and generous person, and she is missed by all.

With love.

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