MIAMI, FLA. – Betty (Kadsivitz/Kay) Plotnick, 84, passed away June 20 in Miami. Born in Providence to the late Charles and Sarah (Aronovich) Kadsivitz, she was one of eight siblings.
Betty graduated with honors from Hope High School in 1953; she then embraced life as a fabulous single working woman, traveling with girlfriends and eventually working as a paralegal in Washington, D.C. She defied convention by waiting to marry until her mid-20s. She settled in Rockville, Maryland, to raise her children, play tennis and mah-jongg, maintain a deep tan and voraciously read murder mystery novels. Betty later relocated to Boca Raton, Florida, where she enjoyed many years volunteering at the community hospital, art museum and police station, playing bridge and dining out. Not a shopper by nature, she nevertheless stressed that if you like something, you must always ask, “Does it come in any other colors?” Her lifelong comedic sensibility served her well, whether joking about her paltry cooking skills or relying on a mix of dark humor and courage to face her health issues.
Betty is survived by her children Stephen Plotnick (Lynessa) of Newport News, Virginia, Courtney Plotnick (Peter) of Tucson, Arizona, and Whitney Zimet (Marc) of Miami; sisters Molly Granoff of Warwick and Rose Sagan (Lester) of Barrington; sisters-in-law Nanci Kay (the late Harry Kay) of Milford, Connecticut and Robin Montgomery Kay (the late Nathan Kay) of Palm Springs, California. She will be missed by her grandchildren Andrew, David, Benjamin, Lola, Ava and Henry; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Betty was predeceased by brothers Sam, Bob, Harry and Nate Kay as well as sister Sylvia Greenfeld (the late Harold Greenfeld) and nephew Neil Greenfeld.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts.