Betty Jean Kazar

January 8, 1941 - September 2, 2022

Betty Jean Kazar, 81, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1984, formerly of Spotswood, NJ, passed away Friday, September 2, 2022 in Fort Myers, FL surrounded by people she loved. She was born January 8, 1941 in New Brunswick, NJ and spent most of her childhood in the Middlebush section of Franklin Township, NJ.

Betty’s hobbies and interests included gardening, singing, bowling, and playing the organ and accordion (squeezebox). She loved living near the beach and being by the water, but she especially loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Ernest “Ernie” Kazar Sr. of Cape Coral; children, Debra Jarvis (Jim) of Cape Coral, Ernest Kazar, Jr. (Regina) of Cape Coral, Joseph Kazar (Susan) of Fayetteville, TN, and Todd Kazar of Cape Coral; brother, Kenneth Brown (Debbie) of Oxford, NC; brother-in-law, William Lodato of Spring, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Richard, Ryan, Patricia, Catherine, Matthew, Kassie, Noell, and Kira; as well as great grandchildren, Adriana, Antonio, Chase, Vivian, Sophia, Felix, and Elijah.

Her family will always remember her wonderful sense of humor, contagious laughter, and fighting spirit. She will be greatly missed.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Elizabeth Brown; a son, Kevin Kazar; as well as two siblings, Patricia Lodato and Frederick Brown.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 2121 SE 8th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33990

In lieu of flowers, Betty’s family requests donations in her name to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or online at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Tarry & Chris Zickafoise Sep 8, 2022 at 10:26 am

    So sorry for all the family. May your memories always be with you and may God comfort you.

  2. Nancy schwendeman Sep 8, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Dear Regina & Ernie, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know she will be greatly missed and her memories will forever be in you hearts. RIP Betty

  3. Karen kecskes Sep 8, 2022 at 11:52 am

    To the Kazar family. My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother. I have followed her life through Regina and Ernie’s postings of all your family gatherings and events. She certainly had a beautiful family surrounding her and I wish her to Rest In Peace. What beautiful memories you have of her to carry with you through life.

  4. Zulema Rodriguez Sep 8, 2022 at 2:21 pm


  5. Carol Miller Sep 8, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    Aunt BJ was such a fun sweet person. My heart breaks for all of you. She will be missed by us all. Love you all & you’re all in my thoughts & prayers 🥲❤️

  6. Mary Webster Kinniburgh Sep 8, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Such a beautiful loving Aunt. Her smile and laughter will be forever in her families hearts ♥️

  7. Liz (Kazar) and Brian Barnes Sep 8, 2022 at 8:56 pm


  8. Joanne Kazar Sep 8, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    My beautiful Aunt…so gonna miss her..Love you Aunt Betty Jean.. I loved how you were there for me when I needed someone to talk to..

  9. Eileen Becker Sep 8, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    I have enjoyed seeing all the precious pictures over the years. BJ always had a smile. Met her in 1980 & will always remember her laughter . Rest In Peace
    You are so loved by many
    Billy & Eileen Becker

  10. Rena Waga Sep 9, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Rest in Peace beautiful soul! You will be missed. 🙏❤️🙏

  11. Ken Jensen Sep 11, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Deeply sorry. Incredibly crushed losing my “other Mother” She meant the World to me ALWAYS. All of you do….

  12. Jackie, Todd, Zak, Jake, Joey, and Nick Sep 12, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    Aunt Betty Jean was so very beautiful inside and out. She always had a smile on her face, and always made us laugh. My boys still talk about Aunt Betty Jean and Uncle Ernie bringing pizza for us (always on a Wednesday) when we stayed at the boathouse in Fort Myers Beach. EVERY YEAR! We love you all so much. She will always remain in our thoughts and in our hearts

  13. Walter, Sandy, Austin and Kayla Kazar Jr Sep 14, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Aunt Betty Jean was truly an Angels Spirit and Loving person in so many ways. I remember her beautiful smile and kindness. She will be missed so much. I have many memories when we visited Florida and even Spotswood when I was very young. She is in Paradise now with her heavenly family and will always be with you Uncle Ernie and Family. We Love you ALL very much. Our prayers are with you each and every minute of each day.

  14. Michelle Kazar Sep 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    I’m so Sad and Sorry Sending Love Hugs and Prayers Uncle Ernie & Family ❤️ You all are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️ May You RIP Aunt Betty Jean ❤️ God has a Beautiful Angel I will always cherish all the times we spent together throughout the years ❤️ God Bless X❤️

  15. Sid aumack jr Sep 16, 2022 at 10:51 am

    Aunt Betty Jean was the one of the nicest caring people I ever met. When I was growing up she always treated me as one of the family and I always cherished the times . I told my brother and sister long ago I wished everyone did not move away because I always missed them. Even though we lived far away I always thought about her and Patty and Grandma. They all were very special to me and the entire Brown and Kazar family. Years ago my brother and I went to visit Aunt Betty Jean and Uncle Ernies house and did not want to leave. It was special to me. I never told you this but you were my favorite Aunt and I love you. Thank you for everything you ever did for me. Love Raunch

  16. Patricia Fisher Sep 17, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    The tributes that have been posted about my cousin BJ shows what such a wonderful women she was. Her beautiful husband and family have been graced by her love and warmth all these years. Clearly she was someone that everyone wanted to know and be around. My memories of my cousin when we were kids will stay with me always. Hugs to her husband Ernie during this time. Sleep in Heavenly Peace BJ.

  17. Ernie Kazar Sr. Sep 19, 2022 at 10:59 am

    She was not only My WIFE She WAS MY BEST FRIEND, a Awesome MOM , GRANDMA , GREAT GRANDMA , SHE WAS THE ❤️LOVE❤️ Of LIFE ❤️

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