November 12, 1951 - February 9, 2021
Betsy Dubovsky, who served as the first executive director of The Staten Island Foundation in a career that would span 22 years and who managed the operations and the annual allocations of the $75 million foundation, died Tuesday afternoon from complications of pancreatic cancer. She was 69. The Staten Island Foundation, a champion of results for the least advantaged people on Staten Island, focuses on efforts aiming at population-level improvements in health, education and financial security. Dubovsky's entire professional life, after receiving a master's degree in social work from Rutgers University, has been in service to the not-for-profit community. A graduate of the Columbia Business School Institute for Not-for-Profit Management Executive Education, she formerly held positions for the American Red Cross in Greater New York, the Community Agency for Senior Citizens, the Visiting Nurse Association, the Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, the Staten Island Branch of the YMCA of Greater New York, and Wagner College. Dubovsky gained extensive knowledge of community needs, as well as in the non-profit sector and its issues, from experience as a social worker providing services as a director and manager of services, as a fundraising and public relations professional, as an adjunct lecturer and as a board management volunteer. Elizabeth was the devoted wife of 45 years to Bill Dubovsky, spending more than 50 years together. Beloved mother of Neal Dubovsky (Kristin MacDougal) and Allison Dubovsky (Stefano Bernardini). Cherished twin sister of Martin Sheil his wife Cathy and son Dylan Sheil. Loving grandmother to Gavin and Connor Dubovsky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:15 AM on Monday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church 5411 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY. Private cremation will follow. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc., 28 Eltingville Blvd, Staten Island, New York. Please be mindful due to the current State mandate that a mask must be worn at all times in the funeral home and social distancing requirements must be followed during the services. Due to the current Pandemic a strict 40-50 person in room policy is in effect. Please adhere to this policy and allow others to pay their respects as well. Due to the current pandemic circumstances please note: We do not accept deliveries from outside vendors for bakery products, fruit baskets, and floral arrangements until further notice. Floral Arrangements can be purchased from our in house floral designers who work under the most stringent sanitary conditions which include temperature checks, mask wearing, distancing and protective clothing. You can call 718-948-2016 and place your order. We must protect the families we serve, our own families and staff who operate the funeral home.
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