Beth Lynne Unaitis

October 11, 1938 - December 6, 2021
Beth Lynne Unaitis

Beth Lynne Bailey Unaitis, age 83, passed away on December 6, 2021, after a three-year battle with Alzheimer’s.  She joins her parents Lester and Fern Bailey at home with the Lord.  A kind and caring soul, she was a friend to many.  Wife of Bill Unaitis, they were married for 61 years.  She was the mother of Jeff, David (Barbra) and Laurie Haines (Kevin).  Grandmother “Mimi” to three grandchildren, Elizabeth and Tyler Unaitis and Katie Haines.  Surviving family include a sister, Diane Drinkard (Jim) in Williamsburg and a brother, Ned Bailey (Jill) in Friday Harbor, Washington.  She was born in Canton, Ohio, grew up in Akron (Ellet High School) and graduated from Allen Park High School in Michigan.  Beth was a RN, graduating from Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing in Detroit in 1959. 

 

While in Washington, D.C. she was proud to have been able to assist multiple Aids patients while working in an infectious disease clinic in those trying years of the 90s.  In D.C. she was also a docent at the Library of Congress and here, in Williamsburg, she was a volunteer at Sentara Hospital and Colonial Williamsburg.  She loved to travel.  Reading, visiting friends and relatives and feeding wildlife in her backyard were her favorite past times. 

 

Her family is grateful for the compassionate care from the staff and nurses at the Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Williamsburg Hospice House https://williamsburghospice.org/donate/ .

 

 


Burial

Saturday, December 11, 2021
10:30 AM

Williamsburg Memorial Park - Directions
130 King William Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • December 06, 2021
    Michael Martin says:
    Beth was always so welcoming when I visited. Her warmth and kindness were enriching to my soul.

  • December 06, 2021
    Christine Punchard says:
    Beth was the first neighbor we met when we moved here in a snowstorm! She and Bill were so helpful and have remained wonderful neighbors for 22 years. She will be missed by all of us!

  • December 06, 2021
    Bob & Barb Schmidt says:
    Beth and Bill were the best neighbors. We have known them since May 2003. I used to tease her a lot and she finally learned to tease back! We will miss Beth! RIP my friend! You will be missed!

  • December 06, 2021
    Megan (Sutliff) Marvil says:
    Beth and Bill were amazing neighbors to my parents in their court that was more than just a community, but a family. Her bright smile will never be forgotten! And the squirrels in the backyard will certainly miss her treats too.

  • December 07, 2021
    Robert and Sandra Keir says:
    We are longtime friends who met Beth and Bill thru our children at the high school in Greenfield MA and we have continued our friendship by visiting them in Williamsburg on occasion. We will miss her.