Betty Ruth Martin
Summary: retired homemaker and mother-in-law of Brooklyn Supreme Court supervising judge Michael Pesce who was among one of several passengers and crew members aboard on the ill-fated Boeing 747 commercial airliner TWA Flight 800 after the jumbo jet mysteriously exploded in mid-air and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff, in which at least 215 passengers and crew members were confirmed dead and approximately 15 others remained missing while she was traveling to Paris, France on a vacation along with her daughter Bonnie Wolters.
Cause of Death: Killed in TWA Flight 800 airplane accident
Died: July 17, 1996
Location: Long Island, New York