Adolph Betancourt Jr.

Adolph Betancourt Jr.

Adolph Betancourt Jr.


Adolph Betancourt Jr., 71, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on August 13, 1951, to the late Judge Adolfo Betancourt and Juanita “Janie†Betancourt and was the oldest of four children.   He graduated from Brownsville High School in 1969 and was a member of the Golden Eagle band.  While at Texas Southmost College (TSC), he was voted “Best All Aroundâ€, He graduated from Texas A & I University, Kingsville.

Adolph dedicated his career to the service of others and his community, taking a position at the Brownsville Reality House, a transitional living facility for offenders undergoing rehabilitation.  He continued his work as a public servant as a Cameron County Adult Probation Officer.   His outstanding personal qualities and high professional aptitude led to a position at the U.S. Federal Probation Office, where he retired after 27 years as a U.S. Federal Probation Officer. 

 Adolph was a member of North Brownsville Little League, where he enjoyed being a coach, mentor and leader for several years.  He enjoyed the outdoors.  He spent his free time fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and training his dogs.   Adolph would start up the BBQ pit and cook for friends and family and he participated in local fajita cook-offs.   After his retirement, Adolph would drive his Jeep to Boca Chica Beach regularly, where he spent long hours fishing.  During elections, he would help his father and each one of his siblings with their campaign. You could always find him holding their signs at the election sites.

Adolph married Marsha Betancourt and together they had two children, Adolph Betancourt III and Evelyn Betancourt Martinez (Eddie). He was blessed with two grandchildren, Edison Edward, and Elle Christine.

Left to cherish his memory is his brother, County Treasurer David A. Betancourt (Blanca), and his sisters, Dahlia “Lali†Betancourt and Judge Laura “Lori†Betancourt (John Serra), his nephew David Adolfo Betancourt, and his nieces Dahlia Alyssa Betancourt, Lauren Celeste Serra and Laurisa Jane Serra. 

Pallbearers include Adolfo Betancourt III, David Adolfo Betancourt, John Serra, Isaac Torres, Juan Segura, Gilbert Garcia and Paul Gomez.  Honorary Pallbearers include Eddie Martinez, Larry Palmer, Richard Card, Dr. Richard Ortiz, Judge Ben Euresti, and the U.S. Probation officers that worked alongside Adolph.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, TX.  The Betancourt family will receive relatives and friends at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, on Wednesday, November 2, beginning at 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm., with the recitation of the holy rosary at 7:00 p.m.   A mass will be held on Thursday, November 3, at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the burial will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park, where he will be laid to rest next to his loving parents.

Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485

To send flowers or a plant to the family in the memory of Mr. Adolph Betancourt Jr., please visit or call (956) 455-3718.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.†Psalms 23:1 – 23:4