Elizabeth Rose Schiappa, 86, of Beverly Hills, Fla., passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, under the loving care of the staff at Brentwood Health Care Center and Hospice of Citrus County. She was born June 15, 1927, in Johnson City, N.Y. She had moved here in 1991 from Boca Raton.
She is survived by her husband and best friend of 63 years, Sam S. Schiappa; three children, David Schiappa, Christopher Schiappa, and Judy Weiss; three grandchildren, Bill Weiss, Andy Weiss and Ellie Schiappa. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose Sloboda; her brother, John; and sister, Helen.
A celebration of her life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Strickland Funeral Home in Crystal River.