Elizabeth "Beth" Bernice Stadvec, 78, of Akron and Naples, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on January 21, 2013 with her loving family at her bedside.|
Elizabeth was born September 11, 1934 to the late Harlan and Marjorie (Moore) Finzer, in New Philadelphia, Ohio. She was a 1952 graduate of Coventry High School, Vice President and General Manager of Shawnee Airways, and subsidiary companies Essco Aircraft, and Aerodynamics, at the Wayne County Airport. She supervised scheduled and non-scheduled Air Charter passenger and freight operations, civilian, Air Force and Army ROTC flight training for the University of Akron and Kent State University. She was a Charter Member of the Community Church of Portage Lakes, President of the Women's Aeronautic Association, Aircraft Owner's and Pilot's Association, Northeast Ohio Pilot's Association, Military Officer's Organization of America with husband Ernest. She also was a member of Prestwick Country Club, Turkeyfoot Island Club as well as the Akron Women's City Club. She was even Mayor of Akron for a day.
Elizabeth was a devoted mother and wife. Her beauty and charm was always evident, but her soul, character and thoughtfulness were her gift to many. She was always there with hugs and laughter. She loved playing euchre and she made friends wherever she went and will be equally missed by her friends in Akron as well as in Naples.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ernest Stadvec; daughter, Marjorie; sons, George, Dan (Norma), Steve and Michael (Franca); grandchildren, Aimee, Adam, Jordan, Morgan, Alyssa, Emily, Arabella and Lucas; great-grandson, Nathan; sister, Kay (Bob) Olenick; and brother, Harlan Finzer, Jr.
The family wishes to thank Pastor John Thielenhaus for his comforting words and the staff at the Summa Palliative Care Center for their excellent and compassionate care.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44319 (SR 619), with Pastor John Thielenhaus officiating. There will be no visitation prior. Interment will take place at the Union Hill Cemetery in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made in Elizabeth's name to the
, 525 North Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406.
To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com. (SCHERMESSER - GREEN, 330-899-9107)
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, 2013