PUSHMAN, ELIZABETH "BETTY" 80 - of Cape Coral, Florida passed away peacefully on July 2, 2013. Elizabeth was the beloved mother of daughter Paula E. Turpenen of Boulder Creek, CA and sons Mark J. Pushman of Linwood, and Christopher R. Pushman of Philadelphia, PA. She is also survived by granddaughters Shayna and Kacie Turpenen, Allison and Amy Pushman and grandsons Brian and Eric Pushman. Elizabeth was the widow of Paul H. Pushman of Trenton. She was preceded in death by father Guido Merlo, mother Liberata (Taffi) Merlo, four sisters and four brothers. Elizabeth was born in Trenton on September 11, 1932. She worked for many years at her father's printing business, Merlo & Sons Publishing Company. She also worked as a salesperson at Phil Practico Sr. Jewelers in Trenton. After her husband Paul passed away in 1999, Elizabeth moved to Cape Coral, FL. She was a very active member of the Italian American Club of Cape Coral and a beloved friend to all who knew her. Elizabeth will be laid to rest alongside her husband at Greenwood Cemetery in Trenton, NJ.
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Published in The Press of Atlantic City on July 9, 2013