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VASTI, Elizabeth M.

48, died November 28, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Peter J. Vasti; her children, Lindsey, PJ, and Emily; her father, Joseph Klingel and his wife, Melinda; her mother, Mary Lieske and her husband, Hank; three brothers, Joey Klingel, Brian Klingel, and Lee Lieske; and her sister, Kimmy Klingel. Memorial mass will be Sunday, December 4, at 2 pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle Main Church. In lieu of flowers donations to the Elizabeth M. Vasti Memorial Trust Fund in care of Brett Funeral Home 4810 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Florida

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Published in Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 3, 2016.
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July 23, 2019
Just crossed the bridge and was overcome.
Remembering, wishing it weren't so.
Hoping the family had carried on.
Asking God for insight.
Praying that she is in his loving embrace.
God bless.
June 3, 2019
like the weather girl in detroit,,,all about....making.....sorry for your lose
October 29, 2018
Always in our thoughts and forever missed miss you xoxo
donna miller
March 7, 2017
I just heard about Liz and I am so sorry for your loss. Time will help ease the pain but it's hard to imagine that now. God bless to you and your family.
Sherry Liefer Johnson
February 22, 2017

I just found out and am so very sorry for you and the girls. I hope your little doggie keeps the family as happy as possible. Take care.
terry reeves
December 27, 2016
I just received the sad news about Elizabeth. Wishing you comfort, peace and love. I know your hearts are broken but please know that you have an angel that will be looking out and loving you..
Kelley Kilpatrick Wood
December 11, 2016
Liz was one of my favorite babysitters many many years ago while I was a young girl growing up in Ottawa, IL. I remember her as being a very kind and fun person with a spirited get gentle soul. I was very sorry to learn of her passing. My prayers and condolences go out to her family.
Erin Stary (Ernat)
December 11, 2016
My deepest sympathy and condolences to you. Elizabeth will be dearly missed. Her spark and energy was unique. She was beautiful and perfect in so many ways. I will remember her as feminine yet strong, as a woman, a great role model. Strong in her faith, may God keep her, bless your family and console you in your time of grief.
Virginia Wyman
December 9, 2016
We give our hearts to your family...
Wendy Dangar
December 7, 2016
There are no words that can truly convey my sorrow for your loss. My thoughts are with you and I wish I could find a way to ease the pain.
Jennifer Grabowski
December 6, 2016
My thoughts and prayers have been with your family all week.Remember your mother loved you very much and she will be there to watch over your lifes. When you miss her remember how much she cared for you all. She will live on through your lifes and you all will be her legacy. with love Danny McCurdy and family.
December 6, 2016
Pete, PJ, Emily, Lindsey and Family. You have my deepest condolences at this difficult time. I can't express in words how sorry I am for your loss. May your days ahead be blessed with light and positivity.
Adam Deisley
December 5, 2016
We had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth back in 2002, when she sold our condo in Tierra Verde, and help us closed on our house on St Pete Beach. We remember Elizabeth as a vibrant and positive person! Our deepest condolences to your family! Elizabeth may your soul rest in peace!
December 5, 2016
Dear Peter, Lindsey, PJ, Emily and all of the family. there just are no words.............Elizabeth was a shining star, she was all things good. We so loved her boldness, her highly competetive spirit. She set the bar so high and was so gutsy. Yet she was so kind and so gentle. She made me feel so valued & loved. She will not be forgotten. May your deep sadness be someday replaced with sweet happy memories. We will hold you all in our hearts and prayers Always......
Joel and Joanne Newberg
Joanne Newberg
December 5, 2016
Peter, Lindsey, PJ, & Emily and Family,
We are sorry for the tremendous void that has opened up in your lives and hearts. Every time you look up towards the sky, know that Elizabeth is looking down at you with that big smile of hers. May God bless each of you.
The McNie Family
December 5, 2016
No words could ever represent Elizabeth she was the best at all she chose to do. My prayers go to the family and Peter whom she loved with all her heart. I will miss her smiling face and her humer? We shared a lot of good times at the Presidents council , the one in San Diego was the most fun . What an exceptional human being Elizabeth was her leadership with her office is only an example . She walked her talk. I loved her and respected her many successes I will miss her greatly . God had other plans for her and she will step up. To the family your Mom loves you and always will . May God bless you and give you all you need to carry on.
Donna Kashtan
December 5, 2016
Words cannot express my sadness when I heard of Elizabeth's passing. Prayers and condolences to the Vasti's and their families. She was a lovely woman, a savvy business woman and will be greatly missed in our community.
Paula Stout
December 5, 2016
May God hold Elizabeth and her family in the palms of His hands. We are deeply sorry for your loss. God Bless you.
Chapoutot Family
December 5, 2016
Word can never beging to express the sadness that we feel for Peter, Lindsey, PJ and Emily over the loss of their beautiful wife and mother. When your loving family would walk into the ice cream shop, your smiles would light up the building. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you through this difficult time. We pray that Elizabeth will find peace with our Lord, and we know that she will watch over all of you forever.
Monty and Diane Null
December 5, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with her family as well as her work family and friends.
Lisa Vraniak
December 5, 2016
My heart goes out to your soul and the beautiful family you left behind in this tragic time. I'm sending my spiritual strength to Peter and the kids to help them accept their huge loss.
Billy Thomas
December 5, 2016
After receiving my Real Estate Sales associates license, I had the honor of meeting with Elizabeth 3 times. Each time, she gave me hope. I had a particular problem that was preventing me from moving forward in the business. She listened, really, truly listened and she tried helping me make a difficult situation easier. I had the pleasure of her company at a salon the Friday after Thanksgiving. I'm so thankful we had that opportunity to talk. Words cannot express the sadness to hear of her passing. I pray for her entire beautiful, loving family. May she find peace in heaven.
Lori Goldman
December 5, 2016
No words can express our sorrow. Peter, know that you, the kids and Elizabeth are in our thoughts and prayers. You are not alone.
The Ulevich Family
December 5, 2016
Dear Vasti Family,

I was with you all yesterday watching your grace at such a difficult time. What a testament to your family and wife and mom that service was. I knew her as a colleague and friend, someday we will meet and share some of our time together. God Speed to you all,
With great sorrow, Ellen C.O;Dat
December 5, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying that you all find peace and comfort in our Lord. Our deepest condolences.
The Renaud's
Rick, Judy, Jenna, Jessica, Ricky and Chris
Judy & Rick Renaud
December 4, 2016
Elizabeth was the first broker I spoke with after earning my license. Her humor, kind words, and encouragement helped me to move forward with my career in real estate. She offered kind and supporting words when I lost my parents while we were both attending the Chris Leader training. I will always remember her fondly and wish her family peace.
Brad Billings
December 4, 2016
I'm a former co-worker at Coldwell Banker and my heart is very heavy with sadness. Today's mass, however, was a testament to the love and respect that surrounds the Vasti famiy. May God bless your beautiful family and guide you to peace.
Sharon Stogner
December 4, 2016
I remember Elizabeth as vibrant, classy, smart, funny woman and a great leader at the office in St. Pete Beach. Her impact on so many people was amazing. She will be sadly missed by so many.

Our hearts go out to Pete, Lindsey, PJ and Emily and the rest of your family during these difficult days, We pray and hope you can take comfort in your faith knowing that she has found peace. God bless you.
Muirgheal Montecalvo
December 4, 2016
May the soul of Elizabeth rest in peace in the palm of our merciful Father in Heaven. Elizabeth and her family are in my prayers. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Peter and family.
Fr. James Chia, O. de M.
December 4, 2016
Prayers of comfort for the Vasti family. Elizabeth's goodness and grace will be heartfully missed.
Maureen Mooney
December 4, 2016
So sorry to hear of Elizabeth's passing. I had occasion to meet and talk with Elizabeth regarding property values during my time as an Appraiser with the Pinellas County Property Appraiser's Office. She truly made a very positive & lasting impression on me. Please accept my sincere condolences and may she Rest In Peace.
Neil Hinckley
December 4, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter, Lindsey, PJ and Emily at this very difficult time.
Tiffany Davies
December 4, 2016
So very sorry for your lost... saying prayers of comfort and understanding during this very difficult time.
Ray & Diane Cox
December 4, 2016
Sincerest condolences to your entire family Elizabeth, they all are in our thoughts and prayers. You will forever be in our hearts. Rest in Peace dear angel.
Patti Rudski
December 4, 2016
To the Vasti family, please know that here, in your darkest hour, those who care about you are holding you in their hearts and prayers and spiritually wrapping loving arms around you, wishing to help carry your burden. I know I am. Terri Naylor
December 4, 2016
To the Vasti family, Please know that I hold you all in my heart and pray that you find the strength and comfort that you need at this time and moving forward. Fondly, Terri Naylor
Terri Naylor
December 4, 2016
Prayers for her family, May God Bless
Jack & Carla
Jack & Carla Satterfield
December 4, 2016
Dear Peter and family,
Words cannot express my heartfelt sadness for you , your children and family. I admired Elizabeth so much not only as a sharp, intelligent realtor but as a wife and mother. She was always there to lend a helping hand with Marlin when he needed a ride from school or just to ask her advice on what to do with teenagers. May God give you and the family strength at this sad time.
Lori and Marlin Rice
December 4, 2016
Dear Peter, Lindsey, PJ, and Emily,
Our family has had your family in our prayers and we hope some peace comes to you through your beautiful memories of Elizabeth. She was an amazing woman and we all miss her.
Love, Ty, Lori, Chelsea & Anthony Schweiger
December 4, 2016
Prayers of peace for Pete, Lindsey, PJ, Emily, and the rest of Liz's family and friends. She will be missed by all that knew her.
Tom Scott and Family
December 4, 2016
Our sincere condolences to Peter,Lindsay, PJ, and Emily. Our hearts go out to all of you during this difficult time.
The Gibb Family
December 4, 2016
Prayers to your family. The LeMay Family -Mark, Julie, Adam, Clare and Joseph
December 4, 2016
May Elizabeth rest in God's loving peace, and may you find comfort in knowing that you now have a very special angel watching over you. Linsey, PJ, Emily and Peter, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Terry Jordan
December 4, 2016
There is no way to describe the feeling of loss in my heart. I pray God will bring comfort to this family at this difficult time.
Charles Richardson
December 3, 2016
There are simply no words for your loss. In the arms of her Lord may she find peace and may He grant you the strength and grace in the difficult times ahead as you seek comfort and peace as well. She was loved and will be greatly missed.
Vicki Gonzales
December 3, 2016
December 03, 2016
We lost an angel on earth on Monday morning but we will have Elizabeth opening her loving arms from above and watching us all. May Peter, Lindsey, PJ and Emily find strength knowing just how many lives your wife and mother touched here on earth. May she find the comfort she was searching for and may peace be with her and her family as we all mourn her passing. Sending you and all who are saddened the strength to know that she is in a better place now.
Jenny, Leah & Jacob Alexander, Largo, Florida
December 3, 2016
Many prayers for your family. I remember Liz as a bright, intelligent, and generous person. My heart breaks for all of you going through so much pain. Her spirit will watch over you, I believe, and I hope good memories will bring you some comfort through this journey. Kim Mahoney Barrio St Mary's College class of 90.
Kim Barrio
December 3, 2016
I am so sorry about Elizabeth. Prayers for her family. Love, Joe & Tina Merola
Joe Tina Merola
December 3, 2016
My deepest and sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy Hayduke
December 3, 2016
Our hearts break for you, and for the many people whose life she touched. Elizabeth, our prayers are that you are at peace, and that in time your family and friends will find peace in the beautiful memories you have left.
Sheila Geer
December 3, 2016
In my memories of high school Liz will always remain sharp, vibrant, and poised beyond her years. I wish peace for her, and comfort and healing for her family.
Mark Tendall
December 3, 2016
Dear Vasti family, We will remember a vibrant woman who lived a big life. I will remember selling girl scout cookies together at Publix and Elizabeth charming the passersby to buy more cookies. And watching Elizabeth support and cheer Emily at soccer games. We are all connected. Our arms are around you and we feel this sadness.
Laurie, Stewart, Bridgette, Ian MacDonald
December 3, 2016
Praying for all of you. Liz and I shared many fun phone calls concerning Miss Emily. Please extend deepest sympathy to Joe, Melinda and Mary. May the Lord bless you all with peace. Sue Kurant Smith
December 3, 2016
You were the brightest light in the darkest world. I pray that you are comforted knowing as you look down on your family here we will love them as much as you loved us. Our prayers are with your family, but you will always be part of us all we will carry you forever in our hearts where ever we go. Until we meet again my friend with love.
Donna Michael & Nicholas -"Forever in our Hearts!"
Donna Miller
December 3, 2016
Rest In Peace darling. My deepest condolences for the family.
Jo-Ann Sloan
December 3, 2016
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. The teachers, staff and students of BSDA.
Teresa Oscher
December 3, 2016
Our sincere condolences to your and your family.
The faculty, staff, and students of BSDA.
Teresa Oscher
December 3, 2016
My deepest condolences
December 3, 2016
Pete, Lindsey, PJ and Emily,

I feel so blessed to have shared special moments with your mom and family. Elizabeth was always a breath of fresh air and a carried herself with such warmth and light. I will forever cherish seeing her light up talking about her love for you Pete. I will never forget her telling me how thankful she got her neck adjusted so she didnt have to sleep w her back too you.

Your mom and wife was definetly an Angel on this earth and will.continue as one of our guardian angels.

My heart is broken for each of you but hope GODs grace can lift you up.

Darla Tre and Sophia Mirenda
Darla Mirenda
December 3, 2016
Sending healing thoughts and prayers to the family of Liz.May God Bless you and comfort you.
Tracy Behrens
December 3, 2016
Love all of you! Continued prayers for your family.
Karen Chase
December 3, 2016
Peter, Lindsey, PJ and Emily, my heart breaks for you and your extended family! Elizabeth was a face I always enjoyed seeing during all our years at St.Jude. With the kids activities and all the projects we were apart of. She always had a smile on her face and a joy to talk to. She was an extraordinary woman and I will miss her! She will forever be in my prayers along with your families. I know she will continue to watch over all of us and her spirit will always be there. God Bless your family and I pray for your healing....all of our love!! Mike, Kathy, Micaela, Bethany and Keegan McCabe.
Kathy McCabe
December 3, 2016
Our family sends our deepest sympathy and prayers to you all. Elizabeth was very welcoming to our family when Bob started at St Jude's and We will always be grateful.
Kim, Bobby and Bob Barber
December 3, 2016
Dearest Family,
Liz will be forever in our hearts...
Never forgotten! With Love and Sympathy.
Sally Youngman - Largo, Florida
December 3, 2016
Sleep in Heavenly peace, Elizabeth. God grant you serenity. May faith in God, family and friendship bring comfort during this time of grieving and always.
Sally Patton
December 3, 2016
No words can express the deep sadness I am feeling at this difficult time. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Ulbert
December 3, 2016
Pete, Lindsey ,PJ and Emily with deepest sympathy we are so so sorry for your loss . Elizabeth will be forever in our hearts . Many thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all during this difficult time .
Dan, Julie, Noah and summer simpson Simpson
December 3, 2016
Liz was one of the keenest, brightest, and most powerful people I ever knew. The world is a bit darker today. To her children...I am unbelievably sorry for your loss. May you find the grace to get through this.

Duke Egbert, Marquette Class of 1986
Duke Egbert
December 3, 2016
To Elizabeth's family, I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a bright shining light wherever she went. She will truly be missed by many. Praying for all of her family!
December 3, 2016
Dear Vasti Family, Know that the beach community loved Elizabeth. We were always pleased to see her name on a listing we wanted to show; always glad to hear from her..always a pleasure to have her across the table at a closing. Know that there is no time limit for grieving. Allow yourselves the time to process and heal as a family. Honor her memory, she was a beautiful woman and will be missed. Our thoughts are with you all.
Carol Giovannoni & Chris Graus
December 3, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss! Liz was a wonderful, caring person and she will be missed by everyone. We are praying for your family.
Allison & Dave Estabrooks
December 3, 2016
Deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Liz, a friend from high school. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May she be at peace now!
Cori Irvin
December 3, 2016
With great sadness, we pray that God brings your family healing comfort. Liz was a bright light who will be missed by so many. May her light continue to shine through her memory.
Kim and John Costello
December 3, 2016
May the merciful Lord of us all grant Elizabeth peace and welcome her into His eternal presence.
Devon Donaldson
December 3, 2016
Elizabeth will remain with us through the many memories of good times together.

One of my favorite memories is sitting with her on the porch of the Jackson Lake home. Discussing life, families, real estate. She is forever in my memory as a devoted wife and mother, blessed with a sharp mind, and always positive and upbeat.

Our hearts and prayers are with the family.

Ginger and Devon Donaldson
Devon Donaldson
December 3, 2016
There are no words to truly convey our sorrow for your loss. We will continue to pray for all of Elizabeth's family, that you may find strength in one another to carry you through such a difficult time.
Annette Howard Brandy, Ali, Jillian and Zachary Rachel
December 3, 2016
Sending love and prayers to your family. Rest in peace, Elizabeth.
Jennifer Huebener
December 3, 2016
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Keira Cantrell
December 3, 2016
I extend my deepest condolences. There are many whose lives were touched by Elizabeth's humor and good graces. Prayers have been said for you all and they will continue......for comfort, solace and strength.
Heidi DiGeronimo
December 3, 2016
Pete, Lindsey, PJ, and Emily I am so heartbroken for you all. Please know there is so much love and support for you all. Elizabeth is now your forever angel. Love to you all.
Kati Thompson and family
Kati Thompson
December 3, 2016
We pray that Liz is at peace with the Lord and that He will bring you healing. With heartfelt sympathy,

Paul, Diane, Elliot and Jacob Traxler
Diane Traxler
December 3, 2016
Dear Peter, Lindsey, PJ, Emily and the rest of the Elizabeth's family.
Please know that our family has been praying for your family since hearing of Elzabeth's passing. We will always remember her as a cheerful, energetic and classy woman who gave so much of herself in everything she did. She was a bright light to this would and will be deeply missed. May God wrap his merciful arms around you so that you can find comfort and the strength to endure holding on to the knowledge that your beautiful Elzabeth is at peace and through the gift that God promises of eternal life you will be together again celebrating in God,s heavenly kingdom.
Ron and Sharon Rhoads and Family
December 3, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Rick and Pam Cason
December 3, 2016
As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Liz. With love and hugs.
Dr. & Mrs Carlos A. Labrador
December 3, 2016
My deepest sympathies and prayers for one and all.
Fr. Michael Conway, SDB
December 3, 2016
We are just heartbroken for your loss. We are all praying for your family.

LaDonna & Robert Sanchez and Family
December 3, 2016
Peter, Lindsey, PJ, & Emily and Family we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Iresons
Annetta Ireson
December 3, 2016
To Peter, Lindsey, PJ, Emily and the entire Vasti family.
Please know that our family has been praying for your family since we learned of Elizabeth's passing. We will always remember her as a beautiful, cheerful, classy woman who was so engaged in her life, her family's life and the lives of those around her. She gave of herself so selflessly and in an endless number of ways. This world has truly lost one of its brightest lights. We pray that God will wrap his merciful arms around you and give you comfort and the strength to endure. May you find peace in knowing that she is at peace and that through God's merciful gift of eternal life you will all be together again celebrating in God's eternal kingdom. God bless you all.
The Rhoads Family.
Ron and Sharon Rhoads and family
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