Beverly Ann Adelizzi, 81, former Lititz El teacher, ice skating, Tiger Woods fan, fiercely Irish

By on September 27, 2017

Beverly Ann Adelizzi, 81, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Maple Farm.

She was born in St. Marys to the late Charles and Bertha (Eckert) Lyons, and was the wife of Aristide “Ray” Adelizzi, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.

Beverly was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Lancaster. She was the first child in her family to go to college and graduated from Lock Haven University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She taught at Lititz Elementary for four years and then stayed home to raise her children. Beverly enjoyed ice skating in her early years, loved her grandchildren, watching Tiger Woods, and reading. She was very loyal to her hometown and fiercely Irish.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children: Angela Adelizzi, wife of Edward Roth, of Bayville, N.J.; Matthew, husband of Angel Adelizzi, of Lancaster; Timothy Adelizzi of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 12 grandchildren: Aerin, Nicole, Anthony, Emma, Abigail, Adriana, Logan, Aiden, Matthew, Angelo, Alexandra, and Alexander; two great-granddaughters: Coraline and Timberly; a brother: Tom, husband of Donna Lyons; and a sister, Susan, wife of Gary Weishaar.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Larry Lyons.

Services were held Sept. 22 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ephrata, with the Rev. Father John J. McLoughlin, C.SS.R., as celebrant. Final commendation and farewell were private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Beverly’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, at alz.org

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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