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Elizabeth Lee Gastevich dies at 58

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Gastevich, Elizabeth Lee, age 58, beloved sister to Eric (Catherine Nardi) Gastevich, Gabriella Gastevich and the late Vladimir (Dorothea) Gastevich Jr.; beloved aunt to Eric Jr., Benjamin and Natalie (Eric and Catherine’s children) and Alexander, Nicholas and Olivia (Vladimir Jr. and Dorothea’s children); and beloved daughter of the late Carol Lee Cordes and the late Vladimir Gastevich.

Lisa passed away in her adopted city of Boston under the loving care of her dear brother Eric and her dear friend Ms. Kathleen Kolar following complications from an extended illness. A devoted family member, Ms. Gastevich stayed active and engaged with her family and friends throughout the last several years, despite being wheelchair bound and disabled. She never failed to send greetings on a birthday or holiday and was particularly fond of finding the perfect book to send as a gift.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 5, 1957, Lisa and her family soon moved to Gary, Indiana. Lisa attended Nobel Elementary School in Miller Beach, Gary, Indiana and then graduated from Chesterton High School. She received her BA from Purdue University in 1979. Following college, Lisa had a varied career that always made use of her exceptional writing skills. She started her career with her brother’s real estate development firm in suburban Illinois and later went on to hold project management positions in Boston at Fidelity Investments and Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. Lisa was creative and expressed herself through painting and poetry writing. She loved to travel, was an avid reader and had a wonderful sense of humor. Lisa was also deeply spiritual. She was admitted to Andover Newton Theological School in 2010 and had hoped to embark upon a career of pastoral counseling, but her illness prevented her from walking that path.

Lisa will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege to know her. Please contact any family member for details concerning memorial gatherings in Boston and in Chicago.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Boston Veterinary Care, 10 Chamber Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 to support their work assisting animals, or to Anixter Center, 2001 N. Clybourn Ave. #302, Chicago, IL, 60614, to support the important work Anixter does to assist people living with disabilities.

 

 

Posted 11/20/2015

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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