Elizabeth E. (Ross) Schnebel was born in Gowanda, NY on December 15, 1952. She passed away at her home in Weirsdale, Florida on December 6, 2022, at the age of 69.
Liz graduated from Gowanda Central School in 1971. She was involved in many school activities and clubs. She especially enjoyed her time as a Majorette. She attended State University of New York at Fredonia, where she earned her degree in Elementary Education. She moved to Florida following graduation from college.
Throughout her working years, she taught elementary school, enjoyed a long career in the restaurant service industry, and spent many years as a realtor. She developed many long-term friendships during her high school years, through each of her jobs, through her involvement in a host of volunteer and social engagements, her bible study and church, which led to a plethora of loving, supportive lifelong friends whom she cherished.
Liz volunteered for many years in support of Marion County Relay for Life. She was a long-time member of the Lake Weir Yacht Club, where she served one year as Commodore. She was a member of Save Lake Weir for many years while appreciating the valuable services they provide to the Lake Community in the form of education and environmental care taking. She was a member of the Ocala Sailing Club. She was a member and past secretary of Women’s Council of Realtors of Ocala/Marion County. She worshiped at the Mosaic Church in Winter Garden, Fla.
Liz was a kind, generous person who loved her family and friends unconditionally. She was always the life of the party. She loved spending time with friends and sailing with her husband on their catamaran. She especially enjoyed the Light up Lake Weir boat parade each December. She and Dan often entered and placed in the competition. The hand carved sign made by her beloved husband, Dan, sums it all up: “Where there’s Life, there’s Liz”. She will be greatly missed.
Liz is survived by sisters, Kay Ross-Dobbertin (late Fred) of Otto, NY; Nancy Kroog (John) of Stony Point, NY; Audrey Cline (Steve) of Gowanda, NY; Candace Barrett (Corinne) of Ramona, California and brother Fran Ross Jr. of Gowanda NY along with 2 half-sisters, 2 sisters-in-law, nieces (Kate, Sara, Connie, Heather, and Tonya), nephews (Robin, Matthew, Patrick, Michael, Joshua, Joseph, Jesse, Jeremy, Bradley and Sean), Dan’s 6 nieces and nephews, 21 great nieces and nephews, one great, great nephew and a close cousin Karen (Tommy) Weber and family who included her in many holidays as part of their family in Florida.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dan, her parents, Francis H. Ross, Sr. and Myra J. Press, stepfather, William Press, her sister, April Musial, and a sister-in-law.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please “pay it forward” in any way you choose.
Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959. Sentiments are encouraged at www.baldwincremation.com.