Elizabeth (Liza) Donovan Alberts of Unionville

Elizabeth (Liza) Donovan Alberts, 69, of Unionville, died at her home following a long illness. She is survived by her husband Harry Alberts and sons, Stephen Alberts, fiancée Marisa Smith of Lancaster, and Christopher Alberts of Unionville.  She was predeceased by her parents Jeremiah and Mary Rita Donovan and her brother Michael Donovan.

Elizabeth Donovan Alberts

Liza was born in Stamford, Conn. and spent her early years residing with her parents in Pound Ridge, N.Y.  She was a graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia where she earned a bachelor’s degree, in photography.  She was fortunate to have enjoyed a successful career in the arts, working as a production artist at the marketing and advertising agency of Richard P. Ritter.  She also worked for Charles P. Mills, Commercial Photography Studio in Philadelphia. Liza retired from her chosen field to stay home to raise her sons and after ten years began a fulfilling career working as a Library Assistant at Unionville High School. Liza was a person who loved a good book, loved working with the students and her coworkers at Unionville.  Art was woven into the fabric of Liza’s life and her creativity was beautifully expressed through her hobbies and interests, which included landscape photography, gardening, basketry, artful pillows, and jewelry that featured shells, seas glass and other treasures she collected in the families’ travels.

Services are private.  Arrangements have been made by Kuzo Funeral Home.  To commemorate the life of Liza, memorial contributions may be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, (LLS.org), 100 N. 20th St., FL4, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  The family gratefully acknowledges the loving care and support provided by Penn Hospice Services and the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Liza appreciated the comforting tidal rhythms of quiet living and softly spoken words.  Beneath this gentle personality was a sustaining strength.  This strength is her gift to her family and friends.

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