In Memory

Beverly Zafiratos (Rossi)

Beverly Zafiratos (Rossi)


June 16, 1949-August 8, 2010

Beverly A. Rossi, PhD of Saratoga, CA was born June 16, 1949 in McCloud CA. to Jerry and Dolores Zafiratos.  She was a devoted wife of 41 years to Rich Rossi.
Beverly raised two daughters, Cynthia and Rikki, and two step-daughters, Teresa and Kristina.  She was a supportive and dedicated mother who passed down all of her great qualities to her children.  Beverly was a strong, vibrant grandmother ("spunky") to Tina Marie(29),MIchaela Ann (16), Jessica Nicole (17), Justin Robert(14) Ryan Richard(7) and Mason Aaron(3) and a loving great grandmother to Dylan Richard (30) and Jennifer Schembri(29) and a grandmother to her furry friend Patches and mother to her furry son, Mojo.            

 Beverly received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Master's Degree from Santa Clara University and her Doctorate in Psychology from Pacific Graduate School in 1994.  She had her own Marriage and Family Counseling practice in San Jose, CA. for 15 years, where she touched many lives.

Beverly was well known for her grace, elegance, intelligence and strenth.  She was well respected throughout the community and a dedicated board member of the Valle Monte League, CA.  Beverly was an amazing woman who never gave up and always  persevered in anything she did, especially in her courageous battle with cancer.

Her greatest joys were spending time with her precious grandchilden, traveling with her husband, taking trips to the family lake house at Lake Shasta and enjoying Sunday dinners at her beautiful home with family and friends.  In her short time here, Beverly gave much to her family and community.  She will be greatly missed.




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08/14/10 10:23 AM #1    

Bonita Johnson (Lyon)

I am so saddened at the loss of my friend.  She was a great lady with alot of Jet spirit.  I will treasure the memories of the  Reunion Cruise and the week we spent together cruising as well as each time I spent time around her...a true joy.  I will miss her terribly.

08/14/10 11:11 AM #2    

Kathy Stammer (Chole)

It makes my heart ache to know that we have lost Bev.  I was so excited when she was able to make it to our Marianni's gathering in February 2010 and she seemed on top of it.  I'm so glad I got to spend some time with her and Rich.  Awesome people.

Rest in peace my friend.  I will cherish the times we had together.  We had such a good time on our reunion cruise.  I went and looked at the photos again.  The party in your suite was a blast!Fun, fun. 

Your family endured much through your illness and may they now have strength to know you are no longer suffering.



08/15/10 05:30 PM #3    

Joseph Johnson

Dear Friend:

We' come to honor you to share sweet recollections and express our gratidude you were a great example of the best way one can live!!your,generous,loving spirit was a daily gift you chose to give,and we know that we were privilged to know someone so dear,you shared our lives,both the good and bad. Our true friend throughout the years. you took each day and challenge Exactly as it came....". i for one will sincerly miss you,  i know God has Great plans for you, as my tears recollect thru the pages of my mind.We Love you and will Miss you.

God Bless Alll Ways..

Joe Johnson


08/15/10 07:56 PM #4    

Joe Sandberg

Oh how it saddens us to hear such news.. Joe and I will never forget the time we had with you and Rich.. You were a wonderful person and very giving.. The memories we have of our cruise will never get forgotten... My heart aches for Rich and the family.. It is so hard for the rest of us to go on with our lives with a big piece missing..  God has great plans for you and we all know you will be looking down on us and laughing.. :-)  Thanks so much for the fun times you gave us..  Now you are at home and you can rest with out pain and worry.. 

With Lots of Love, Joe and Rae



08/18/10 12:11 AM #5    

Mike Murray

I remember seeing Bev on campus at S'vale High while I was attending.  I never had the opportunity of knowing Beverly personally but I know that she is loved by many and will be missed.  It's very tragic when we loose our fellow classmates from SHS.  So many of my friends from  SHS are gone now and it saddens me terribly because I'll never see or hear from them again in my life time.  I know that Beverly is standing next to Jesus our Lord in Heaven.  Not just the class of 67 will miss Beverly but all of SHS Alumni.
Our Love, Mike & Sharon  


08/19/10 08:12 AM #6    

Carol Pinkerton (Parker)

I know our hearts are deeply saddened, but all the pain and suffering are gone for Bev.  Her courageous battle is over.  Bev was always so full of life!  It broke my heart to hear of her illness and now her death.  She had such an infectious laughter and was so full of life!  I have such wonderful memories of the cruise after our 40th reunion!  Bev and I spent several hours sunning together, reminiscing about high school, and catching up with the present.  My prayers go out to Rich and their family.  Life is short, and this be a reminder that we are one breathe away from where we will spend eternity - heaven's nearness is drawing ever closer!  Rest in peace, Bev. You'll always be in our hearts, as will the other Jets that have gone before us!

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