Elizabeth Szokola

Elizabeth Szokola

Elizabeth Szokola

November 14, 1942 – July 21, 2023

Elizabeth Szokola, 80, of Naples, Florida passed away on 7/21/2023 after continued health issues.

Elizabeth (Liz) was born on November 14, 1942 to Maria Molnar and Istvan Szokola in Becej, Hungary. At age 4 during the war, the family escaped to Argentina. They all had to learn yet another language (had to go through different countries before finally getting on the ship to Argentina).

After arrival in Argentina, she went to school there and also met the love of her life Manuel Vidal around 1955, they were neighbors and even though they were waiting to leave to USA (final destination) where her uncle lived, her and her family had to wait for immigration which ended up taking 10 years.

She did come to USA but her heart was in Argentina, so after arriving in USA and trying to settle, she went back to Argentina and on 7/17/62 Liz wed Manuel, going on to have three children, Javier, Mauricio, and Evelyn.

When Liz had Javier, she decided to dedicate her life to being a fantastic and wonderful mother. She waited 6 years to have Mauricio and another 6 to have Evelyn, the girl she always wanted. She was always supportive to the passions of her children and husband and whether it was through good times or bad times, she was there to support them all.

In 1990, the family moved to the USA where they now call home and her passion was being with her loved ones or at the Senior Center in the last few years where she found many friends that made her happy and gave her a purpose. We will miss Liz greatly.

Liz was predeceased by her father Istvan in 1969, her mother Maria in 1996, and her two sisters in 2013/2014.

Liz is survived by her husband of 61 years Manuel, her son Javier Vidal and wife, their children (Nayla, Nicole (Nikki), and Natalie), her son Mauricio Vidal, her daughter Evelyn Vidal, husband Steve Aladics and grandson Nicholas (Nico).

There will be a funeral mass at St Ann Catholic Church on 7/31/23 at 11 am at 475 9th Ave S Naples, Florida 34102. .



August 29, 2023, 10:02 am

Tengo el privilegio de haber conocido a una Bella y hermosa mujer y amiga !! Siempre fue muy linda y buena de corazón, te nos fuiste muy rápido te mando un fuerte abrazo hasta el cielo mi gringa Bella ❤️❤️ Descanse en Paz!

John and Sandy

August 29, 2023, 10:03 am

Jay and family…you have our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. We had the pleasure of meeting your mom a few years back and she left a lasting impression of being very friendly and inviting! I remember you guys being there when John’s mom passed and when my grandmother stayed with us and then finally passed. It really meant a lot to both of us during those very trying times! If there is anything you guys need please reach out to us! John and Sandy

Judy Pertell

August 29, 2023, 10:03 am

Elizabeth’s eldest son Javier as well as her second son Mauricio and I work together for many years at Hellman worldwide.
Elizabeth was beautiful inside and out a kind loving woman, wife, mother and grandmother.
Rest in peace Elizabeth with our Lord and Savior.

Graciela Gonzalez

August 29, 2023, 10:04 am

I had the pleasure and honor to have met Liz at the Collier Senior Center. Soon after we became friends. We laugh, we cry, we enjoyed each othes company along with China, Rosa, Maria and many others. She was loved by everyone who met her.
She will always be in my heart . This is not a good bye my dear friend, but until we meet again in the presence of our Lord.


August 29, 2023, 10:04 am

Mamita como te vamos a extranar papa y nosotros. Te amamos para siempre. Tus hijos y nietos

Andrea Escalante

August 29, 2023, 10:05 am

Un fuerte abrazo para la familia y en especial para Eve. Voy a rezar por el descanso eterno de tu mama.

Patricia Mejia

August 29, 2023, 10:05 am

Mi mas sentir pésame. Bendiciones y fortaleza para la familia♥️

Susana lanci

August 29, 2023, 10:05 am

Siempre voy a acordarme del dia que nacio mi hermano. Vos viniste a despertarme y a decirme que me tenias que peinar y poner linda porque iba a ir al hospital a conocerlo.
Siempre voy a recordarte con mucho cariño mi querida tia Isabel.


August 29, 2023, 10:06 am

my granny always loved me. i was her favorite. i will forever miss my grandma because no one will have faith in me like her

Nicole Vidal

August 29, 2023, 10:06 am

I am so proud for everything my beautiful grandmother has accomplished: Not many can say they’ve escaped wars and started fresh in several countries. Apart from this, my grandma chose to pursue an education in one of those countries, start a loving family, and she never let the world around her change who she was. Regardless of her struggles, she’d always persevere & fight. She always stayed kind, loving, and sweet. Being a part of the family she created is a blessing, and although I wish I could’ve had more time with her, I treasure the moments we spent together. Abuela Liz will always stay alive in my heart, soul, and memory.

Estoy tan orgullosa por todo lo que cumplió mi abuela hermosa: Mucha gente no puede decir que huyeron de guerras y empezaron de cero en otros países. Aparte de esto, mi abuela eligió conseguirse una educación, empezar una familia hermosa, y nunca dejó cambiarse por su entorno. A pesar de cualquier problema, ella se mantuvo fuerte. Ella siempre fue amorosa y dulce. Ser parte de su familia es una bendición, y aunque deseo que pudiera tener más tiempo con ella, yo valoro los momentos que pasamos juntas. Mi Abuela Liz siempre vive en mi corazón, alma, y en mis pensamientos.

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