Elizabeth Schuyler Marino

elizabeth marino

July 22, 1976 ~ September 11, 2023

Resided in: McLean, Virginia

Elizabeth (Beth) Schuyler Marino, 47, of McLean, VA, passed away in her sleep on September 11, 2023 after a 20 year battle with the rare auto-immune disease, Hypocomplementemic Urticarial Vasculitis Syndrome (HUVS).

Elizabeth was born on July 22, 1976, to Craig and Sally Waterstraat at Wright Patterson AFB, OH, where her father was stationed in the US Air Force.

Her childhood was spent in Annandale, VA, Sumter, SC, and then nine years in Berwyn, PA. After graduating from Conestoga high school in 1994, Elizabeth went on to attain a B.A Degree in History and French at the University of Virginia.

After a year working as a Legal Assistant for Howery & Simon in Washington, D.C., she attended New York University and earned a M.A. Degree in French Studies, studying in New York City, and Paris, France.

On completing her master’s degree, she spent 3 years as a Marketing Communications Manager for the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

During that time, she met and in 2003 married Keith Marino. They were blessed with having 3 boys, Ryan Keith Marino, William Finnegan (Finn) Marino, and Rory Schuyler Marino.

Elizabeth did not work while the boys were young, but she was very involved in their schooling and after school activities, serving on the Executive Board of the Churchill Road Elementary School PTA for 8 years and on the Board of Directors of the McLean Little League.

During this time, Elizabeth was diagnosed with the very rare autoimmune disease, HUVS (Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome), that is characterized by inflammation of the small blood vessels and low levels of complement proteins in the blood,

Unfortunately, Elizabeth and Keith were divorced in 2018, but they both continued to live in McLean, VA where she continued to demonstrate that her three boys were both her number one priority and the joy of her life.

Elizabeth then reentered the work force, working as a Design Assistant for Amy Peltier Interior Design and as a nationwide Virtual Executive Assistant.

One of Elizabeth’s passions, in addition to the time she spent attending and supporting her boys’ activities, was providing a temporary foster home to dogs that were without a home. The Aussie Rescue of the Mid Atlantic organization has provided exceptional support for this cause.

Elizabeth is survived by her mother Sally Graham Waterstraat and her father Craig Waterstraat of Tampa, FL; her brother Mark Waterstraat and her sister-in-law Lori Macgill Waterstraat of Chicago, IL; her aunt Marile Waterstraat of Macedon, NY; her uncle William Graham and her aunt Judy Vogler Graham of Tampa, FL.

A memorial service will be held for Elizabeth at the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church in Tampa, Florida, on Dec. 2, 2023.

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