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Maria Rita Sabosky


1958 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Maria Rita Sabosky Obituary
Rita Sabosky, loving mother and wife, passed away peacefully, but far to soon, on September 30th at age 59. She is survived by her husband, Mark, of 27 years, her son David, and mother, Betty. Rita was born in Los Angeles and raised in Torrance and Hermosa Beach. She attended Fleming Middle School, Narbonne High and Redondo Union High. She married Mark in 1990 where they happily lived in Lomita CA until they moved to Torrance in 2000. When they married, Rita was a flight attendant with United Airlines. A couple years later, with help and guidance from her best friend Maureen, she enrolled and attended Flavio's Beauty College, to become an aesthetician. She began a long, successful career doing facials at Joe Oliveri's Salon in Redondo Beach which she cherished. She was truly grateful for the new career and her wonderful clients who she got to work and talk with. They became her friends.

Rita lived each day as it were her last and was an amazing spirit. She was like a child full of wonder and awe for each day new day, never taking things for granted. She was an inspiration to each person whose life she touched and always wore a smile that was truly infectious. It was hard to be sad around Rita. She had many friends but love of family was always first and foremost to her. She strived to be the best wife and mother possible.

Raising David was the true joy in her life and everything she did revolved in giving him the best life possible, and she did. She knew the vacations and the time she spent with Mark and David planning and taking trips and making memories were what was important to her. Together, they made the most of it. She led a rich full life and knew that the material things in this world didn't matter; it was what was left behind, not the things accumulated. And what she left to her friends and family were a treasure of beautiful memories. She would walk on the beach with her husband and not once, but every time would say look how beautiful it is, and "can you believe where we get to live". She truly had an attitude of gratitude and was thankful for everything, every day.

In her battle with cancer, she knew God was with her every step of the way and she never complained, even though it was obvious she had pain. She just put one foot in front of the other doing the next indicated step, and amazingly, with a smile on her face. The doctors and nurses at Kaiser became her friends and she was amazed at the great care she got from them especially over the last 2 years as the disease progressed. She went there every week for her procedure and you could hear the conversation and the laughter with her nurses. She was not a patient there. She was a person and a friend to them. The grace and companionship she had with them kept her going over those 2 years and she knew that. She had many friends who were there for her every step of the way. Along with her husband and her God she knew she wasn't in it alone. She loved many and had so many that loved her. She was blessed, and above all, she was a blessing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
The Cancer Support Community
109 W. Torrance Blvd. Suite 100, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Services: The Neighborhood Church
415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Thursday November 2nd at 2:00 p.m.
Published in The Beach Reporter on Oct. 19, 2017
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