Obituary of John Sobolik |

Obituary of John Sobolik

John Sobolik

John Sobolik passed away of natural causes on March 14, 2015. He was 94.

John was under the loving care of Our Lady of Fatima Villa in Saratoga and Season’s Hospice when he passed.

A private ceremony will take place on March 28 at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery. He will be placed next to his loving wife Irene and his sister Audrey McGary.

John was born on July 27, 1920, to Clinton and Ursula Sobolik in Cresco, Iowa.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and settled in Southern California in the 1940s after his marriage to Irene. He worked for only one employer, Lockheed Aircraft, for 37 years.

He rose the ranks from an apprentice machinist to director of purchasing. Upon retirement, he and Irene moved to Grass Valley where he lived for over 30 years.

John is survived by his three children, Mark, Mike and Jean; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was the loving husband of Irene Sobolik for over 50 years, until they were parted only by her death in 1998.

In lieu of flowers, he asked that you donate to your local youth baseball organizations.

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