Lynn A. Sobczak

Born: Thu., Aug. 16, 1956
Died: Sun., Mar. 13, 2011


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 16, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 16, 2011
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 17, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 17, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Mar. 18, 2011

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Surrounded by her family at her home in Elizabeth Township, Lynn A. Sobczak was called to be with the Lord after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, March 13, 2011.  Born August 16, 1956 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Mary Rita (Hornyak) Wawrzeniak and Robert J. Wawrzeniak, who survives her.  A member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Lynn worked as a Director of New Market Development for Grane Healthcare.  She also worked at Community Life, was an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus, and held various nursing positions at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  Lynn was also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.  For all that knew Lynn, she had an incredible gift of touching many lives in so many ways and will truly be missed.  She is survived by her husband Dennis R. Sobczak, to whom she had been married to since May 27th of 1978; her son Matthew (Kelly) Sobczak of Bethel Park; her daughter Erica (Bryan) Macuga of South Park; her sons Jonathan (Tara) Sobczak of Bethel Park and Curt Sobczak of West Mifflin; her grandchildren Jesse and Miller; her brother Mark (Beth) Wawrzeniak of Pleasant Hills; her sister Kelly (Paul) Heatherington of McKeesport; and her nieces and nephews: Luke, Morgan, Madison, T.J., and Robbie.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM with Father Thomas Wagner officiating.  Procession to follow to Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township.

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Angie & John Johnston
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
Dennis and Family.....Our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your beloved wife and mother. Lynn will forever be remembered for her beautiful simle and warm and loving personality. May your beautiful memories comfort you and bring you peace during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

John and Angie Johnston

Doreen, Len, Jared, Rachel, Matt & Rick
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
Words cannot express how sad we all are. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dennis and the entire family. We will remember Lynn as the perfect Mom that we always learned from and will all treasure the time we had with her. I know I speak for many when I say, she was an inspiration to all of us and a friend we knew we could always count on. The times we shared with her are precious memories. A hug or a smile from Lynn brought sunshine to your day and made everything seem better. We will miss her dearly and will never forget her and how she touched all of our lives. Please know we are here for all of you, just let us know if there is anything you need.

Amy Artim
   Posted Mon March 14, 2011
I am deeply saddened by Lynn's passing, she was my nursing mentor. She took me under her wing in clinicals, and we bonded. I had just lost my father when I stated her clinical and she always gave me words of encouragement, and when she learned that my husband was type I diabetic, we bonded even more. When I think of Lynn, I just see her, bouncing in our clinical room at 7am, hair and make up perfect, bright smile and a coffee. She was the first to run and say "oh you gotta come see this, its a great learning experience." She was always ripping open equiptment to show us how to use things. I knew immediately, if I could ever be a quarter of the nurse she was, I could do so much good for my patients. When I get in tough situations or see something new and exciting, she always comes to mind. She made me love what I do. She spoke of her family and friends as if they were heaven sent, and she would beam when she spoke of you all, and she often did. Lynn has touched my life in a very special way. We have lost someone unique and so very special, but Heaven has just gained an angel to watch over us all. God bless you all, my deepest sympathy to the entire family
Amy Artim

Lynne Vanard
   Posted Mon March 14, 2011
Dennis and family, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family at this sad time. Lynn was a wonderful person inside and out. I worked with her at Jefferson and not a day went by that she wasn't happy and smiling! She made Monday mornings alot easier. I would bump into her at work and we'd talk about our families, kids. I will always remember her beautiful smile and down to earth personality. We at Jefferson that knew Lynn are heartbroken. Her memory will live on. My heart to yours, Lynne Vanard, Physical Therapy, Jefferson Hospital

Erin Trithart
   Posted Mon March 14, 2011
Erica and family---
I was blessed to meet Lynn my freshmen year at WVU---when Erica and I became friends and she started inviting me home for Sobczak family fun. From the beginning, Lynn treated me just like another daughter---and I know our other friends from WVU would agree. As Erica and I lived together the next few years, I always enjoyed the visits from Lynn and Dennis. Lynn would always come to our apartment with some new decorations, bags full of groceries, and tons of free advice :) Even after we graduated, I still got to see Lynn when I''d be invited to "events" in Erica''s life. She always asked about my family, my job, and my relationships. She always had encouraging words to lift my spirits and give my hope. In fact, one of the last memories I have with her was from December 2009, when Erica and I were in the same bridal party. I had just found out my aunt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was having a very hard time dealing with it. Lynn sat with me that weekend and gave me such encouragement and hope. I kept saying I didn''t understand why this was happening--and she told me "You don''t have to understand it---but you DO have to face it." She reminded me that I needed to be strong for my mom and for my aunt---and I went home that weekend feeling much better. This is just the kind of person Lynn was----she was caring, compassionate--AND matter of fact. She told you things like they were--but always did it in a way that made YOU feel better. I was devastated when I found out the diagnosis last week---and shocked when Erica told me she had passed yesterday. I still cannot fully accept she is gone. I know the days, weeks, months, and even years ahead will be so hard for all of you without her there---but I know you WILL get through this because you have each other. From the moment Erica became my friend and roommate, I recognized what an amazing family she has. You are so close and so supportive of each other. I hope the bond you share with each other will be a sense of comfort as you face the tough moments ahead. Sending you all my love----Erin Trithart

Krista Gage
   Posted Tue March 15, 2011
I had the honor of working with Lynn for a few years. It was a pleasure to know such a wonderful,loving and caring woman. Her and I would talk and pray for things together often. She was always trying to help those who needed help in anyway she could. I will keep with me the many wonderful conversations we shared over the last couple of years. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you strength and comfort during this difficult time in your lives.

God Bless


Bill Delmer
   Posted Tue March 15, 2011
My very deepest and heartfelt condolences to Lynn's family,friends and co-workers. Lynn, at one time, worked with my late wife Shirley at Community Life. I will never forget her kindness and helpfulness when Shirley was ill with cancer and after her death in 2008. Today's world can ill-afford the loss of such a loving and thoughtful person as Lynn.

Bobbie Campbell
   Posted Tue March 15, 2011
Lynn and I became friends at Glassport Junior High. After high school, as happens many times, we drifted apart as we continued on with our busy lives. In 2000 our paths crossed again when I started working for Community LIFE. It was so nice to re-connect with her again and get to know her wonderful family through her. Lynn had many career accomplishments in her life, but the accomplishments she was most proud of were her children. Lynn was a compassionate, fun-loving, beautiful and caring woman and I consider myself fortunate to have known her. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I hope that your cherished memories give you a sense of comfort as you move forward in this most difficult time in your lives.

Sherri Kearns
   Posted Wed March 16, 2011
Denny and Entire Family,
Lynn and I first met in nursing school. We went to nursing school (CCAC) together and graduated together in 1978. My husband and I were at her wedding. Later, we worked together at Jefferson for many years and we always talked about our kids - - the light of our lives.
In later years I saw Lynn and Kelly at Jefferson Hills Manor - - - were I worked a short time and took care of Lynn's mom.
She was a dynamic person, always, always smiling and always looking as pretty as she was.
I will offer my Mass on Sunday for Lynn and you all will be in our prayers.

Sherri Kearns

Tim Marzaloes
   Posted Wed March 16, 2011
Dennis and Family, I wish you all my families prayers at this time. Lynn will certainly live on in the memory of everyone that she touched. That will be forever! She was a great person to have known. God bless all of you.

sarah spence
   Posted Thu March 17, 2011
Lynn and I worked together for many years. I have always admired her as the professional that she was. She was a compassionate beautiful nurse. we worked together in case management at Jefferon and had long talks about caring for our patients, our family and nursing. I know how she loved her family and she was so proud of each one of her children. She was a beautiful Mom. She has left you all with wonderful memorys that you will hold onto for the rest of your lives. God bless.

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