Elizabeth Dolores Szucs: April 9, 1972 - June 4, 2011 On June 4th, 2011, Elizabeth Szucs lost her battle with illness. Born in Torrance, CA to Dolores Szucs of Nicaragua, and Frank Szucs of Hungary, Elizabeth grew up in Torrance, attending area schools: St. James, Bishop Montgomery HS, and went on to study at Loyola Marymount University. She became a teacher and took her position as Spanish Teacher at West High School. She continued her love for the Spanish language and received a Masters in Spanish Language in Valencia, Spain. It was in Spain that she learned to knit and dance Flamenco. Elizabeth returned from Spain and taught AP Spanish at West High School in Torrance for 10 years. She always said teaching the students was a rewarding job and she truly enjoyed it. She started a knitting and crochet club on campus. Elizabeth enjoyed traveling, art museums, organic gardening, and the great outdoors. She often would plan spontaneous camping trips to Sequoia National Park where she could be found walking the nature paths and taking in the cool breeze. She also had a Soap and Floral Business which she ran during her summer breaks from teaching. She joined with some of her artistic friends to host boutiques in her home, or to attend bridal shows for her floral arranging. Her joyful voice, her pleasant smile, and her words of encouragement are how she will be remembered by her family, friends, and students. She is survived by husband Gabriel; both parents, Frank and Dolores; her sister, Irene; her grandmother; and many aunts, uncles and cousins; and her beloved dog, Issac. Funeral will be held Thursday, June 16, 2011 at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach at 2 p.m.

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  1. For me, Elizabeth was and will always be a precious, fragile flower. I met her when she was about 10 years old. From childhood she was beautiful, inside and out. She danced ballet, she played piano, later she knitted and crotched, she arranged flowers, … So talented and so sensitive. In all the years I’ve known her, I never heard her say a bad word about anyone. And, I never met anyone who didn’t like her. At West High, even the overworked custodians used to tell me, “That Ms. Szucs is so kind to everyone.” Elizabeth worked for me when she was in college, teaching Spanish to children before school. She was so sweet and fun with the children; like a child herself. And she was so smart and capable; she completed a Master’s degree in Spanish- in Spain! Elizabeth had the kind of personality that wouldn’t harm a fly. The only pain she ever caused anyone was when her illness stole her from us. I am certain that she fought with all her might to endure and to stay with her family. But her disease won, and we all are facing an incalculable loss. My consolation is knowing that she’s free of pain now, at peace and filled with joy. I believe she’s praying for us. I believe she’s dancing ballet and playing with children and crotcheting and maybe arranging flowers. I believe she’s truly joy-filled now, and I believe we will see her again. I am blessed to have known Elizabeth Dolores Szucs.

    • Thank you Tricia,
      You are a good friend to us and i know my sister really enjoyed any time spent with you…. i realize that many people dont understand suicide .who can really.? I know she didnt mean to hurt us.Her pain must have been unbearable.Now i offer my pain to God .i ask him to help me make it through another day without her.i love you Elizabeth .you are part of me .i wish i could be half the sister to you as you were to me. Maybe you would still be alive.

  2. I will always remember Elizabeth as Liz … the sweet, gracious, loving Liz that I had the fortune of meeting during our time at BMHS. Although we went our separate ways after high school ~ I’m so glad that we were able to reconnect and rekindle our friendship. I’m thankful for the emails that we shared regarding “life” and that we were able to see one another at our 20th high school reunion last year. I know that Liz is at peace now. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May our Lord comfort your hearts and give strength and peace to those that are left behind.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. Ivonne Evelyn Umana and Zoila “Neca” Estrada

  4. My daughter is a student at West High…Elizabeth Szucs was an outstanding teacher and person..rest in peace

  5. Liz will surely be missed….i had the priviledge of knowing her at BMHS…my condolences and love reaches out to her family and friends.

  6. Liz will surely be missed….i had the priviledge of knowing her at BMHS…my condolences and love reaches out to her family and friends.

  7. Eli: Fuiste linda persona, bondadosa y querida. Buena Profesional y dulce amiga. Nuestro corazn sorenco te abraza por siempre.

  8. Dear Lolita and Family Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind. May beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace. May loving memories comfort you. Though the ones we love may leave life, in our memory, the love we know will always carry on. With deep symphathy Irma Montes Molina and Irma Molina

  9. Dear Szucs family, Amy, Marc and I are all so saddened at the passing of Elizabeth. We pray for her soul and that our Lord takes her straight to his heart to heal her and comfort her for eternity. Only He can do this and I have faith that He will. God bless all of you during these darkest of days. Your suffering shall too pass. We are thinking of you all, praying hard and our hearts are heavy with sadness. Love, The Struppa Family

  10. Desde aqui les estamos acompanando en su dolor, que Dios les de mucha fortaleza para soportar ese dolor como nuestra Madre Santicima, lo hizo por su hijo JESUS.

  11. Familia Szucs Torres con ustedes espiritualmente,comparto su dolor que Dios en su infinita misericordia les de el consuelo para llevar su inmenso dolor.Lolita mi fraternal abrazo te quiero mi amiga,mi companera , mi hermana…


  13. Querida Lolita, Hoy como mujeres y madres nos unimos al profundo dolor que embargara nuestra existencia. Que Dios y la Virgen mitigen un poco tu gran dolor, y tengamos presente siempre la promesa de la resurrecion. Con el carino de siempre, Hermanas Asensio

  14. Liz was a friend of our daughter Laura both at Bishop and LMU, and we are so sorry to learn of her passing. We send our prayers to her and her family. May she rest in peace forever.

  15. DIOS en su infinita misericordia derrame en ese corazon de madre y demas familia consuelo y fortaleza. Te acompao en tu pesar Lolita, mi querida hermana Sorenca. Nuestras oraciones por el alma de tu hijita y para toda tu familia. Te abrazo.

  16. Querida Lolita y Familia: Desde el dia que supe de la partida de nuestra querida Elizabeth le estoy pidiendo a Dios por el descanso de su alma y te de fortalecimiento a ti Lolita y familia para afrontar estos momentos dificiles. Lolita ten la seguridad que Dios esta contigo y las Sorencas tambien quienes te tenemos especial carino. Bendiciones, Elba Margarita

  17. Elizabeth’s passing has brought such sorrow to so many. She touched and influenced the lives of all who knew her. May God bless you and give you the strength and wisdom you need at this difficult time.

  18. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time. Sintiendo mucho la perdida de su hija y hermana, nuestras sinceras condolencias y muestras de pesar. Un fuerte abrazo para todos. Raul, Salvadora Corbera e Hijos.

  19. Querida Lolita:No hay palabras para mitigar tu dolor, solamente puedo decirte que Dios no te abandonar en esos momentos de dura prueba y que nosotros, tus hermanas sorencas, estamos con dolor profundo por la irreparable prdida de Elizabeth,estamos orando por t y por tu familia, asi como por Eli que ya se encuentra con el Seor. l sabe que todo lo que pas fue a causa de su depresin. Nos unimos a ustedes espiritualmente. Con todo amor Edelma

  20. Dolores, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time with the passing of your daughter Elizabeth Dolores. My heart aches for you right now. I ask that the Lord comfort you in your grief. I am pleading that the Divine Mercy of Our Lord be with you and your other family members, and especially upon Elizabeth’s beautiful soul. May she rest in peace. Amen! Love and prayers, dear Dolores, Michelle Rubi-Bissonnette

  21. Lolita, desde que me enter de la prdida de tu queridsima hija Elizabeth, he estado muy consternada y pidindole mucho a Dios que te de a ti y tu familia la fortaleza y resignacin por tan irreparable prdida, los ngeles estn contigo y ellos te ayudarn a seguir adelante, ten f, con muchsimo cario otra hermana Sorenca, Ruby

  22. In this painful time, I want to share my most deepest condolences, there is not words to express. I just know that she is a great lost to all of us who knew her, but heaven is enjoying her now….

  23. Lolita: Sentimos pesar y trsteza por la partida de tu hija. Rogamos a Dios por resignacion y consuelo en estos momentos de dolor. Con mucho amor.

  24. Querida Lolita y familia: En nombre de las sorencas hondurenas te presentamos nuestras mas sentidas condolencias por la partida de nuestra querida amiga Elly. Dios proveera el consuelo para ti y tu familia, y que el manto de nuestra amada Virgen Maria te cuide y te de mucha resignacion en este duro momento. Con mucho carino.

  25. Querida Lolita y familia: En nombre de las sorencas hondurenas te presentamos nuestras mas sentidas condolencias por la partida de nuestra querida amiga Elly. Dios proveera el consuelo para ti y tu familia, y que el manto de nuestra amada Virgen Maria te cuide y te de mucha resignacion en este duro momento. Con mucho carino.

  26. I am so sad and wish I could turn back time for both us…that we could have reconnected the past 20 years and that I could have been there for you and helped you through. Liz, your sweet smile and wonderful giggle will forever live on in my heart. May you know how loved you are and how much we all truly miss you.

  27. I was friends with Elizabeth at BMHS – we served on Student Council together, and recently reconnected with her when I moved back to LA. She was always warm, kind, and inspiring, sharing her creative positive energy with everyone, even back then. She will be terribly missed, as I know that she left an indelible impression on the hearts of all she met. My condolences to you…my heart, along with so many others, is broken for the loss of such a beautiful person, inside and out.

  28. En estos momentos de inmenso dolor quiero decirle,Lolita que usted cuenta con la fuerza que Dios le da y el apoyo que a la distancia le brindamos todas las personas que tanto la queremos. Un gran abrazo.

  29. Querida Lolita y familia: Es dificil entender los designios del Dios Todopoderoso, y en estos momentos de profundo dolor, solo nos queda acompaarte en este duro suplicio. Oramos a nuestro Creador, para que les de a todos los miembros de la familia, resignacion y valor. Los recuerdos de toda una vida compartida, y que desde su nacimiento, sus padres la guiaron y la moldearon para que se convirtiera en esa dulce persona que dejo un rastro de luz en las vidas de las personas que tuvieron la dicha de conocerla y compartir con ella. Que Dios les bendiga, Abrazos,

  30. Elizabeth, I will always remember your heartfelt friendship, care and sincerity. I am glad to have known you and am thankful to be able to call you friend. Rest in the peaceful arms of the Lord. Until we meet again.

  31. I’m sorry for the loss of Elizabeth. I remember here from my days of working with Sr. Georgina at St. James and, her sister Irene. May she be at peace after he long struggle.

  32. Being Remembered……… Former Student: Lyndon Cruz I won’t forget the things you taught us, not just in class but in life. I won’t forget about how many people loved you and how much love you gave back to us. I won’t forget about the passion you had in everything you did. I won’t forget about how artistic you were and how much you enjoyed making flower arrangements for everybody. You have made a great impact in many people’s lives including mine. You have touched so many hearts. You are legacy and I am honored to have been apart of your life. I’ve always remembered how much you told me you liked Christmas during our talks. Merry Christmas and may you rest in peace.

  33. Being remembered, I was just talking with you before this happened. Right on the week just before you did this, I was just talking to you like 2 days before that. I was still planning to talk to you the week after.

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