elizabeth 'liz'hassoldt
Elizabeth Ann Hassoldt, a 52 year resident of Torrance, unexpectedly went to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 5, 2012 in Torrance with her family at her side. Born in New Castle, PA, on March 17, 1928, Elizabeth, known lovingly as "Liz", is survived by her two brothers, Zaven (Irene) Sipantzi and Vahan (Zoe) Sipantzi; her 3 children, Nicole (Phillip "Skip") LeBrun, Steven (Patricia) Hassoldt and Janet Tamble; and many extended family members. She was laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Arnold (Arnie), of 57 years in a private family funeral. A loving homemaker and stay at home mom raising her 3 children, she supported her husband for 13 years while he attended night school at USC to get his advanced civil engineering education. She was forever strong in her faith, commitment and love for the Lord and her church, sharing that with others. She was an avid "prayer warrior", an active member of the Torrance 1st Baptist Church, and a charitable supporter of churches, missionaries, colleges and charities that supported spreading the word of God. She loved music and taught piano to many in the area, and was also the church organist at Del Amo Christian Church for the years she was there, as well as providing all the floral arrangements. She was patriotic, civic and community minded in her support of the US troops, USO, always did her jury duty, always voted and read every word of the ballot measures. She worked on elections for 55 years and as an Election Precinct Officer in the LA County for 35 of those years, receiving a special award for her services. She loved to travel in the US and abroad to see God's beauty, particularly her trip to the Holy Land. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her as she touched many lives. We know that she is in a better place and is at peace in the arms of the Lord. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that charitable donations be made in her name to Missionary Aviation Fellowship, Hope International or Biola Universities or Forest Home Christian Camp. An open Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Torrance 1st Baptist Church located at 2118 W. Carson Street in Torrance at 11 AM.

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  1. To Liz’s Family, I will always remember Liz, when she was in the Rolling Hills Covenant Church choir with me. She always had a warm smile and hug for me. Even though I haven’t seen her lately. It was always a joy to see her when she’d visit at RHCC. Her love for the LORD showed in many ways. My prayers go out for her family. Love, Rita Hobbs

  2. Jan, I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. She will forever be missed but she has such a precious place in your heart and you have so many wonderful memories. I did not know her personally, but her pictures tell a thousand words. I watched the video and all of the pictures of her reflect such a warm and caring spirit. I would have enjoyed meeting her. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Nic, Steve, Janet & Family: A caring reminder that you and your family are close in thought… and that heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all. Wishing you peace at this time of sorrow. Edna “Ekena” Balk & family

  4. Dear Family;I am greatly saddened to hear of Liz’s Passing. She was a marvelous Friend & a lovely comfort to me in our Bible Study with Wally White in Palos Verdes. I moved away some years ago but never forgot Liz & her lovely smile and Gracious demeanor..I will remember her in my Prayers too. Pat Zuccaro Paso Robles,Ca zuccaro25@gmail.com

  5. I love you Jan! I am so sorry! Your mom was one of the greatest like my mom. We are so blessed to have had the BEST! I am sure thinking of you and your family. I love you!

  6. Jan – May our loving Father give you peace and great comfort in this time of loss. I know how much love you and your mom shared. Praying that it is that deep love and the love of our gracious Lord that will sustain you through this difficult time.

  7. You will remember me as Sherry Bouma. Your Mom and I were friends in Choir at RHCC and of course I knew and loved your Dad, Arnie, too. I sang a number of times at Silverado Senior Living and I was surprized to see her there, so each time I came I made sure to sit and chat with her. She was a very special lady and will be missed!

  8. To Jan & the Hassoldt Family, My deepest condolences to you & your family. May God comfort you at this difficult time. She is in the loving arms of Jesus. Cindy Petrovich (Jan’s friend)

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