Gertraud Maria Dobos-Bubno, (1933-2011), a 47 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011 in her home in Torrance surrounded by family and friends. Gertraud was born on May 6, 1933, in Bad Leonfeldon, Austria. She met her husband, Sandor "Alex" Dobos-Bubno while Alex was stationed in Austria with the U.S. Army. They married in August 1955 and returned together to the United States shortly thereafter. Gertraud was a loving and dedicated mother and raised her six children in Torrance. She was affectionately known as “Grammy” to her twelve grandchildren. She worked at South High in the cafeteria for a number of years and loved to interact with the students and the other employees. She was a devout Catholic and attended both St. James Catholic Church and St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church. Gertraud was a survivor as she courageously battled cancer for 25 years. Gertraud is survived by her husband of 56 years, Alex of Torrance, CA; and her children, David Dobos of Tustin Hills, CA; Diane Dobos-Bubno of Northern, AZ; Thomas Dobos-Bubno of Aliso Viejo, CA; Robert Dobos-Bubno of Carlsbad, CA; Stephen Dobos-Bubno of San Clemente, CA; and Christine Vrklan of Carlsbad, CA. She is also survived by her twelve grandchildren, two daughter in-laws and a son in-law. She was preceded in death by parents, Anton and Josephine Hager of Austria. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 12 noon. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to America Cancer Society.

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  1. Was very sorry to hear of this news. I am praying for the whole family for comfort and strength. My greatest memory of Mrs. Dobos was in 1972 (?), during a game of tennis in the cirlce against Robert, she brought out a juicy, excellent plum and gave it to me to eat. Haven’t had a good plum since.

  2. Chris, I was on drill team at West with you (many years ago) and remember your mom fondly. I’m sorry to hear about her death. May God comfort you and your family at this time.

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