Rita Theresa Kubachka

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Rita Kubachka 1927 - 2009 Rita Theresa Victoria Tomaszewski was born April 25, 1927 in Hamtramck, Michigan. After moving to California in 1955 with her husband Edward Kubachka, they settled into their home on Spreckels Lane in Redondo Beach, where she peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on New Year's Day. Rita was a long-time member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hermosa Beach. She was blessed with many dear friends and enjoyed bowling, playing pinochle and bunco, traveling, and collecting and reading cookbooks. However, she always said that her greatest joy in life was spending time with her loving family. Rita is preceded in death by her loving sister, Virginia Gipson (1977), devoted husband Edward Kubachka (1989), and beloved grandson Kyle Kubachka (2008). She is survived by her children Lynne Kubachka, Andrea Marks (Larry), Keith Kubachka (April), Kevin Kubachka; grandchildren Brent Kubachka (Jenny), Kurtis and Ashley Kubachka; niece Charla Mandzak (Vinnie); and cousin Lil Jelonek. A viewing will be held from 5:00 - 9:00pm, with rosary services at 7:00pm on Friday, January 9th at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance. Funeral services followed by a reception will held on Saturday, January 10th @ 10:00am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 320 Massey St., Hermosa Beach. Na zdrowie!

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  1. God looked around his garden And He found an empty place. And then He looked down upon the earth, And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered, “Peace be with you.” It broke our hearts to lose you. But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Anonymous Saw this and thought of u Babcia We love u and will miss u.

  2. Dear Mom, Remember to kick Kyle’s…err, hug Kyle for us when you see him. I hope you’re both eating Subway sandwiches while playing a mean game of Uno right now. 🙂 We love and miss you both dearly. Love, Keith and April

  3. Just as you searched for the ultimate recipes on earth may you find the greatest recipe of all€I’m sure it includes that special ingredient…love! Journey Well

  4. Ciocia, Over my life time, you have been near. You watched over me when I was little, fed me & remebered my birthdays. You have been the one I looked to when I came back to the beach after my mom passed away. I slept on your couch when it was time for me to grow up and get my own life. And when that included Vinnie, & then our 3 boys, you invited us to your home again and again to share laughter & love with my cousins & their families. I think you know already how important you’ve been to me & mine. But it’s worth repeating again & again. I love you Ciocia, & all the Kubbys’.

  5. Its been a sad time for everyone. And even though we had time to prepare for your passing it still took the breathe out of us. Babcia you were everyones Grandmother and you treated everyone like you loved them all as your own. I will never forget the great times we had. Be well. I love you forever.

  6. Rita- The world is a better place because you were part of it. You will be missed by everyone who knew and loved you. Thank you for always making us feel like family! Warmly, Donny and Patty and the kids

  7. Lynne, Anderea, Kieth, & Kevin: I am so sorry to hear that your mother passed away. Aunt Rita will always hold a dear place in my heart and I have fond memories of her growing up. Love, Curt

  8. My deepest sympathy for Rita’s passing. I have known her for many years from Perry Park Seniors. Rita was a Honorary Life Member, and we played canasta. We always enjoyed each others company. I also knew Rita from, “Singles Again” at St Paul’s United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach. We spoke by phone, and I visited her at her home. I will always remember Rita and the good times we shared. Jo Ann Roebuck Membership Chairperson, Perry Park, Redondo Beach and member of St Paul’s UMC

  9. Keith…..sorry to hear about your mother’s death……I guess she missed Kyle and just wanted to be with him in Heaven……. Na zdrowie

  10. Dear Keith and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you memories and time will get you thru .We are here for you anytime you need us. Love Always Kevin,Terry and Paula Rezende’ and family.

  11. So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. We were unaware until today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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