Sophia S. Popovskaia passed away at the age of sixteen on Friday, May 21, 2010, in Santa Monica, California. Sophia is survived by her mother, father, step-mother, sister, baby brother and both grandmothers. You are invited to a gathering of family & friends that will be held at McCormick Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Friday, May 28, 2010 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. for the public open casket viewing at: White & Day Mortuary 3215 Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 * Complimentary valet parking is available for the guests. A memorial service will be held at The New Roads Middle School in Malibu from noon to 3 P.M. on Saturday, May 29, 2010. Friends are invited and encouraged to step forward and to share their thoughts, feelings, stories and memories to honor and celebrate Sophia's life. Light, brightly colored clothes are suggested for this memorial celebration. Please RSVP at if you plan to attend the Memorial Service. New Roads Middle School 3504 Las Flores Cyn Rd. Malibu, CA 90265 *Parking along Las Flores Cyn. Rd. Parking space is limited, please carpool. Note: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation .

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  1. The world became a lesser place without Sophia in it. I wish I had words that could make our pain less, my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends as we grieve. I am honored that I had the privilege to know Sophia, a beautiful, intelligent, inspiring light of life. She had touched me in many ways. In deepest sympathy, Rita

  2. wow , im just still is shock your gone.i remeber it like yesterday when i first met were so sweet.just monthes ago , we were at camp hanging chilling,doing what teens do.i will always remeber you by your smile & for always being nice to me.i miss you alot and i wish i could see you again someday.may you rest in peace. ilyy <3 _tiffanyyc.

  3. I met Sophia through my goddaughter, “Jo-Jo” and loved her immediately. What a beautiful soul and spirit! I know that beautiful little angel is at peace and bringing smiles upon the faces to all she meets in her new life. To her family and friends: Thank you for the opportunity to know Sophia. You all are in my prayers.

  4. I will have many wonderful memories of having Sophia in my fifth grade class once upon a time. She made me smile and laugh and I will always remember those times! Prayers and thoughts go out to her friends and family that she left behind.

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