Rosemary Sczbecki passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017 in her home in Paso Robles. She was 92. A Celebration of her life will be held Dec. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Paso Robles at 4 p.m.
She is survived by her son John Sczbecki, son Michael Sczbecki, daughter Karen Skarda, son Mark Sczbecki and his wife Ronda, and daughter Linda Tedeschi and her husband Eddie, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Sczbecki, and daughter-in-law Sheryl Jackson-Sczbecki .
Rosemary was born on May 1, 1925 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Howard and Hazel Durham. In1938 the family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. Rosemary attended Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University), where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics.
Rosemary married Theodore Sczbecki on Dec. 27, 1951. They eventually settled down in Arroyo Grande in 1961. Rosemary taught Kindergarten in the Lucia Mar School District for 25 years. Because Rosemary and Theodore were both teachers, their family was able to travel back to Colorado or go camping during the summer.
Rosemary and Theodore moved to Paso Robles in 1989. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing the piano, singing in choirs, golf, tennis and traveling. Her love of music inspired her get involved in a variety of musical activities, but her most enduring involvement was with the New World Baroque Orchestra, where she sang, played the piano and harpsichord, and was the secretary and mother hen for many years.
Rosemary gave generously of her time during her years in Paso Robles. She volunteered at Loaves & Fishes, Peoples kitchen, bell ringing and making Braille books at TLC to name a few.
While Parkinson’s Disease was able to slow Rosemary down the last few years of her life, it couldn’t take the love from her heart or the smile from her face. She spent her final years with family, attending church and going to dinner movies and concerts with friends.
While Rosemary was a kind and loving person, she received as much love and kindness as she gave. Her family would like to thank her caregivers, Dr. Shannon Berry, Dr. Nelson Yamagata, John Warren, the staff at Senor Sancho’s Restaurant, and the Paso Robles community for all their love and kindness.
Rosemary will be dearly missed.