RODAK, Sabina "Sibbie" Theresa Glazewski, a 48 year resident of Weirton, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas, NV.
She was born in Weirton on Dec. 13, 1922, and graduated from Follansbee High School in 1941.
In 1946 Sibbie married Joseph Rodak, former Hancock County Sheriff. They had two sons, Thomas Joseph and Joseph Donald. She held positions in various occupations while raising a family.
In September of 1971, Joe, Sibbie and son, Joe moved to Las Vegas, NV where they were joined by Tom in 1973. She worked for Corral Coins for 15 years while caring for her sick husband until his death in 1986. Her passion and sense of purpose in life was to always help others. Sibbie volunteered as a Senior Companion for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, receiving proclamations from then Nevada Gov. Bob Miller and U.S. Senator Harry Reid for over 7,000 hours and 12 years of service. She continued that service until declining health in 2005.
She bravely fought numerous ailments in her last seven years, amazing doctors, nurses, family and friends with her strength and toughness. Sibbie was the kindest and sweetest person. She gave hope, companionship and help to many.
Sabina was preceded in death by father, Teador; mother, Rozalia; husband, Joseph; brothers, Walter, Charles and Edward; and sisters, Helen and Victoria. She is survived by sons, Tom and Joe; daughter in spirit, Graciela Quinonez; and many beloved nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Her sons request acts of kindness to others in her memory.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 1st, at Sacred Heart of Mary Church. Following there will be a funeral procession to St. Paul's Cemetery and memorial reception at Knights of Columbus in Weirton.