Mr. Theodor Joseph Sobota, 85, of O'Brien, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born in Clifton, New Jersey on December 9, 1931 to the late Peter and Maria Sobota. He has lived in the O'Brien area the last eleven years, moving there from the Hollywood, Florida area. He was a hardworking man, who worked to make his family happy. He was also an amazing cook and gardener; and was very proud of his Polish heritage. He is preceded in death by his loving wife: Rita Sobota.
He is survived by his children; Theodore Sobota (Lorraine) of New Jersey; Maria Gerhart of Delray Beach, Florida; Pamala Taylor - Smith (Wayne) of Lake City, Florida; Theresa Page of South Palm Beach, Florida; Bonnita Calhoun (Steven) of Wellington, Florida; Peter Sobota (Lisa) of Weston, Florida; Mark McInnis (Anna) of North Carolina; Karen Eadie (Richard) of O'Brien, Florida and fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren along with many extended family members and friends also survive.
Per Mr. Sobota's wishes, he was cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3596 S. HWY 441, Lake City, FL, 32025. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com.
Published on  July 11, 2017