Brother Stanislaus Sobczyk, FSC, died on July 22, 2019, at the age of 74, having been a Christian Brother for over 55 years.
Brother Stan taught at high schools in Galesburg, Illinois, Jefferson City, Missouri, Memphis, Tennessee, and Omaha, Nebraska, where he was also Principal of Roncalli High School. He had been the President of Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee on two occasions. He also served as President of the School of Applied Theology in Berkeley, California. He spent many years at Saint Mary’s College of California as a teacher and Vice President. Over the years, Brother Stan earned a bachelor of arts degree from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, as well as masters degrees from St. Louis University and the University of Memphis and earned a doctorate from the University of San Francisco.
His parents, Mary and John Sobczyk, preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Lucille Ratcliff; his brother, Jim and Jim’s partner Rubin Rodriguez; nieces, Suzanne (Tim) Brown, Becky (Phil) Todd, and Katie (Justin) Erspamer; and many grandnieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Mont La Salle, 4405 Redwood Road, Napa, CA 94558. A visitation in Nebraska will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 9, 2019, with a Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m., at Bethany Funeral Home, 8201 Harrison Street, La Vista, NE 68128. A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at St. Columbkille Church, 200 East 6th Street, Papillion, NE 68046, followed by burial at St. John’s Cemetery, 7506 S. 36th Street, Bellevue, NE 68147, near his parents and other family members.