Sigmund Haraburda

photoFebruary 1, 1939 to March 4, 2013 Devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Sigmund Peter Haraburda passed away in his home in San Diego, CA the morning of March 4, 2013, under the loving attention of Maxim Health Care Services and Sonata Hospice. His son and daughter were by his side. Sig was born in Chicago, IL, the son of Zigmund Peter and Anna Catherine (Dudek) Haraburda. He graduated from Chicago Vocational High School in 1956. He received a Bachelor in Architectural Engineering degree upon graduation from Chicago Technical College in 1961. Sig married the love of his life, Barb, June 24, 1961 in Chicago and they raised their children in Oak Forest then in New Lenox, IL before moving to San Diego, CA in 1984. He worked for the architectural firm of Perkins & Will in Chicago from 1963 until 1976 and later for Waste Management, Inc. He ended his career with the San Diego Unified School District. He worked for them as Assistant Architect from 1985 to 1992 when he retired. He was then asked back to help with school re-roofing projects and worked from 1996 to 2000. Sig was very devoted to his family. Whenever he could get time off from work, he would take them on road trip vacations across the country (and even to Canada twice) that provided long-lasting memories. He enjoyed designing his own home improvements that were usually fun and unique. He loved '57 Chevys,'55 T-birds, and Mercedes-Benzes. He was always full of humor, in his own off-beat way. He could always make everyone laugh. When his wife became ill with cancer, he crusaded endlessly in her battle against it. Nevertheless, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean (Korus). Sig is survived by his son Jeffrey, daughter Tracy, and four grandchildren: Peter, John, Anna, and Thaddeus. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Rosary at 7:00 p.m.) at El Camino Memorial - Pacific Beach Chapel, 4710 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 488-5553. Parking is on-street, but also available in the lot at the SW corner of Cass and Missouri Streets between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held Monday, March 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Refuge Church, 4226 Jewell Street, San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 274-9670. A reception will follow at the Parish Hall. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at El Camino Memorial Park (Garden of Madonna Lawn section), 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92121, (858) 453-2121. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Refuge Church, 4226 Jewell Street, San Diego, CA 92109, (858) 274-9670.

Funeral Home

El Camino Memorial - Pacific Beach - FD- 815
4710 Cass Street San Diego, CA 92109
619-466-3297

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 10, 2013