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Teresa Maria Vladich

1937 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Teresa Maria Vladich Obituary
Teresa Maria Vladich (nee Maria Teresa Gutierrez Vasquez) was born February 4, 1937 in Guadalajara, and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. One of 9 children. Teresa attended Instituto Anglo Español, where she studied English and Italian as foreign languages, and later finished secretarial college before working as a bilingual secretary for the DuPont Company. Teresa also taught English, was a classical pianist, and enjoyed big-city life in Mexico City in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Arriving in San Pedro, California in 1962, Teresa married Svetco Vladich. She is survived by her children: daughter Marcella Lambros (Damian), son Svetco Jr., and daughter Sylvia Levy (Zev); as well as her pride and joy, granddaughters Lucia, Madelyn, and Shay. Teresa was preceded in passing by daughter Tonya Marie. As a homemaker, Teresa attended to her children and volunteered at Mary Star of the Sea School. She later worked as a teacher's aide at Barton Hill School for 25 years, and for 11 years at Oroweat Entenmann's Bakery in Torrance. Teresa was known for her sense of humor amongst friends and relatives, and enjoyed lunches with friends and club meetings at Toberman Seniors Club. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by family, honorary family members, and many longtime friends. A Rosary and Mass will be Monday, June 18 at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in San Pedro, at 10:00 am, with interment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Toberman Neighborhood Center, 131 N Grand Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com.
Published in Daily Breeze from June 14 to June 15, 2018
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