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Zorka Antona Rengel


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Zorka Antona Rengel Obituary
Zorka Antona Rengel, age 91, of San Pedro, CA, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in San Pedro. She was preceded in 1990 by her husband of 49 years, Stephen Rengel, and in 2008 by son, Ronald Rengel, Sr. She is survived by her son, James Rengel (Jan); daughter-in-law, Margaret Rengel; brother, Rudy Svorinich, Sr. (Winnie); grandchildren, Renee Angle (Bruce), Ronald Rengel, Jr., Roxanne Lau (Randy), Matthew Rengel (Dawn); nieces, Antonette Rizzi (Roger), Susan Murillo (Robert), Carol Ralston (Lee); nephews, Joe Svorinich (Beverly), Rudy Svorinich, Jr. (Deann), Anton Svorinich (Debbie); 5 great grandchildren and numerous great nieces and nephews. She was born December 20, 1918 to Joseph and Mary Svorinich in Veli Rat on the island of Dugi Otok in Croatia. Zorka lived the majority of her life in San Pedro, CA where she met and married the love of her life, Stephen Rengel, on June 22, 1940. It was here she raised her two boys, created a life and taught her entire family to live and love. Zorka was a beloved wife, mother, nana, Teta, and great grandmother. Zorka was a highly respected member of the community and spent many years volunteering at Little Sisters of the Poor before she became a resident on March 14, 2001. It was at Little Sisters of the Poor that Zorka spent the remaining years of her life playing bingo, telling stories of the past, and smiling every day. She exuded love and admiration for her family and friends while being the most dynamic person in all our lives. We will all strive to carry on her family traditions. Viewing, 2pm-7pm and Rosary, 7pm to be held Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 10:30am at Little Sisters of the Poor. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Little Sisters of the Poor, 2100 South Western Ave., San Pedro, CA 90732.
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 13, 2010
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