Pamela Jean Sanbar

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May 28, 1946 – Aug. 3, 2012

Born in Los Angeles on May 28, 1946 to George and Margaret Nassief, Pamela passed away after a lengthy illness in her home on Aug. 3.

She is survived by her son Paul Sanbar; her daughter Leila Sanbar Bell (Vince); and grandchildren Jabe and Lucy Bell. She is also survived by her brother Raymond Nassief (Jane) of Walnut Creek and their daughters Nicole Larson (Kurt) and Heather of Montrose.

Pamela truly loved the foothill community and was proud to call it her home.  As a stay-at-home mom, she dedicated herself to her children’s lives. Starting at Monte Vista Elementary, she was also PTA president at Rosemont Junior High, something she considered the proudest accomplishment of her life.

After supporting and cheering on her children as they earned their college degrees, Pamela realized her dream of continuing her education, and earned a bachelor’s degree in business.

She was a devout and active participant at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles and later at St. Mark Orthodox Church of Irvine. Pamela took an active role in her church’s Ladies Society and Gamma Tau sorority, holding many leadership positions, including president. Her love of service, philanthropy and bettering the lives of those less fortunate brought her great joy and fulfillment.

She will be remembered by her many friends in the foothills and all those whose lives she touched.

Services will be held on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral located at 2308 W. Third Street in Los Angeles. Burial will be Monday, Aug.  20 at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Glendale.