Loretta Jane Sobczynski

October 28, 1937 - April 3, 2023

10/28/1937 - 04/03/2023

Past Services

Wednesday April 05, 2023
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

Loretta Jane Sobczynski 85 of Virginia Beach, VA passed away on April 3rd 2023 surrounded by those closest to her heart.

Loretta was born on October 28th 1937 to Albert and Jennie Josephson in Williamsburg, New York

She moved to Norfolk, VA in 1947.

Loretta was a graduate of Maury High School

In 1957 she married Marc G. Gross and had 3 children Rochelle, Richard and Michael.

While married they owned 2 restaurants in Norfolk, VA where she was had some of the best times of her life.

Later in life she met and married Joseph Sobczynski and worked in women’s retail fashion and bridal for many years.

She had a love for all things fashion, jewelry, Broadway and musicals. She always said nothing is more important than family and she loved hers with intense passion.

Loretta was preceded by her parent’s Albert and Jennie Josephson, her former husband Marc G. Gross and Joseph Sobczysnki.

She is survived by her daughter and best friend Rochelle Cubitt (her husband Dennis), Her son Richard Gross (wife Beth of blessed memory) and Michael Gross, Her brother Barry Josephson, Her grandchildren Geoffrey, Brandon, Madysen, Jordan and Devin and great grandchildren Dylan and Maya.


A Grave side service will be held at 2:00 on April 5th 2023 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Va.

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