Age 92, Luray, Va.
Margaret Ann Such, 92, of Luray, Va. passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 13, 1929, the daughter of John (Traian) and Jannie (Jovanka) Such (Suciu). When she was two years old, she returned to Romania with her mother and one-year-old brother, George. She grew up in Nādlac, Romania and went to school in Timisoara.
Margaret and her immediate family survived the German Axis Alliance and Allied bombing of Romania during World War II and the subsequent Russian invasion of the country in 1944. At 18 years old, she and her brother, George, fled Romania on U.S. Merchant Marine ships and returned to the United States as the communists took over the country. They were able to leave because they were American citizens.
Unfortunately, her mom, dad, and three sisters, who were Romanian citizens, were forced to stay until 1964. She lived with her dad’s sister, Teresa, and her uncle, Christopher Baloi in Cleveland, Ohio.
She met her husband, Peter Sabau Jr., and they were married in 1950. They were married for 66 years until Peter went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2016. Together, they were co-owners of Sabau Chevrolet Buick in Luray, Virginia and in business for 36 years with son, Peter Sabau III, and his wife Melissa.
Margaret is survived by her three sisters, Lydia (Stephan Stochitoiu-husband), Cornelia Masgras and Zorica (Gerald Bubnick-husband); children, Peter (wife-Melissa), Aurica (husband-Casey Green), and Joan (husband-Lee Turner). Margaret has four grandchildren, Miles Green (wife-Kathryn), Jessica (husband-Matthew Nicholas), Sarah and Peter Zachary Sabau (wife-Chelsea). In addition, she has three great grandchildren, Georgie Green and Zorica and Olena Nicholas.
Margaret is a member of Mt. Carmel Regular Baptist Church and prior to that a member of the Apostolic Christian Church. She was a gifted floral artist and gardener, being a member of the Luray Garden Club, and a member of the Gideon’s Ladies’ Auxiliary. She was also a “Rotary Ann” when Peter her husband served as District Governor of the Rotarians.
Margaret was a devout Christian who loved the Lord and was the matriarch of her family. She was an excellent cook and felt that was her calling. She provided many delicious meals to everyone she knew. She will always be an inspiration and light to her family and friends. Margaret leaves a legacy of faith in God and has passed the baton of faith to the next generation.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at The Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Gideons International at www.gideons.org
Arrangements are being handled by The Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va.