Date of Birth: June 22, 1964
Date of Death: June 17, 2021
Sara Hrovat, beloved mother of three, died Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the age of 56. She was born in southern California and spent most of her life in the Phoenix area. She attended Cortez High School and Phoenix College. She had several jobs in telephone support and also worked as a volunteer and later a staff member for the YMCA. She was married for 19 years to Roger Rutenber of Phoenix, and she and Roger had three children. Sara was a gentle and loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt, and friend, with a great sense of humor and a kind heart. She played clarinet in the high school and college marching bands, and she cherished the friendships she made with other band members. She was brave in facing various health challenges throughout her life. The type of work she most enjoyed was working with children; her own children were the most important part of her life and a source of great joy. She will be deeply missed by friends and family. Sara was preceded in death by her parents, James and Cecelia (Pat) Hrovat, and by her ex-husband, Roger Rutenber. She is survived by her children, Susan, Diana, and Michael Rutenber, siblings, Mary Hrovat, Vincent Hrovat, Paul Hrovat, Larry Hrovat and his wife Laurie, Stephen Hrovat and his wife Johnna, Ray Hrovat, three nieces, four nephews, one great-niece, and three great-nephews.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11am on Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at Christ's Church of the Valley, 7007 West Happy Valley Rd, Peoria, Az 85383
Please consider donating to help Sara's kids with expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-saras-kids