Lizabeth Sbar, 66


Ms. Lizabeth Sbar was the innocent victim of the tragic SUV crash into the AT&T store on Monday, March 30, 2015 in Great Neck, New York.  We thank all those who came to her rescue.

Ms. Lizabeth Sbar, born January 24, 1949, was a poet, artist, healer and noted message therapist at the New York Health & Racquet Club in Manhattan and Pourans Beauty & Boutique and other health clubs in the New York area, with many famous clients, including the renowned poet Elizabeth Sargent.

As a child she composed a poem for Mickey Mantle, “SuperMantle,” and sent it to him. Mickey Mantle called the Sbar house to thank Lizabeth, but she was too shy and she ran to her bedroom to hide under her bed.

American poets Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg recognized her poetic talents at the On The Road Festival/Boulder, Colorado in 1982. Gregory Corso asked her to recite a poem Lizabeth wrote to her father Joe Sbar to a spellbound audience. Allen Ginsberg had this poem published in the literary magazine Big Scream.

Her massage therapy was noted for its healing qualities with a gentle and recuperative strength. She was skilled in the Yogic arts as a student of  Sri Swamiji Bua. Her massage sessions had a spiritual dimension with Kuan Yin choral music playing softly in the background. She was beloved by all her many clients, fellow massage therapists and administrator

Lizabeth Sbar was a lifelong resident of Great Neck, Long Island who tenderly cared for her wonderful mother Sylvia Sbar and brother Carl Sbar at 119 Croyden Avenue, both of whom preceded her in death.  Lizabeth was also preceded in death by her father, Joseph Sbar.

Ms. Lizabeth Sbar was graceful, kind, caring, self-effacing and compassionate to all she came in contact with.

She leaves two brothers, Jonathan (Janet) and Daniel (Joanne) Sbar, as well as three first cousins: Ona Gritz, Donald Weber and Steven Samuel Kushner and countless friends totally devastated by her tragic passing. Our collective prayers and soulful feelings surround her with our everlasting love.

A memorial will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Riverside-Nassau North Chapel, 55 North Station Plaza, Great Neck, NY.

Representing the family of Lizabeth Sbar:



Steven Samuel Kushner

San Francisco, California


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