Patricia Breen Sablosky, 53, a former film and television critic in Chicago who continued her career in journalism while raising a family and accompanying her husband to foreign service posts in Europe and Asia, died of cancer Sunday at her home in Bethesda.
Mrs. Sablosky was born in Detroit and lived in Indiana before moving to Chicago. At the age of 17, she became a proofreader with Esquire magazine in Chicago. She then worked as a copy aide with the old Chicago Daily News. In the late 1940s, she joined the old Chicago Herald-American, where she was a film and television critic.
In 1955, she married Irving Sablosky, who was music critic of The Chicago Daily News. Two years later, Mr. Sablosky became a foreign service officer with the old U.S. Information Agency. Mrs. Sablosky accompained her husband to posts in the philippines, West Germany, Thailand, and Great Britain.Mr. Sablosky retired from the government last year.
During their years abroad, the Sabloskys raised four children. In addition to her family duties and the heavy official schedule that is the lot of a foreign service wife, Mrs. Sablosky continued to work in journalism. She was a columnist and editorial adviser to The Korea Times in Seoul, The Cebu Chronicle in the Philippines, The Bridge in Germany, and The Bangkok World in Thailand.
The Sabloskys have maintained a home in Bethesda since 1968.
In addition to her husband, of Bethesda, Mrs. Sablosky's survivors include two sons, Michael (Roy) of Newhall, Calif., and John of Bethesda; two daughters, Mairi and Lia, both of Bethesda; her mother, Leona Breen of Wilmette, Ill; a brother, Ray Breen of Mount Prospect, Ill., and three sisters, Gerry Armstrong of Wilmette, Barbara Blegen of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Mary Sutliff of Berkeley, Calif.