Two men placed a photo near a San Carlos intersection, marking the spot where a traffic collision took the most important person in their lives.
“It just rips you apart in disbelief,” Dimitri Bialk said Sunday. "There's no other feeling in this world that can describe how painful it is to lose your mother."
Marjorie Bialk, 76, taught special education in schools across San Diego for more than 30 years.
Described as an endlessly giving woman, she dedicated her life to children and God, her sons said.
“My mom gave a lot to the community. That was how she got through things. She had a really hard life but she knew if she gave, she felt good inside," Joe Bialk said of his mother.
Marjorie Bialk was driving a Toyota Camry north on Park Ridge Boulevard through the intersection at Navajo Park. For some reason, another driver failed to stop at a red light, San Diego Police said.
Bialk was later pronounced dead.
The other driver, identified by police as Clarina Chu, 88, of San Diego also died from injuries suffered in the crash.
Since their deaths, flowers decorate the traffic poles around the intersection showing how big of a loss it is for this community.
Along with messages of support proving these brothers are not alone.