Condolence From: dianne mullins rn
Condolence: So sorry for the loss of your Susan,
I wish to share comfort from the Bible at this sad time.
The Bible teaches that one day in the near future our Creator, Jehovah God, by means of the ransom sacrifice of his son, Jesus,will reunite us with our dead loved ones by means of a resurrection right here on earth in paradise conditions that will be filled with peace, happiness, and perfect health for everyone. (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:9-11,29; Isaiah 33:24)
As you read the above texts from your Bible, may the wonderful hope they give us, along with loving memories bring you a measure of comfort during this most difficult time.
There is much Bible-based comfort to be found on the website jw.org
Condolence From: Brian Smith, Columbus, Ohio
Condolence: I had the pleasure of working for Susan for a little more than a year. She was a tremendously positive person, and her leadership and optimism brought out the best in me. I already miss her greatly, and I will always owe her a great debt for the impact she had on my life.
Condolence From: Keith Almond, Indianapolis, Indiana
Condolence: I wish Sue and her family peace. I knew her in Jr. High and High school. She was always a wonderful person and I truly hope to see her again in GODs loving hand. xoxo
Condolence From: Cathy Fischer, West Jefferson, Ohio
Condolence: To Susan's family: my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Susan and I knew each other from the DERR family at the EPA. When I started with DERR so many years ago, Susan was my mentor when it came to understanding the spill database that I helped maintain. She was always lots of fun, ornery and very helpful. I just saw her at Kevin Clouse's retirement party which seems like yesterday. Words can't express the loss I feel since she was a big part of the DERR family regardless how long it had been since she worked for the EPA. Enjoy the memories you have made, they last a lifetime.
Condolence From: Andrew Endicott, Columbus, Ohio
Condolence: I worked for/with Susan for the past 7 years. I was very sad to hear about her passing, and am very sorry for you loss.
Condolence From: diane starrett, pickerington, oh
Condolence: so very sorry for your loss ...hugs and prayers to you all !!!
Condolence From: Karen Lewis, Grove City, OH
Condolence: I was so saddened to hear of Susan's passing. She was a mentor to many women at Cardinal Health. I have fond memories talking with her about a shared love of all things sun, water and boats. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to those she leaves behind. Susan may your breezes be forever balmy, your waters warm, and seas calm. God Bless.
Condolence From: Jim & Barrilynn Sheppard, Queen Valley, AZ
Condolence: Jim and I send our deepest love and sympathy to our Brandon and his beautiful family on the loss of their beloved Susan.
Our deepest love and thoughts are with you across the miles.
Condolence From: Judi Doolittle, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Condolence: Susan was so much fun and an amazing force in the technology industry. This is very sad news and a great loss to the world and our IOUG community. I do not even have the words to express the sadness I feel that I will not see your bright smiling face at another Open World. Go in peace and those of us left behind will feel great sense of loss. Thank you for showing me your amazing personality and friendship.
Condolence From: Gary Cao, New Albany, OH
Condolence: I met Susan at Cardinal Health in late 2012. She was a highly respected colleague and leader in the information technology and customer data management. She was always willing to share her knowledge and perspectives as well as to take other colleagues' input. We will miss her. We will continue to appreciate (and benefit from) her work in this space in the past few years. Our thoughts are with Susan's family and friends.
Condolence From: David Hall, Columbus, OH
Condolence: I was lucky enough to be present the day the Susan and Brandon met each other. I had known Brandon for nearly fifteen years through good times and bad. It seemed that, very quickly after they met, all of the bad times drifted away. I eventually learned that Susie had effect on everyone, not just future husbands. Even when troubles occurred, they weren’t so bad so long as they had each other.
I was fortunate enough to be the one to pronounce them husband and wife in October of 2007. As they stood in front of me, and in front of all their loved ones, I saw Brandon’s face. I had never seen a smile so big in my life. Just a foot away from him was Susie. She had tears streaming down her cheeks, as well as a handful of tissues. And although they had different ways of showing it, I could tell that Susan and Brandon were simply beaming with happiness. We all danced the night away knowing that this was the beginning of wonderful new chapter.
Through the years, the countless dinners, the annual New Year’s Eve gatherings and visits to the campgrounds, my wife Laura became just about as good of friends with Susie as Brandon and I were. They would talk endlessly about the numerous books they had read, the psychology texts, the motivational speeches, discussions on metaphysics… topics that Brandon and I just couldn’t figure out. Unfortunately toward the end there were more discussions about cancer fighting foods and how to stay positive when things fall apart.
When we last visited her on Wednesday evening, she wasn’t as coherent as she had been the day or two before. We all stood around her, and reminisced about our individual memories of her. When I said goodbye to her for what turned out to be the last time, she told me, “It’s an adventure.” And I repeated that back to her, “It’s an adventure.” And she nodded, saying yes.
Her adventure is continuing, through the lives of a loving older brother, a passionate husband, four wonderful children and four (soon to be six) beautiful grandkids.
I am grateful that I was allowed to witness part of her adventure, and have her be a part of mine.
Condolence From: Laura Fitzpatrick Hall, Columbus, OH
Condolence: Susan’s great gift was seeing through to the heart of people and finding the shared humanity. She spoke of all her children as individuals in such a fiercely loving manner that I feel like I know each of them. She brought out a nurturing side of Brandon that he had been dying to share, and left him a wonderful family to continue to share it with. I believe he brought her laughter (as he often does to us all.) She will never be far from our hearts and minds.
For Christmas this year I gave her a book by Mark Nepo, and I am not sure how far she got but there is a quote I would like to share for all of us grieving her loss.
Now more than ever, when feeling that you are the source and recipient of all pain, you must bow your head till the ancient channel from the sky to the heart can reopen, till you remember that you are a blessed piece of spirit-dust in spirit-wind.
Condolence From: Sarah Chaffin, Kingston, ohio
Condolence: I would just like to say that I will truly miss you mom and I love you so much. You showed me a lot in life and you showed me how women could be heard as much as men. I am glad we had the conversation we did weeks before you going. I guess GOD has great plans for you. When you get up there say hey to uncle Kelly you guys can wait for all of us at heaven door. I love and miss you already mom.