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Douglas Voorheis
B: 1943-01-28
D: 2018-04-06
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Voorheis, Douglas
Barbara Osborn
B: 1947-07-25
D: 2018-04-06
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Osborn, Barbara
Maxine Allen
B: 1919-07-05
D: 2018-04-03
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Allen, Maxine
Susan Brill
B: 1961-03-22
D: 2018-03-27
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Brill, Susan
Paul Paradiso
B: 1929-12-19
D: 2018-03-24
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Paradiso, Paul
Frank Steber
B: 1921-05-05
D: 2018-03-16
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Steber, Frank
Mary Marcin
B: 1920-04-08
D: 2018-03-13
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Marcin, Mary
Helen Hurley
B: 1931-12-05
D: 2018-03-08
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Hurley, Helen
Rev. Robert Hill
B: 1946-01-11
D: 2018-02-22
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Hill, Rev. Robert
Lisa Palumbo
B: 1960-02-02
D: 2018-02-18
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Palumbo, Lisa
Robert Swinnerton, Sr.
B: 1944-03-07
D: 2018-02-17
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Swinnerton, Sr., Robert
Edith Hansen
B: 1924-09-16
D: 2018-02-09
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Hansen, Edith
Richard Edwards
B: 1940-09-24
D: 2018-01-20
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Edwards, Richard
Arvine Pike
B: 1941-02-22
D: 2018-01-17
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Pike, Arvine
Robert Wager
B: 1934-01-25
D: 2018-01-17
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Wager, Robert
Irene Burgess
B: 1937-07-16
D: 2018-01-14
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Burgess, Irene
James Teemley
B: 1928-01-18
D: 2018-01-03
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Teemley, James
Norma Baldassarre
B: 1923-11-23
D: 2018-01-02
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Baldassarre, Norma
Erik Morse
B: 1970-08-22
D: 2017-12-19
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Morse, Erik
William Peters
B: 1940-08-22
D: 2017-12-15
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Peters, William
Thomas Smalley
B: 1943-10-11
D: 2017-12-14
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Smalley, Thomas

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Condolence From: David Marsh
Condolence: Sue was a true friend with a heart of gold. She would often make concerns of others a higher priority than her own. She was a courageous fighter for the rights of workers and all of us in the Labor Movement have lost a dear friend. She will be missed.
David Marsh
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Condolence From: Cynthia Brill Livingston
Condolence: Susan, you were the first cousin I had and I cherished you for that and your sweetness when we were little girls playing in Askam. Rest In Peace.
Dear Uncle Leon and family. May Hod bless you in your grief and bring you memories of Susan that will ease the pain. Love, Cynthia
Friday April 13, 2018
Condolence From: Jennifer Brill
Condolence: Dear Uncle Leon and Brill family, I am so sorry to hear from my dad about Susan’s death. May she rest in eternal peace. May happy memories bring you comfort in your grief. Love and God’s blessings, Jennifer
Friday April 13, 2018
Condolence From: David Ralph
Condolence: I am a recently retired legal aid attorney who served the poor in Schuyler and Chemung County for over four decades. I knew and worked with Sue for over two decades. She was a friend. I met her after a small in-service training I did in Watkins for various agency people, included her. She brightened up in the meeting when she realized that she could help long term unemployable residents on welfare get federal disability benefits and in the bargain save the county taxpayers tens of thousands of dollare in returned benefits,reduced Medicaid charges and removal of people from the local assistance rolls. Over the years, she saved the County hundreds of thousands of dollars in public assistance and Medicaid money in doing so. She became my go to person, and a phone call to her solved so many problems, including helping us keep the our state contract to get people off welfare. She was very smart, agency wise, knew everybody - good and bad, had a wry sense of humor that I loved, and showed a great work ethic. One would call her number after hours, expecting to leave a message, and she was there in person.

I heard of her death in a local TV newscast, but our local newspaper of record did not publish her name, saying only that officials would need time make a positive identification. The paper has never published her death notice. I found this obituary by searching the funeral homes.

Suffice it to say, I and my colleagues at legal aid are greatly saddened by her passing, and we will miss our interactions with her.
Wednesday April 11, 2018
Condolence From: Maureen Allesi
Condolence: Heartfelt condolences to Family, friends and work family. She was more like a sister than a co-worker and friend. One of those "Mighty Girls" in a humble way.
Friday April 06, 2018
Condolence From: Lisa Hanley
Condolence: Sue was always right there for all of us. Even on a Friday afternoon at 4:45 pm, I could always find her at her desk. What a special soul. When I picture her though, it will be all tore up from the raccoon attack because she was saving her kitty. You are so loved and will be missed by so many. Love always, Lis
Wednesday April 04, 2018
Condolence From: Fred Teresa Letteer
Condolence: Rest In Peace Sue . Your big heart will be missed.
Tuesday April 03, 2018
Condolence From: Philly DeSarno
Condolence: Sue was always kind and helpful. Her mother lived at Jefferson Village, as did my mom. We would chat there in the hallway on our way to visit. She was so bright and determined. Taken in a tragic fire...Rest in Peace.
Tuesday April 03, 2018
Condolence From: Father Michael Hartney
Condolence: Sue was a good friend. She stood up for persons who needed an advocate. She was not afraid to speak truth to power. She represented her Union members with passion. And, she never lost her perspective or her sense of humor. I will miss her counsel and encouragement.

Father Michael Hartney
Retired Episcopal Priest, Schuyler County
Tuesday April 03, 2018
Condolence From: Tracy Anagnost Martinez
Condolence: I worked with Sue for a summer after high school. She was shyly funny, intuitive, smart and strong. I am a better person for having known her.
Tuesday April 03, 2018