The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


December 23, 2013

Susan K. Nash

ALBION — Susan K. Nash died December 20, 2013, at age 55, from complications of the stroke she     suffered on June 19, 2013. Susan was born in Baltimore on November 6, 1958 to William S. Nash and Margaret E. (Brunner) Nash, now of Jarrettsville, MD. Except for a year in New Mexico at Cannon AFB while her father was on active duty, Susan attended school at Patapsco and later North Hartford School districts in Maryland, graduating in 1976, She was a member of the National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa, graduating from Towson State University (now Towson University.

Susan worked in several different fields, ranging from a technical writer to an analytic chemist. After moving to Rochester, NY in 1987, she worked for ten years at the University of Rochester as an analyst/programmer in telecommunications.  While taking time away from her career to raise her children, Susan worked as a volunteer in the Albion Central School District, assisting in her daughters' classes. As they grew up, she returned to college and earned her M Ed from Roberts Wesleyan College. Susan taught science and special education for a time in the Rochester City School District until injuries she received on the job forced her to discontinue teaching. Although she had many and varied careers, doing well in each, Susan was proud of her work as a homemaker and proudest of all of earning the title "Mommy." A devout Christian with an interest in end-times prophecy, Susan was active in online Christian forums. She edited and distributed a newsletter to people interested in Christianity and current events.

Susan was preceded into the arms of our Lord by her daughter, Amanda Rose Katsanis, who died on August 3, 2007. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Gary L Katsanis and their daughters, Laura E. Katsanis and Rachel A. Katsanis of Albion, NY. She is also survived by her parents as well as her sisters, Margaret E. Mellor and Karen L. Nash; her godson and nephew, Shawn Cooper; her nephews, Jason Cooper and Stephen Suprik and his wife, Melissa; as well as numerous other relatives in the Brunner and Nash families of Maryland.

 A memorial service will be held at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Avenue, Albion, NY on January 4, 2014, at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, Susan's family would welcome a memorial gift in her name to the Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion, NY 14411; or PAWS Animal Shelter, PO Box 244, Albion, NY 14411.  

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