Williamson: Suanne Sink Weber, age 84, passed away January 4, 2021 at the DeMay Living Center in Newark, NY. Suanne died from complications of Covid-19, which she contracted in October.
Suanne was born October 27, 1936, in Rochester, NY to Arthur and Margaret (Weber) Sink. She grew up in Irondequoit and graduated from Nazareth College with a degree in English. Sue began her teaching career at St. Cecilia’s in Rochester. She continued teaching for 37 years, the majority at Williamson High School in Williamson, NY. where she taught English, and so much more. She was a devoted teacher and perennial favorite. The Class of 1973 dedicated their Yearbook to her, recognizing her for “Challenge, Inspiration, Understanding, and for Being Yourself.”
Sue was proudly independent and a vocal advocate for women’s equality. She had a great love of the outdoors, blazing trails over her land for walking, horseback riding, and her real passion, Nordic skiing, which she continued into her 80s. She loved the poetry of Robert Frost, and seldom a ski was had without a recitation of “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.”
Suanne was an animal lover and was never without one of more adopted dogs, her constant companions. She was known to foster orphaned raccoons and return them to the wild.
Sue shared her love of the outdoors with family and friends who absorbed her credo: “In the woods we return to reason and faith.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Suanne will be remembered for her remarkable integrity, kindness, compassion, and fairness, and her famously powerful hugs. She had understanding and forgiveness for all. Her generosity and respect for others earned her steadfast and lifelong friends, including many teachers and former students.
Suanne is survived by her sister, Marcia Fitzgerald, her nieces Julie Fitzgerald, Darcy (Robert) Durfee, Catherine Fitzgerald, and nephew Daniel (Nicole) Fitzgerald; great- nieces and nephews Marie (Daniel) Miller, Elizabeth (Russell) Durfee, Ann Margaret (Evan) Durfee, Benjamin Durfee, Annika Fitzgerald, and Julia Rose Fitzgerald; and great-great niece Nyla Orzechowski. We all knew how much she loved us.
Due to Covid-19 concerns, no calling hours or funeral service are scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Suanne may be made to Lollypop Farm Animal Shelter in Fairport, NY and Williamson High School, Williamson, NY, directed to their Bee Club to support their intention of starting a Community Garden.
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