|We have lost a
treasured member of TheTravelzine and a dear
personal friend. Susie in Newton, who loved Greek
Islands, Paris, hiking and mostly mountains, lost
her battle with cancer despite fighting back with
every bit of strength and determination she could
muster. We know you join us in praying that Susie
will rest in peace.
Don and Linda
|Susie was a
wonderful person, an avid traveler who was quick
to offer her help and advice to others. When I
was planning my trip to Greece, Susie invited me
to her home and gave me invaluable help, lovingly
describing her favorite islands and helping me
make the right decisions.
Susie was a generous, vibrant, delightful woman,
and her passing is a terrible loss.
|We join you all
in remembering Susie, who was such a vibrant and
generous member of the Zine. We remember fondly
Zine Get togethers with her radiant presence. We
had always talked about enjoying Paris and other
parts of France together, but never got to do so.
Last week - on Tuesday- we were at the music
museum in Paris, which Susie had raved about, and
had sent us the CD from the museum of Albinoni's
oboe concertos. As we listened to the beautiful
music and looked at the exquisite instruments, we
thought of and talked about Susie and Fred...
Susie would encourage us all to keep seeing,
hearing, and enjoying this beautiful world!
|I wish to join
other Ziners and friends in remembering Susie. I
met with Susie and Fred in Buenos Aires and from
the outset it was as if we were old friends.
As many other Ziners I was fortunate to receive
not once but many times valuable information
given with care and unparalleled enthusiasm.
I am sure that from someplace above she is
continuing to encourage us to enjoy Life ...
Miami Beach, FL
|We were also
with Graziella and Susie and Fred at the GTG in
Buenos Aires and enjoyed their company a great
deal. We have very much enjoyed and benefitted
from Susie's Zine contributions over the years.
We want to extend our deepest sympathy to Fred.
Barbara and Don
Los Angeles, CA
|I'm so sorry to
hear about Susie's illness and passing. She and I
shared a love of hiking and travel and often
corresponded about Patagonia while she was
planning her trip a couple years ago and about
the Pyrenees when I was planning my trip. We
shared hotel, restaurants, itinerary suggestions
and especially our favorite trails in various
destinations. I'm so glad she made it to
Patagonia before she became ill.
We hadn't corresponded in a while - I was just
thinking about her the other day - we just
returned from a trip to Bariloche and the Atacama
Desert and I was planning to send her feedback
Sending my best wishes to her family and friends
in this difficult time.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
|I just read
about the very sad news of our friend Susie. Last
year she wrote to me as soon as she knew that I
was going to be in Boston. She insisted that I
stay with her and Fred in Newton. So we had it
all planned. A couple months later she found out
that she had cancer. Her mail telling me about it
was a lesson on life - on love of life and
friends. She wouldn´t even consider of my not
staying with them. So I did. She was undergoing
all kinds of treatments that left her weak in
body but she continued to keep up her wonderful
positive attitude. We must always remember her
for her marvelous outlook on life, for her
courage, her enthusiam and joy for travelling,
for how she valued friendship. I know I shall
never forget her. To Fred and her sons my
Săo Paulo, Brasil
|I too was
saddened upon learning the news about Susie. I
met her at the first GTG I attended. We
discovered we lived very close to each other and
later on got together for lunch. She was a lovely
person and was so helpful to so many people on
TheTravelzine. I always valued and learned from
her posts, as did so many others.
|I am so very
sorry about Susie´s news ... We shared a common
love of mountains, music and Greece, and she has
been extremely kind along the years. We didn´t
have the luck to meet (we talked about it,
meeting some place in the Pyrenees or Picos de
Europa), but she was extremely near to me.
Just yesterday, driving down the Gave d´Aspe
towards Pau, I was talking with my mum about some
cheese place recommended by Susie, and she asked
me if I knew anything about her.
Please, send my regrets to her husband.
various messages re: Susie shows the importance
of this group.
Many of us never met her but knew her through her
many messages to the Zine.
This group in a way has become an extended or
virtual family of sorts, of people with a common
love of traveling and meeting and getting to know
She will be missed.
|I've been a
member here for many years. I too was very sad to
hear about the passing of Susie. I enjoyed
reading all her great help and information. I
send my regards to all her family and friends.
|Susie and I
shared a love of Paris, and I always enjoyed
talking to her about our trips. She was so
generous with her travel advice, but it was more
than that. She talked about Paris with such
enthusiasm that you could see it through her eyes.
I remember she said we should be sure to stop at
one of her favorite cafes to rest our "tootsies",
and we did :-) I can't help but think about Susie
whenever I think about Paris. She will truly be
Sandy in Illinois
|I came to know
her through her postings here -- her joy at
finding just the right chocolate at a tiny bakery
in the Pyrenees, her love for the mountains, and
her passion for photography. We met several times
in Boston during my business trips, and I had the
honor of having dinner with her and Fred at their
home in Newton. It was a privilege to have known
her, and to have shared her travels through
Los Altos Hills, California
|I did not know
Susie personally, but lived vicariously enjoying
her posts and enthusiasm. We all will certainly
miss her and our deepest sympathies to her family.
|Although we did
not know Susie personally (our loss), her
postings helped us in planning several trips. Her
enthusiasm for France and all travels was
contagious, and Ivan and I will certainly miss
Our sympathies go out to Fred and her family.
Cynthia & Ivan