NISKAYUNA – Susan L. Forman, 47, died on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at St. Peter’s Hospital with her loving family at her side, following a brief illness. She had recently succeeded in recovering from breast cancer.
Born in Pittsfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Norma Luscier of Cheshire, MA, and lived in Niskayuna since 1986. She was a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and was employed as an administrative assistant in the New York State Capitol’s Executive Chamber, until leaving to concentrate on raising a family and supporting the community. She was a member of the Niskayuna Schools PTO, the Niskayuna Moms’ Group, and promoted reading for children. She supported various charitable organizations including Community Hospice of Schenectady, Ellis/Bellevue Mobile Mammography Van, and the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) in Scotia. As a breast cancer survivor she campaigned for greater awareness.
Sue is survived by her husband, Glenn, her son, Christopher, and daughter, Chelsea, and also her sisters Lori (Kevin) Diggs of East Greenbush, and Linda Savary and Kathy Luscier of Cheshire, MA, and her nieces Carrie, Kaylie, and Hannah Diggs and Becky Savary and nephews Michael, Daniel, and Jeffrey Savary and many great nieces and great nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Saturday, September 18 at the Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy-Schenectady Road,
Niskayuna, NY 12309 with calling from 10AM, followed by an 11AM service and reception.
Sue’s family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Peter’s Hospital and to all involved who provided care to our wife and mother.
Those wishing to remember Sue in a special way may send a contribution to one of the charities to which she supported listed above.
Those wishing to leave the family a special message or obtain a prayer card may do so on their guest book at www.HansFuneralHome.com .
unfortunately I never really new Susan, (Glenn or Chris) but through her daughter Chelsea, I did meet her, As a mom myself, I could only hope and pray that the children I leave behind would inherit my best qualities, What an amazing job she has done with Chelsea, I can only imagine what a wonderful woman she must have been. She will live on in both her children, Chelsea and Chris, she will never be gone, She is now with you always 🙂
If there is anything I can do, Please let me know.
Love, and God bless you all
Sue (Graves) Barrett
I was Sue’s high school classmate at Hoosac Valley High School in Adams/Cheshire, Massachusetts. This year is our 30th reunion and I have been planning the reunion for the past 8 months or so. I have reconnected with so many classmates and was hoping to do so with Sue as well. I heard through our friend, Lori LaFrance Bracci, that Sue had been ill. Earlier this week, I had sent Sue a personal email asking if she was well enough to attend the reunion. I was so saddened to find out later that day, that Sue had passed away only a few days before. I remember Sue as a fun and kind person, as I’m sure she continued to be over the past 30 years. We will have a special rememberance of Sue at our reunion to be held on October 2nd. It would be nice to have a picture of Sue and her family to display at the reunion. If someone could email me a couple of pictures, I would appreciate it. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and I am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Sue (Graves) Barrett
I work with Glenn whom I have known for several years. I cannot express in words what a fine gentleman he is. Although I did not know Sue, I saw the dedication he exhibited through her illness – always by her side whenever possible. Stay strong Glenn, Chris and Chelsea. My thoughts are with you.
Without doubt this a painful moment for all of you. Hard as it may be, now is the time to celebrate Sue’s life and her pride and care in her family, her huge affection for you all, her love for the nieces and nephews, and her love for the twins. We all must celebrate the warmth and happiness she injected into your home, her support and interest in her children’s doings, and her warm welcoming and true affection for friends and family.
I will long remember the warmth and affection that I experienced from both Glenn and Sue during many family gatherings at their house. I look back at knowing her and warm memories come to mind – offers to lunch or dinner, words of kindness or encouragement, always remembering the twin’s birthday, and treating me like a brother.
Rest peacefully Sue, after a life well lived and warmly remembered.
Strength and Courage to you all – you are in my thoughts.
I embrace you all and send love to you all.
Tammy Kordana Vittone
On behalf of the Hoosac Valley High School Class of 1980, I’d like to extend our deepest sympathies to Sue’s family and friends. Sue had many friends throughout her high school years and those of us who knew her then will remember her always.
Again, God Bless and our deepest sympathy. . . .
HVHS ’80 Class President
My deepest condolences and sympathies for your loss.
kathleen and glenn claydon
Glen, Christopher and Chelsea,
There are no words adequate to tell you how very sorry we are. Glenn and I will always remember…she is part of our story..she always was and always will be
Maythe Lord our Father and redeemer hold you in the palm of his hand until we all meet again
Glenn and Kathleen
I only knew Glen, but my prayers go to him and the whole family. May the peace from God be with you all.
Brenda Peck (GRC)
Glenn and family,
May God watch over you and be your comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Etch the many beautiful memories of your wife/mother in your hearts to carry with you forever.
Tara Juif Garcia
I am so saddened by the loss of an old friend. I met Sue in middle school when the Cheshire and Adams schools came together. We became friends and I have the fondest memories of sleep overs at her house!! She was always honest and true, a good friend.
My deepest sympathies to her friends and family.
Suzanne Belini Kolis
Please accept my deepest sympathy. I grew up in Cheshire with Sue went all through grade school, Jr. High and High School. This is a great shock to all of us. She will be missed, and her family and friends are in my prayers.
Suzanne Belini Kolis
Sue was a Strong and Caring Person, and her Family and Friends were her World! To Glen, Christopher and Chelsea, remember that your Mom/Wife would not want you to cry for Her. She did everything in her power to protect you from sadness. Instead, know She is looking down and sending Blessings and Strength to each of You! Call on Her and She will help to get You through. Honor Her in all You do, continue to make Her proud. You were Her Pride and Joy and will continue to be.
Turn Your tears to smiles by remembering all of your wonderful Family memories. They will be forever in your hearts. She gave the fight of Her life for You and now You need to honor her and live Your lives to the fullest! Keep Your Hearts open and fill that gaping hole with the Love that She will send to each of You. Her Legacy will live on through You and the Good You do in Her Name.
All My Love, Lori
Bill and Dar
It’s not difficult to believe all the nice things all have said here about Sue. We didn’t know her, but if Glenn married her, she must have been special. Our condolances to what is a very, very nice family. Glenn, our thoughts are with you. Sorry we couldn’t be there for you.
Bill and Dar Hinrichs
i met Sue several years ago through Lori Bracci and the few times we got together we had such good laughs. She loved her family and friends with all her heart.. It is so sad to see her leave us at such a young age. She will always be remembered in our hearts!!! God Bless to her family!!!
Sue didn’t talk much during her battle with breast cancer but we texted each other often to check in with each other. She was struggling one day and she asked me if I thought she could beat the cancer. I told her “I know you can, you are Superwoman”. She laughed and said she didn’t feel so super. I insisted that she was strong in spirit and as long as she kept the faith, she would win her battle. Several months later, she finished her treatments and doctor’s deemed her cancer free. She had beaten it as I had said she would. Sue was the strongest person I have ever known and I will miss her terribly. She was my heroine on earth, and I am so happy for her that her struggles are over. I am certain that her example of love and courage will continue to be the shining light in our family. See you later Sue. I love you!
Glenn & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this most difficult time.
To Lori and all your family, we were saddened to read of your sister Susan passing on. Our prayers and sympathy go with you. Charlie and Sandy
Roberta Kozik Carpenter
I met Sue in High School and we became immediate friends. We
had many good times together and I will never forget her.
I will be lighting a candle in Sue’s memory in Church on Sunday.
My deepest sympathy to her family.
My husband Ron worked with Glenn briefly at G.E. and was saddened to hear the news as well.
Ron & Roberta Kozik Carpenter
Dianne Koperniak Skrocki
To all of Sue’s family.
I was a very good friend of Sue’s in high school. She was such a fun loving person. I am sorry that we didn’t keep in touch when she moved to NY. My heart goes out to you Glen, Christopher & Chelsea. Cherish the memories and know that she will be watching over you every second. My deepest Sympathy and know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Bye my friend, you will always be in my heart.
Love, Dianne Skrocki
Glenn and family
Such a loss, at such an early age. This malady touches many families. As you progress through this trying time, remember– when there is no way out , thank God, there is a way UP.
Now you and I have one more life event in common. Grace of the Lord be with you and your family.
From all your friends and colleagues in New Mexico, please know that you have our deepest sympathy and that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss.
I am So Sorry for your loss. I have so many fond Memories of Sue when we growing up. I remember her smile the most. She was beautiful inside and out. I am sure that she and my mom are catching up on the old times. God Bless…My sincerest sympathies and Prayers are with all that feel her loss.
Please accept our deepest condolences.
The Andriakos Family
The best….. simply the best. Miss her so much!!
To the family,
My deepest sympathy. I remember little Susan sweetly, growing up as I did with her sisters Linda and Lori, who lived across the road from me for many years. Many fond memories. I miss you all and Susan I will pray for you.