The Holiday doesn't seem right without the Q. But her little bright light still shines! The memories warm our hearts.
Hear ye, hear ye - Sue the Q, lives and loves forever. Cherish the treasure she gave us all - her gift of being genuine, eloquent, forever the adventurer and always my pal. I say 'ENJOY THAT CHOCOLATE CAKE SUE Q" - THERE IS MORE! thank you for telling my heart your story. love always, cj
This week I treated one of your old clients, Sue. He called me back to say I "fixed" him. I think I had help.....
Thought a lot about you today as I went through some old photos. I remember our antique shopping sprees and the time that dealer and I spent making you realize you needed to buy that great dinning table and chairs. We had some fun times--I miss you so much. Margaret
My dear Sue
Fiona our cat passed away suddenly last week. Death is such a hard thing to accept knowing that this is it. It's final, no more, finished. What I am learning slowly is that it is not just an ending but another beginning and one of which I am not truly aware. Clinging to what was is not living fully. And Sue, I believe that you lived fully, in the moment, or at least strived for this experience. I miss you just the same as I cling to my memories. I can imagine you hanging out with Fiona now. I am sure she is in good hands, yours! Love you sue-Q!
Sue was always so supportive, wise, encouraging and accepting. She was a wonderful mentor for me for years. I strive to be like she was to others.
I feel her love and support - encouraging me in new endeavors. I am always grateful to have had her in my life!
always so warmly in our thoughts. thankful for such good memories. missing you...
Your light will never go out. I see the light that was inside you and that is now shining on the world, making it a brighter one today. Namaste!
In loving memory we keep a candle always lit in our hearts.
I dreamed of Susie last night. She was wearing a long one piece, neck to ankles white dress(The stretchy type that clings to your body). It made her seem very tall. There were patterns of big black roses in full bloom on the dress and of course she had a matching umbrella and hat that I assumed she made herself. She had on very shiny black clogs that seemed impenetrable to dust. I wondered how she kept them so clean? She seemed preoccupied but happy and very beautiful. I look forward to more dreams like this.
We sure missed Sue this first holiday without her lovely presence. We lit candles and shared memories and found joy in her memory. She always made the holiday merry!
Happy belated BDay Sue - thinking of you.
a joyful, powerful,enerjetic soul that still inspires me to be real .bless us all...
Happy Birthday, Dear Sue. Wish you were here to blow out all these candles.
Sue, I love you. I miss your laugh but can still hear it when it's quiet. Your light will never go out.
I surely do miss you, girl. I knew I could share anything with you, and it would stay private. We had a tight connection, and I wish you were still here. You are a bright light.
You lit up many lives, Sue, with your smile, enthusiasm, and love....
Sue was a blessed light in our lives. I was honored to be her sister.
I will always think of her as Wonder Woman. And it's no wonder she is so missed...
Sue lived life well! I am grateful to have been a part of that life for the time we had together. We keep her memory in our hearts especially on her birthday this Sept. 2.
Sue was a dear friend of our stepmom Pam. We only met her a few times, but during those times it was apparent that she was a unique, kind, and generous person. We can't thank her enough for all she had done for Pam (and us) during her time of illness and passing. I hope that Sue is at peace. Our condolences to her family and friends.
Kind eyes,easy smile and a genuine laugh. She shared these with us all.
Sue was the embodiment of a tender, caring and loving soul. One needed only to be in her company to realize her goodness. The cosmos is a better place for her being in it's fold, and the earth is a lesser place for having her no more. Rest in peace sweet woman.
Dear Mary, Rudy, Diane, Carol, June, Mark, and Chris,
Please accept heartfelt condolences from Ann Gassenheimer, Pat and Megan Gallagher.
May Sue's life of gracious giving be an example for all of us and a comfort to the most wonderfully together family I've ever had the good fortune to know.
Confident, calm and super cool is the way I would describe this wonderful woman who I met through friends. Sue had a certain aura that made people want to know her. I did not know her well but I know she will always be loved by many.
Sue, your Light continues to Shine on us all...
Our condolences to you and the family.
All our love,
the Herwitz family
Dearest Sue...Everytime I think of you ...I smile and remember many things: your wonderful fashion statements...your hats..I have one...yoga ...massage...we shared these...and your laugh...I will miss you...and am great full for the love and light you shared...with all of us...namaste
My memories of Sue will always be her being so striven for physical, mental and spiritual wellness. I feel her spirit will always be with us as we try to follow her example.
My dearest daughter. I am so glad to have had you in my life. You still inspire me with you unique love of life. I think of you often and will always love you. Bebe
Sue was a 'one-of-a-kind' person. I am happy that we got to know each other a little before she went on to her next adventure. I will be thinking of you all this Sunday...sending love and blessings, Jenna
When my son married Carol,Sue immediately considered me one of the Komater Family. She included me in all family activities. As years past we had personal long talks and became very close. It was such a privilege to know that she considered me a confidant. It breaks my heart to realize that her physical presence is no longer with us ,but her spirit will always be here. She loved the outdoors ,especially the beaches and the ocean, and so my comfort is in imagining her leaving us on a ship as it sails out of the harbor. We watch it sail out to sea and eventually disappear over the horizon." There she goes " we exclaim "she's gone" but where has she gone? And just at that moment there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout "Here she comes" I love you Sue Dr. Margaret Hewitt
Mary and Rudy, You will be in my thoughts and prayers at Sue's memorial service. What a beautiful way to celebrate her life. God Bless, Ruth Mays
sue was a magnificent friend and inspiration to me and my 5 children.she was joyful ,creative, thoughtful ,and insightful.the world was strengthened by her energy, and is depreciated by her loss.i will remember her always. lee roth[leebus]
I am still in shock. Sue has been a great therapist and friend with unending patience. I will miss her but take comfort in her words and kindness that be with me forever.
When I first met Sue I felt a warm and natural attraction toward her and her family. She radiated a energy of immediate mutual trust and she graciously shared a personal inner affinity to her healing presence. Much of Sue's legacy lives today in the care and time she dedicated to her family. There is no doubt Sue's state of divine temperament continues as a sustaining force in our world.
What a gorgeous photo of Sue sent with the announcement of her memorial service. So much love comes from me to all of you Komaters. I am afraid that I will not be in the country on the day of this service, or I would be there. Please allow me to be there in spirit. I am sorry to miss the opportunity to be with Sue's loved ones. Blessings to you all! I think of you often, and of course I think of Sue as always....
It is with regret that I will be back in Connecticut and will miss the joyful celebration of Sue's life. She brought so much to anyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be missed. A bright light has been snuff from the world . Be at peace Carol Ann kolb
It is to my very great regret that I will have returned to Connecticut and will not be able to say"goodbye" to Sue .she was a marvel and I am so delighted that I had the privilege of knowing her albeit only for a short time ..she eas a beautiful person in both heart and soul and I truly mourn her loss Carol Ann Kolb
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Sue's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her wonderful family. Sue will always hold a special place in my heart. She is an angel. Sue was kind, gentle, loving, giving and oh so fun to be with. I miss you and I will love you forever!
Thinking of all you gave to me during our long friendship. I will always love you, and when I am being playful I will send you a beam from my heart, for we had so many fun and silly times together.
I will love you forever for making me feel so beautiful, always telling me that you admire me when it was me that admired you! You are one of the brightest spirits that I had the pleasure of exchanging energy with and I will smile and remember you always my friend. Thank you for gracing me with you powerful presence and giving so much of yourself to me always! You are beautiful and we will meet again on the bright side. One Love
she was really special to me, a customer of mine for 17 years..my thoughts & prayer's go out to her family & all of us that Loved her.
It has taken me a month to finally bring myself to say a few words to all Sue's family and friends. What a deep loss for all of us. Her generosity of spirit and special engagement with life will be so dearly missed. Sue gave us so much to remember for continued inspiration. It comforts me to think of you on the ultimate heavenly adventure.
I was a recent customer, but I loved Sue's massages. She was a sensitive, kind, loving person. We have all lost someone quite special.
Thinking of you, Q! Miss you!
I met Sue and her sister Carol when I was a child. They were camping at the Port St. Joe campground when me and my family were therre. My parents being hippie type people always connected with the younger generation grew to love them. They became part of our family and even visisted us in St. Louis several times. I visisted her in 1995 at her Tampa home when she was still married to David. She was allways hospitable. She made us some flounder David had caught that day. She will forever be in my childhood mem ories as well as my adult memories. Cynthia Roth
The idea that Susie could be out of reach is difficult to understand. My condolences to the whole world who have lost this amazing spirit, and especially to her crazy, creative, loving family who taught us so much about loving and accepting. I met Sue and Carol on a camping trip in Florida almost 40 years ago. Since then, there have been many connections, many stories, much amazement at one another's antics, and great appreciation for family and friends and steadfast love. So the love continues, for Sue, for Carol, for all those wondrous Komaters and for the capacity to truly love life even when it isn't what we wished for. Thank you, Susie, for all the lessons and joy! I hope your spirit is still hanging round and at peace....
Jean Roth Jacobs
"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles." - Washington Irving
Sue was kind and also strong; she was wise while a seeker of truth; masterfully skilled but always learning; beautiful to behold but always humble; delighted at the world as well as hurt by it; listened completely and then gave pearls of wisdom from her heart...she was an angel on earth who lived her life as an example for us all. I will miss and love her always. Goodbye dear friend.
I first met Sue and her sister Carol when we were all in our 20's. Little hippie girls. They lived together in a house in Sulphur Springs in Tampa and I went there for a "pot-luck". The last time I saw Sue, was a year and a half ago. She invited my sister, Paula, and me to her Hyde Park home for lunch and tea. She made is very special with the way she set her table. She was my sister Paula's friend for 30 years.
I wish my condolences to everyone who loved Suzy Q. I love you all. The Buddhists say not to mourn a passing because the Soul will stay close trying to be with loved ones and slow her ascension. Celebrate the time we had with this beautiful person, and let her be blessed. Suzy Q, I love you.
Allen "The Ballen" Moffatt
I can not believe she is gone. I always hoped to see her again. We went to high school together and the last time I saw her was at our ten year class reunion. We had some good times. My prayers go out to you family and friends. I will miss her.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Komater family. We just can't imagine what Mary and Rudy must feel loosing one of their children. We hope and prayer healing hearts happen soon.
Love, Bette and Elliot Bell
I am saddened by this news for the Komater family. They are & were a lively family with 4 daughters/3 sons who loved & laughed each day when we were kids in Gadsden Alabama. They welcomed me into their home & Sue was always kind & fun & creative as they all are. Please know the Komater family is in my thoughts & prayers now. Our hearts go out to you all.
I spent time with Sue for only a week during a trip to SF with her brother, Paul, SIL Debbie and our friend, Lynn, in 2008. Meeting this joyful, blythe spirit was enough to make an impression on me. I will remember her always as a funny, free-spirited soul who turned me on to these awesome Teva sneakers I bought as soon as I got home. I'll never forget our trek down to Big Sur and stopping in Carmel and photographing her and Debbie on the beach striking silly yoga-like poses.
Sue has returned to a plane of light and energy which we will all return to someday. She has found her bliss. She has moved onto the next great adventure.
My time knowing her was so brief, but she will always be unforgettable.
I am so saddened that such a beautiful soul has left our world. I will always remember Sue helping me with physical therapy after my accident. She helps me everyday when I do the exercises she taught me to realign my body. I remember her as a strong confident woman who inspired me to be the same. She helped us all to be more than we thought we could be. Thank you Sue.
Blessings on your journey, sweet one!
I am so sad and shocked to hear of Sue's passing. I loved her and considered her a dear friend, even though our paths had drifted away from each other in the past few years. She was such a beautiful woman - creative, playful, a true healer and seeker. She was a soul sister. My heart goes out to the Komater family for your loss. She was a beautiful light and inspiration and she will be sorely missed. May our memories of her bring comfort to us all.
Sue was a seeker, always wondering about the whys in life and how to embrace all the nuances that makes life life. She taught me to be a better listener by listening,a better friend by being a great friend and most of all a better person by being the best.Thank you Sue for being you xoxox
This little light of Sue's,
We're gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine,
Let it shine!
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
What a gift for the boldest creativity and the gentlest thoughtfulness, for bringing life and love to others--that has to carry on and on. Sue, thank you.
What a beautiful, joyful, loving, generous, creative, and courageous soul...a unique treat for all of us whose lives she touched. She will be missed by so many here, but I trust that greater adventures await her on the other side, and our connections are immortal.
I am so sorry to hear about Susan.I know your hearts are broken and I will be praying for you all.I went to school with Susan and Carol.
I am so very shocked and saddened by Sue's death. I was friends with Sue when we attended high school in Gadsden. She was so very much fun to hang around - I remember evenings when we would walk, talk, laugh and dance all through the neighborhood. I have wondered where her life journey took her and am not at all surprised that she lead a creative life -it sounds like it was no different as she grew older - still a spirit of fun and laughter. My heart goes out to her family and friends - her pictures look the same - long, dark hair, gorgeous, infectious smile. Blessings to all as you celebrate her life.
Blessings and prayers for the Komater family as they mourn the loss of Sue, yet rejoice in her new life. With all those who knew Sue as unique, loving and kind, I, too, am saddened that this world no longer is brightened by her presence. And so I light this virtual candle in her honor.
The Crisler family loved Sue and counted her a treasured part of our family. She influenced my children with her adventurous personality and wonderful wit and style. We are deeply saddened by her death at such a young age
I went to high school with Sue and happened to see this is the Birmgham News. I, too, am very saddened to hear of her death. She was always so sweet and liked by so many. I pray her family will have peace and that she will always be remembered by ones who knew her.
How can one be more authentic - whose life could be more consistent with their beliefs - than Sue? What an honor to have crossed paths with this brilliant, beautiful, peaceful, kind and gifted soul. Another testament to her goodness is how each person she touched is better off as a result. You are amazing, Sue. We will never forget you and all that you represent.
Beautiful, sweet, generous, strong & courageous, independent an admirable shining star. Feel blessed to have been a small part in her life. Rest in peace Sweet SueQ.
I heard today my heart broke.....open as I realize although it had been years, Sue lives large in my heart and life. A unique soul that could dance her booty off and kind to the core. I am saddened by her family and friends loss....I know she is doing great work in the Angelic Realm. Great Love Carol
Sue had the heart and wisdom of an old soul but the verve and charm of a teenage girl. It was so very easy to love her. In fact, I cannot recall ever arguing with her in our adult lives. To me she was generally so calm and confident, even through her last struggling days. I am both amazed and grateful for her and will cherish her memory for the rest of my life and beyond..........
RIP dear Sue. You passed from this physical realm, but you live on in our hearts and your hats. Thank you for being my friend for nearly 30 years, and thank you for being Chanse's "fairy godmother". Bless your big, bold, beautiful spirit!
You are forever in my heart. I couldn't forget you if I tried. Thank you for everything. I love you,
Sue was my world and she filled it with love, joy and happiness. She was the best massage therapist ever. I can vouch for that because I am her mother.
As my older sister, Suzie-Q was inspirational to me. She was the strongest woman I knew—courageous and independent—yet also one of the gentlest.The Q abides!
Sue will always be a part of my heart. She was a true and loving friend. I learned so many wonderful things about life from her.
Sue was a special person, someone who you could never forget. She has remained in my heart for many many years. She will continue to be in my heart forever.