Susan Smith Baber Pembleton, 58, of Harveys Lake passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Hospice Community Care after a lengthy illness.
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She was born Oct. 17, 1954, in Wilkes-Barre, and was the daughter of the late Raymond B. Smith and Beverly Smith-Meeker, formerly of Forty Fort.
She was preceded in death by her nephew, Raymond Kilduff.
Susan graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School and attended Penn State University.
She began her gemology career at the GIA Lab in New York City certifying diamonds. Susan's artistic talents and knowledge of precious gems were displayed in the jewelry she designed and showcased in her business, Wrap It Up! Jewelers.
Her love of animals is continued through her daughter, Alyson, who is in veterinary school.
Susan is survived by her daughter, Alyson Baber, currently in Ireland studying; her sister, Linda Loughlin and husband, Skip, Cape May, N.J.; her extended family through her stepfather, Robert Meeker, Illinois; nephews, Dr. Patrick Kilduff and wife, Erin, Dallas; Lynn Kilduff, Kingston; and Matthew Loughlin and wife, Jillian, Cape May, N.J.; and nieces, Jane Kilduff-Molino and husband, Michael Molino, Shavertown; and Sarah Loughlin and fiance, Jerry Benson, Wilkes-Barre. She is survived by five grandnieces and grandnephews. She is also survived by her ex-husbands and friends, Lee Baber and Bernard Pembleton.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. The memorial service at 11 a.m. wil be conducted by the Rev. James Pall, with interment at Memorial Shrine Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and for her love of animals, donations may be given to the SPCA.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 7, 2012