Wendy Laster Suarez died as result of a tragic accident that occurred on March 15th. She was born in Florence, SC. After college, she moved to Sarasota, where she met her husband, Frank Suarez. Wendy was an Assistant Principal at Jessie P. Miller Elementary School. She enjoyed running and cycling and recently completed a half marathon. Wendy is survived by her husband, Frank; children Frankie (18) and Emilie (15); her parents, Keith and Jo Laster of Goose Creek, SC her brother Greg of Jupiter, FL; sister, Casey Mawani of Goose Creek, SC as well as a large extended family. A funeral mass will be held at Church of St. Patrick's, 7900 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota, FL, 34241, at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 23, 2013 with a celebration of life to follow at 2:30PM at Jessie P. Miller Elementary School, 601 43rd Street, West Bradenton, FL, 34209. A 5k memorial race will be held in Wendy's honor on May 11th, for details call (941)741-3300. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund is being set-up to channel funds for charity and college funds for the children.