Susan Kay Schabacker

Susan Kay Schabacker, age 64, of Erie, passed away on November 4, 2012, at the Village at Luther Square. She was born in Erie on October 15, 1948, the daughter of the late Kay Sprickman Schabacker and Darrow Schabacker of Garden Court. She graduated from the Strong Vincent Class of 1966. She was a soloist in the Strong Vincent Choir. She also was a graduate of the Ora White School of Voice, Carnegie School of Dance, Carnegie School of Drama, and the Mary Tarci School of Acting, all of New York City. She was a singer, entertainer, and a former airline stewardess. She was the female lead in "The Fantastics" in Myrtle Beach, New York, and locally. She was the Principal in "Mary, Mary" and a feature player in "See How They Run." She was a soloist in multiple local TV and radio shows. She was employed by a number of casinos in Las Vegas. She also traveled extensively around the world with her parents in their travel business "Kay Schabacker Tours." Survivors include two sisters, Mary E. Schabacker of Cranesville, and Margot J. Hindley of California; dear friends John and Kris Petulla of Erie; an aunt and several cousins. Friends are invited to a memorial service to be held on Monday, November 12th, at 11:30 a.m. at the Community United Church, 1011 West 38th St., officiated by Rev. Richard Moyer. Private burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Burton Westlake Funeral Home & Crematory, 3801 West 26th Street, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to the ANNA Shelter, 1555 E. 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511 or the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 3930, Erie, PA 16508. Send condolences at

Funeral Home

Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory - West Lake
3801 W. 26th St. Erie, PA 16506
(814) 838-0596

Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 7, 2012