Suzan L. (Marquis) Pysher, 62, of Linesville, passed away, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence after a courageous 6 ½ year battle with amelanotic melanoma. She was born Feb. 5, 1950, in Pittsburgh. Suzan graduated from Baldwin High School in Pittsburgh in 1968. She then received her BA in History and MA in Education from Allegheny College. She earned her certification in special education for learning disabilities from John Carroll University. Also, Suzan had a supervision certification from Edinboro University. She joyfully spent her entire career as a special education teacher. She retired in June of 2007, as a learning support teacher with the Northwestern School District in Albion. Survivors include her loving husband, whom she married June 13, 1972, Dale J. Pysher; her parents, Edwin and Betty Marquis of Pittsburgh and Bonita Springs, Fla.; a son, Matthew J. Pysher and his partner Elizabeth Tenney of Calif.; eight siblings, Cheryl Marquis of Washington D.C., Nancy McNeil (Dalph) of Clarion, Craig Marquis (Nasema) of Arlington, Texas, Jeff Marquis and his partner, Victoria, of Irving, Texas, Jay Marquis, Linda Rohar and her late husband, Paul, Lauren Eheman (Larry), and David Marquis (Tammi) all of Pittsburgh; and 17 nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Hwy 6, Linesville. A gathering of friends and family will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Linesville Community Public Library, P.O. Box 97, Linesville, PA 16424, to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, PA 16335 or to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Please share a condolence for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.
10 entries | 2 photos
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 22, 2013