STEWARTSTOWN Susan J. Bollinger passed away on Wednesday November 21, 2012, at home. Susan was born in Rome, New York on August 20, 1962. She graduated from Redlands, High School, California, in 1980. Susan received her Bachelors Degree in Special Education from Wright State University in Ohio and her Masters Degree in Education from McDaniel College in Maryland. She was the former President of the Harford County Reading Council-State of Maryland International Reading Association Council and an alumna of Alpha Zi Delta Sorority. Susan was a dedicated mother whose activities in the community and through her daughter's school activities reflected that. She cherished and enjoyed her role as "Nana" to grandson, Kieran. As a dedicated educator for over 25 years, Susan positively influenced her many students with her creativity and teaching energy and with her enthusiasm for reading. She was a huge Baltimore Orioles fan, loved to travel, read, line-dance, volksmarch and wine-tasting. Preceded in death by great-grandparents, three grandparents, uncle Dale, brother John, and nephew Jimmy. She is survived by husband, Bob; daughter, Jennifer and son-in-law, Keith Frost, and grandson, Kieran; stepson, Tom; parents, Virgil (Dean) and Marilynn Kempton; sisters, Debbie, Vicki, Mary, and Becky; grandmother, Edna Lenz; four brothers-in -law; several nieces and nephews, and many great-aunts, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Dubs Union Church, 1958 Dubs Church Road, Hanover, with Pastor Neale Wirtanen and Rev. Craig A. Lantz officiating. A time to share memories and an opportunity to view will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen, Md. A second viewing will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at St. Paul's Dubs Union Church, Hanover. Burial will be in St. Paul's Dubs Cemetery, Hanover. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Harford County Reading Council, Atten: Carol Graham, 1205 Glastonbury Way, Bel Air, MD 21014. To share memories of Susan Bollinger and view a video tribute please visit www.wetzelfuneralhome.com The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood, And the LORD sits as King forever. The LORD will give strength to His people, The LORD will bless His people with peace. Ps 29:10-11 (NKJV)
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Published in Evening Sun on Nov. 23, 2012