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Suzanne Peterson Varimbi

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Suzanne Peterson Varimbi 76, of Berwyn PA passed away on Friday, November 9, 2012. Suzanne was the wife of the late Joseph Varimbi, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus at Bryn Mawr College. Suzanne was born in Jamestown, New York where she attended Jamestown High School. After Suzanne graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wilson College in 1958, she attended graduate school at Bryn Mawr College where she received her Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry in 1963. Suzanne taught at Rosemont College from 1966 until her recent retirement in 2011. Suzanne was a longtime member of All Saints Church in Wynnewood, PA. Professor Varimbi will be remembered by generations of students as an inspired and gifted teacher and mentor; as well as her particular fondness as Suzie, Sue, Mom, Dr. V, or Grandma. She was a dedicated wife, sister, mother, friend and grandmother who inspired all whose lives she touched with her beautiful mind, practical sensibility and perhaps most of all, her integrity. Suzanne will be missed deeply by her family, friends and colleagues. She is survived by three daughters: Carol, Martha (James) Ryan & Sara (Jeff) Hunt; 4 grandchildren: Samantha and Maxim Hunt, Conor and Aidan Ryan; 3 siblings: John Peterson, Nancy Meserole & Charlie Peterson. Funeral Services are private by the request of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Suzanne's honor to: Neighborhood Hospice, 795 East Marshall Street, Suite 204, West Chester, PA 19380, 610-696-6511. Arrangements are with Alleva Funeral Home, Inc., Paoli, PA.

Published in Main Line Media News on Nov. 17, 2012
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