BURNETT, Susan Platt
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Susan Platt Burnett died Friday, December 31st at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek California. Sue had moved to Northern
California in 2010 to be closer to her family.
Sue, as everyone knew her, was a wonderful wife, mother and an outstanding community volunteer. She was an active Junior League member, using her finance talents as Treasurer, and chairing several major projects. After six years in NYC where she worked for Stair & Co. as a sales specialist in 18th & 19th century English antiques, she returned to the Pasadena area where she used these talents in volunteering for the Huntington Hospital. She helped develop the Huntington Collection for the hospital and used her finance and furniture appraisal skills to develop a strong Estate Sales program there.
Her experience in NYC and estate sales led to her interest in becoming a certified appraiser. She received her certificate in personal property and was an active appraiser for many years.
She was very proud of her one year commitment on the Los Angeles Grand Jury from 1994-95. She was nominated and selected, and served as recording secretary for the year.
Sue was also very active in the Pasadena Art Alliance. She served first as Treasurer, and then in 2002 took a full year commitment to chair the Treasure Sale, an event held only every five years due to the effort of time and energy by many members. It was a great success. She was active with the Art Alliance until her move to Northern California.
In addition, Sue was an active member of LACMA, and served on the Board of Directors of Casa de las Amigas, a recovery home for women.
Born in New York in 1937, Sue moved many times making lots of friends and experiencing many different parts of the country with her sister Teddy and parents Elizabeth and E.P.
She graduated from Stanford University in 1959, and moved to New York where she worked for Bloomingdales. It was there that she met her wonderful husband of 45 years, Ted. They moved from New York to California with their two small children, Chip and Cindy in 1966 and made their home there until 1980. They then lived in Bronxville NY and New York City, returning to California in 1986. Ted passed away in May of 2006.
Sue is survived by her son Chip (T.S. Burnett III), wife Tess and son Casey; and daughter and family, Mark and Cindy Newton, Adam Teddy and Meg. She is also survived by her sister Teddy Murphy, her husband Steve and their family.
Memorial donations in Sue's honor may be made to the Senior Care Network/Huntington Collection, Huntington Memorial Hospital, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on Jan. 10, 2013