ADAMS, Susan Early, age 68, passed away October 17, 2009, at Capital Hospice in Arlington, Va., after a long and courageous struggle against colon and liver cancer. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Mr. Wade Adams; and her sister, Mrs. Janice Laufer of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition, she is survived by nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews in Richmond, Va., Halifax, N.S., and Vancouver, Canada. Susan was born in Harrisonburg, Va., and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), Richmond, Va., in 1963. During her career, she worked as a hospitalist pharmacist at University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va., Richmond Memorial Hospital, Richmond, many years as Director of Pharmacy at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital, Arlington, Va., and as a staff pharmacist at Reston Hospital Center, Reston, Va. Susan loved her work as a pharmacist, but also enjoyed travel, gardening and keeping in touch with her many wonderful friends and associates throughout the country. A memorial service in her honor will be held at Demaine Funeral Home in Springfield on Friday, October 23, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to any animal welfare charity of their choice. Demaine Funeral Home Springfield, 5308 Backlick Rd., Springfield, Va., 703-549-0074.
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Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 20, 2009