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Susan Kantrowitz


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Susan Kantrowitz Obituary
December 16, 1952 - April 10, 2016 Susan Kantrowitz "Kantro," 63, was born and raised in Wash., D.C., lived in Sierra Madre, CA, from 1977-1994; New Orleans, LA, for 5 years; Mt. Lemmon, AZ, in 1998 & Cave Creek, AZ, since 1999. She became a raptor advocate after rescuing an injured Great Horned Owl in her Cave Creek yard. She was responsible for the installation of many raptor perches, to prevent electrocution, on top of power poles in her neighborhood. Susan published articles highlighting the problem and helped produce a brochure on how to aid an electrocuted raptor. She was the major affiant in a local grassroots environmental organization trying to save 605 acres of pristine Sonoran desert from development. The court case, involving a potentially endangered species (the ferruginous cactus pygmy owl), delayed development for 7 years & set a precedent for other environmental groups to use affecting the fate of all wildlife on land facing destruction. Susan worked as an artist as her health allowed. Her handcrafted beads, jewelry & metal works sold in AZ & New Orleans galleries. Susan loved her parrots Alex & Nigel, her dog Charley, music, animals, hiking, making art, photography & spending time with family & friends. She is deeply missed. Susan is survived by her mother, Bernice Kantrowitz, sisters Judy (Michael) Lefton & Mindy (William) Burns. Her father, Seymour Kantrowitz, preceded her in death. Donate in her memory to AZ Basset Hound Rescue in Phoenix or peaceandpaws.org.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 24, 2017
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