Susan Bernhardt
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Susan Moss Bernhardt VIRGINIA BEACH - Susan Moss Bernhardt, 50, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Norfolk, July 18, 1961 and was a graduate of Norfolk Collegiate School and James Madison University. After college she had a professional career with the State Bureau of Banking and later worked as a fundraiser at William & Mary College. After the birth of her sons, she enjoyed being a mother and an active volunteer at her children's schools. Susan and her family lived in Las Vegas for several years before returning to Virginia Beach six years ago to be closer to family. Susan is survived by her husband, John Carter Bernhardt; two sons, John and Carter; her mother, Jane Miller Byrd; her father, Thomas Warren Moss Jr. and wife Norma. She is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth Moss Adamson and husband Guy; her brother Thomas Warren Moss III and wife Ashby; nieces, Emily and Laura Adamson; and nephews, Warren and Trent Moss. She was predeceased by her stepfather, Dr. William E. Byrd. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Galilee Episcopal Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Oct. 20, 2011.
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October 26, 2011
Carter, it has been a long time since I have seen you, but please know that my heart goes out to you and your boys over the loss of Susan. I hope that the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Love, Caroline McAlpine Alterman
Caroline McAlpine Alterman
October 20, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. What a wonderful woman Susan was, and how much she will be missed by all those whose lives she touched. With sympathy, John and Lynn Jansen and family: Samantha, Ashleigh, and Jack
Lynn Jansen
October 20, 2011
Susan became a co-worker of mine but more than that, she became my friend. I will remember her as a loving,giving, beautiful person that enriched my life every day we were together. She will be deeply missed.
Bonnie Posey
October 20, 2011
There are no words to bring you comfort,but we believe she was a courageous and selfless lady, and we believe she no longer in pain and is in a better place -the Alcaraz Fanily
Bernadette Alcaraz
October 20, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with Carter, the kids, and the larger family. I hope you feel our love and support as you mourn this loss.
David Saunier
October 20, 2011
Our fondest thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Susan was a wonderful young woman and mother. Our love to each one. Shirley and Reggie Powell
Shirley Powell
October 20, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. She always had a bright smile and loved her family so much.

She will be missed.
Cindy Bagley
October 20, 2011
I knew Susan only briefly, but she touched me very deeply with her courage and love of life. I know how much she will be missed by all of her family and friends. My prayers are with all of you.
Linda Theurer
October 20, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless each and every one. Life can be so short but always remembered
Missie Owens Alcorn
October 20, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family for my former high school classmate.

May Carter and the kids find comfort in the prayers for his family.
Ric Futterman
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