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SUYAMA, Amy Aiko April 26, 1961 to September 10, 2016 Amy Suyama died on a beautiful Sonoma County fall day, September 10, 2016, doing what she loved, riding her bike. She was on a 65-mile ride with the Tour De Fuzz. Amy loved so many people and so many things; she generated cheer at the grocery, the gym, the produce market, the bank, the hardware store, the bike store, wherever she went. Her quick sense of humor and her ridiculously bright smile, her warmth and care...she'd get your life story out of you whether you wanted to tell it or not. All you needed was a minute with her and she was yours. She adored her dogs, Sammy and Ray, Martha, Olive and Maizie, as well as the wild birds outside her window, "they're eating me out of house and home." She had an unending passion for her work in organic produce, marveling at the change of the seasons and the bounty of our farmers. She loved to cook for her friends. Her home was gorgeous and full of neatly arranged things that she loved. She was a loyal fan of the Warriors, especially Sean least for last season, she was a bit basketball player fickle. In her life, she was fiercely loyal and true, she'd pinch a penny to save two bucks and then give you a hundred. She leaves a vast and unique array of loved ones behind, especially Andy and Christine and Barbara and Carolina and her most beloved Mary. We were the lucky ones who shared her life for so many years. She also leaves behind her dear family, two sisters, Carol and Sara, and three brothers, Jon, Peter and Paul. She also leaves her dear mom, Virginia. We are all blessed by her being here and also by her leaving, hard as that is. Amy was one of a kind. She was not a saint, in fact, was very strong willed, but her beauty was in her heart, her all embracing heart. Those who were lucky enough to experience her love, even if for a minute, were forever touched. What a wild ride. "Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of is the price of love." Indeed. All of us welcome this deep sorrow for the deep pleasure of having known Amy Suyama. Donations can be made in her name to the Sonoma County Humane Society on Highway 12, in Santa Rosa. A celebration of Amy's life to be held at a later date.

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Published in Press Democrat from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, 2016.
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October 24, 2019
Amy is always in our hearts and on our minds. Love you, Amy
Chambers Donna
September 23, 2017
Amy, I miss you every second of every day.
July 8, 2017
Amy was my best friend. Sure I was 13 when she was taken but still. I loved her so much and I miss her every day. I wish she had been there to see my graduation. I got to see her every Thursday after school and she'd always play games with me and always said one day you're going to rule the world. I loved her with all my heart and I just wish I had gotten to say goodbye. I miss you Amy. I wish you were here.
Cristiana Moody
June 16, 2017
"Thinking if you in a different shade of blue"
Phyllis Moodie
June 14, 2017
The Dubs win!!!!
May 17, 2017
Amy...I miss you every day.
October 26, 2016
I know Amy when I lived in ca.we bonded right away.both from the east coast we had that connection.Always enjoyed the dinner parties,such laughter...Her energy and smile made you feel welcome.I will think of you and smile too.
Karen Lilac
October 26, 2016
Iknew Amy when I lived in Ca. we bonded right away.Both fron the East coast we had a connection.enjoyed the dinner parties...such laughter.Her energy and smile made you feel welcome.
I will think of you and smile too.
October 24, 2016
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
October 23, 2016
Every night I come home, my candle lights up right out my front door...are you here Amy?
October 20, 2016
The Todd Family will miss you. You were a great neighbor and went out of your way to please everyone. It is hard to look at your yard and not see you working in it and our visits over the fence with the all our dogs talking to each other. Heaven has gotten a little brighter.
Jan Todd
October 20, 2016
When there were thunder and lightning storms, me and Amy, as children, would open our bedroom windows, squeeze onto the sills and would watch, clap and squeal with glee. I do it as well today. (Well, as a semi adult, I just go outside). I cry for your beautiful life interrupted. I miss your presence. I love you, Carol

P.S. Are you in pet heaven with Pokey and Scamper?
October 20, 2016
our time was too short, I'll miss you always
October 20, 2016
our time was too short, I'll miss you forever
October 20, 2016
What more can be said about a life so lived? Amy, as your obituary so beautifully states, I was one of the lucky ones who got to spend some time with you. You have changed me and I truly believe your spirit will live within me forever. You have impacted so many from coast to coast. Thank you for the precious gift of being you. I love you.
Donna Chambers
October 19, 2016
Will always miss you. Mostly in April and October. Thanks for being my buddy.
Love Gail
October 19, 2016
We have lost a most amazing human being and my friend. Tuesday and Friday's will never be the same. May the wind be always at your back Amy. Your smile, grace and heart will never be forgotten.
Your friend Steve Lind & Suzanne
October 18, 2016
There a huge hole in the world Suyummy. I am sorry that this photo makes your face look so were loved by so many. What a legacy. Love from Bubba.
Barbara Iannoli
October 18, 2016
Aunt Amy,

I'm so happy I had the chance to reconnect with you a few years ago. It was obvious that you were loved by your friends. I clearly remember laughing and feeling completely relaxed around you. You will be dearly missed by so many.

With love,
October 18, 2016
Amy at the fence
Barbara Iannoli
October 18, 2016
You lived a good life and have set an example for others. Thank you for the times we spent together Amos. I'll miss you so much.
Brother Jon
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