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MUNTNER, Sue 53, of St. Petersburg died on June 17, 2014 after a short but intense battle with lung cancer. Sue is survived by her adoring parents, sister, and sister-in-law: Elaine and Sam Muntner, Marla Muntner, and Laurie Collins, all of Virginia; her girlfriend Jana Moalli, of St. Petersburg; and many caring friends and relatives across the country. Sue was a graduate and employee of Eckerd College. In addition to her wry sense of humor, Sue will be remembered for her many admirable traits - including her creativity and passion for culinary pursuits, her love of music, and her integral place in the local craft beer community. An enthusiastic observer of the natural world, Sue had a special passion for protecting birds, and she spent many seasons as a volunteer tracking and rescuing least terns near her home in St. Petersburg. Sue's family asks that you pause to remember Sue when you see shore birds and other natural beauty. And, for those who want to do something more tangible, please consider making a donation in Sue's memory to the Suncoast Hospice ( where Sue and her family received excellent care and guidance during Sue's final days.

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Published in Tampa Bay Times on Jun. 20, 2014.
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June 29, 2014
Sue cooking at Cayo Costa...Still can't believe she has left us. Condolences and peace to Sue's family and Jana. I won't ever forget her kindness..
Julie Lundgren
June 24, 2014
Sue was always a kind and gentle soul. So sad to hear of her passing. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to her family.
Kelly Carter
June 24, 2014
Dearest Elaine, Sam, and little Marla,
How sorry I was to read about Sue in the newspaper. She and I had some wonderful "adventures" back in high school! When I think back on all the times we spent together, I smile, as I hope you can too. Attending CHS's football games, making it through Mr. Parker's Bio class,as well as attending my church youth group together, are just a few fabulous memories that come to my mind when thinking of Sue. My favorite memory is when Sue and I were concocting our next "adventure", which would take place at any hour of the day or night,she wore her smiling-fun-loving, front-space-toothy smile when we finally figured it out!! That smile of hers ALWAYS made me laugh, even as I recall it now!
Please know that I am praying for God's Peace to touch each of your hearts. And, please smile and be happy for all of the zany "adventures" Sue shared with me.
Suzanne Martin Bryant
June 24, 2014
Sue was a wonderful woman with a great sense of humor. We had some memorable times in old Dunedin. I had not seen her in many years but always thought of her as a good friend. May you rest in peace and may god bless your family.
Michael Pallotta
June 23, 2014
I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Sue's passing. We have so many years of great memories. Sadly, time and distance separated us but I will remember her wonderful spirit, always.
Jay Stricker
June 21, 2014
Dear Elaine, Sam and family
We are so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. Please accept our condolences...cannot imagine how difficult it must be to lose a child, a beautiful daughter. From all accounts, she was loved not only by her family but by many friends and anyone who knew her. Take care! Love, Lois and Rich Corwin
June 21, 2014
My condolences to family and friends. I am sorry for your loss.
James Goetsch
June 21, 2014
Sue was special. A real genuine person. She was fun to be with, easy to talk to and enjoyed all life's simple pleasures. I vacationed with her and Jana at the 30A music fest and am so glad I have the memory of our time together and seeing her really enjoying every day to the max. A lesson we can all learn from. She really appreciated others and the beauty in every day. My deepest sympathy to her family. And to my sister Jana...peace and prayers....
Paula Flynn
June 21, 2014
I have not seen Sue in years and I was saddened to hear of her passing. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
June 21, 2014
Dear Elaine and Sam,
I was so sorry to learn that Sue has passed away. I have happy memories of all of you from our years in Del Oro Groves and many happy memories with Sue when we were junior high and high school kids. I always liked and enjoyed Sue; she was a well loved part of our neighborhood teen and school groups. I am sad that Sue has passed so young. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Lynne Borsuk
Lynne Borsuk
June 20, 2014
Thank you for all the great memories of those wonderful "Dunedin Days" in the '80s. RIP friend.
Felicia Wine
June 20, 2014
She had a glow about her and a great smile. Very sad to hear of her passing. Been reflecting a lot today. I knew her during the Kelly 's/Sabal's era. My sympathy for her survivors.
April Vaillancourt
June 20, 2014
I had the honor of graduating with Sue at Eckerd College. I can say she was one of the most kind, caring, and funny people I have met. She always could make my day better with a joke. Although I only knew her for a short period of time, I will miss her dearly.
Ryan Appold
June 20, 2014
Everyone who knew Sue, loved her! I will always remember her laugh and her great sense of humor. I enjoyed the classes I had with Sue at Eckerd College and loved working with her in the PEL office. I'm truly thankful to have known her. My thoughts are with her family and loved ones. May lovely memories of Sue help you through the days ahead.
Janelle Holder
June 20, 2014
She will be greatly missed in beer community in Tampa. We always enjoyed spending time with her.
Jennifer and Rodney Sedillo
June 20, 2014
Much Sympathy
Richard Syc,Jr
June 20, 2014
So many fun memories. I can still hear Sue's laugh. I will think of her each time I see the Least Terns.

Soar high Sue, and I hope the suds flow freely.
Eileen McGarry
June 20, 2014
I fondly remember her always with a smile. Taken far too early and will be deeply missed by many. RIP.
Carol Dekkers
June 20, 2014
Rest in peace Sue, you will be missed immensely.
Jason Wirges
June 20, 2014
I will miss all of the laughs we had in PEL and Financial Aid over the years while I was visiting you on IT calls. It's going to be less fun without you here with us.
Andy Glynn
June 20, 2014
Sue was an amazing student, volunteer and friend! She did so much for the birds - she will be missed and thought of frequently.
Elizabeth Forys
June 20, 2014
Kelly's first waitress, 25 years ago. Sue set the stage for our success and will be missed.
Kathy Carlson
June 20, 2014
My heart to the family for your loss. May we all carry her love of life with us everyday.
Terri Schirtz-Burke
June 20, 2014
Sue, you will be missed by many ! You will always be in the the hearts of all who knew you !!!
Bill Adams
June 20, 2014
I will keep fond memories of our years of school together. Passing funny notes in ninth grade laughing. Bumping into each other again in the 90's to continue as if never losing time; you saved the note and passed it back..laughing. I will keep it close.
In sadness and sympathy,
Dell Kelleher
Dell Kelleher
June 20, 2014
My heart is saddened by the loss of a colleague and friend. Her smile, her wit, her caring for nature's smallest creatures will be missed. But the shadow of her smile will remain in our hearts.
Dr. Pat Watkins
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