Susan Ann Piper
1975 - 2021
BORN
1975
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Walter J. Kent Funeral Home
858 Lake Street
Elmira, NY
Susan Ann Piper

Pine City - Age 64 of Pine City, NY. She was born November 8, 1956 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Peter and Florence (Senkow) Ball and passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 after an extended illness. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Ronald Ball; brother-in-law Richard Piper and sister-in-law Debra Kinner. Sue is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Lawrence; children Christina Piper Kager of Corning and Daniel (Jocelyn) Piper stationed at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom; grandchildren Delilah and Rowan Kager, Jacob, Grace and Jedidiah Piper; sisters Barbara Repsher of Elmira, Patricia Comfort of Aniston, AL, Linda Kulago of Fassett, PA, Marilou (William) Pierson of Palm Coast, FL and Annmarie (Peter) Streff of Burke, VA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law James and Carol Piper of Elmira, Donna and Mike Murphy of Ithaca, Frank Piper of Ithaca along with many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. While Sue's life had many colors, one of the brightest was her compassion. From the days of her childhood, she was known as the peace-maker. Whether an acquaintance or close family member, she spoke to everyone like they were family, with genuine interest in them. Without fail, she went out of her way for the countless others that she placed above herself. If feeling discouraged in her presence, she would seek you out and, with laughter and tears, lift your spirit with wise words and her beautifully warm smile of understanding. Even a brighter color of Sue's life was her love of family. There is no greater or more pure love than the love that Sue possessed and demonstrated for her husband, children, and grandchildren. That love, which existed to the exclusion of concern for her own well being, was looked upon by others with awe. She was an inspirational example of what a wife, mother, and grandmother should be, as well as "second" mother to many. The brightest color of Sue's life was her faith in God. As gentle and loving as she was, her faith was fierce. All who knew her describe her as a true, strong, and unwavering woman of faith. This was manifested and made most obvious by her gallant and graceful journey through her most difficult times, during which she was often the giver of encouragement rather than the receiver of it. She never complained and was always in a place of peace, expressing her confidence that all was part of God's plan. We know that Sue is now preparing a place for those she loves, just as she did on earth, where peace and joy and love abounds. In the meantime although she will be painfully missed by all, Sue's tapestry will forever comfort those who were blessed enough to have known and loved her. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, June 11th from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 12th at 9:30 am at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Kevin's Guest House, 782 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203 (https://kevinguesthouse.com), which serves as a second home for countless families whose loved ones have been devastated by cancer.



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Published by Star-Gazette from Jun. 8 to Jun. 10, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jun
11
Funeral service
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Walter J. Kent Funeral Home
858 Lake Street, Elmira, NY
Jun
12
Funeral service
9:30a.m.
Victory Highway Wesleyan Church
150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY
Jun
12
Funeral service
11:30a.m.
St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery
623 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY
Jun
12
Graveside service
11:30a.m.
St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery
623 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY
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12 Entries
Larry and family, I am so sorry for your lose of Sue. I worked with Sue at
Hill's Dept. Store, many years ago. She was a wonderful person and a great coworker. May God be with all of you, at this difficult time.
Jane A Wagner
June 11, 2021
Larry and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She seemed like a wonderful lady with a big heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Teresa Bedell
June 10, 2021
Larry and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Sue seemed to be such a bubbly person when she was watching Bryan and Kevin.
Larry Catlin
Friend
June 10, 2021
Neally-DeJong Company
June 10, 2021
Piper Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. I'm honored to have met Sue many years ago along with several phone conversations. What a Wonderful Lady, Heart and Compassion for her family and others were always evident. God Bless Sue, May She Rest in Peace.
Mike Siglin
Friend
June 10, 2021
Larry, Dan, and Family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of Sue. She was a very special person who served as an example for all of us to emulate. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Sincerely, Prayers, and God Bless Always,
Jayne and Coach D'Aloisio
June 9, 2021
Larry, Dan and Christy,
I'm so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She was such a sweet and special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Amy Pencola
Friend
June 9, 2021
The Streff Brothers
June 9, 2021
Dear Larry and family,

I loved Sue and have prayed for her often. I loved being heart-heart- partners with her for eleven years. We had so many special times together. She was a special lady and her love for her family and for God was very evident to all. So good to know she now is at home with God and we will see her again someday. God bless you.
Carol Ward
Friend
June 9, 2021
Larry and Family,
I am so sorry to read about Sue’s passing. She was always so nice and kind whenever I would see her. I often would see her at the nail salon in Big Flats and we would have a nice visit and catch up on what was going in our lives. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Maxine Condon
Maxine Condon
Friend
June 9, 2021
How sorry I am that Sue and her family had to endure the devastating disease of cancer. I send Larry and her entire family my sincere condolences.
Eileen Bell
Friend
June 9, 2021
Larry and family,
Susie was such a special cousin. She truly made the world a better place. Always so positive and caring. She always was more concerned about others than herself. She will be deeply missed.
Terry and Bill Bush
Family
June 8, 2021
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