Thrasher, Suzanne "Sue" COXSACKIE Suzanne "Sue" Thrasher, 77 of Coxsackie, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2020, after a brief illness. She was born to the late Irvin and Edith Thrasher in Bloomington, Ind. Sue graduated from University High School in Bloomington in 1960, and received a B.S. in business education from Indiana University in 1964. She was married to Peter Wissel Jr. from 1964 to 1985. She is survived by daughters, Sonia Salari of Herriman, Utah, and Leila Tredemeyer (Chris Bolsmann) of Los Angeles; granddaughters, Leila Salari of Salt Lake City, and Rana Salari of Herriman; brother Tim Thrasher (Beth) of Bloomington, Ind.; niece Amanda Thrasher of Indianapolis; and many cousins, whose love and friendship she cherished. Sue adored animals and was a loving caregiver to numerous dogs over the years, most recently Harry and Bambie. She had many lifelong friends who were very important to her. Sue worked for Albany Medical Center Oncology Department and for many years at the University at Albany in the Department of Economics and the Center for Policy Research. After retiring, she spent several summers working at the Bronck Museum for the Greene County Historical Society. She enjoyed sharing information about early Dutch settlements in upstate New York with visitors to the museum. She had an enduring love of the Hudson River, and volunteered as the newsletter editor for many years with the North River Friends of Clearwater through the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater non-profit environmental protection organization. Her favorite singer was Pete Seger, an activist who sang live folk music concerts on the Clearwater. She owned riverfront property in New Baltimore and had a home built there with incredible views of the river, with occasional passing tugboats and barges. Her happiest times were boat rides along the Hudson in her motorboat and on the Clearwater. She was a member of the Cornell Hook & Ladder Auxiliary in New Baltimore. She relocated to Coxsackie and in later years, she enjoyed spending time at Riverside Park in Coxsackie. A memorial service near the Hudson River will be planned in spring or summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater at clearwater.org
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Published by Albany Times Union on Dec. 6, 2020.