Suzanne was born March 12, 1934 in Carey, Ohio and was a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years, moving from Lorain. She received her Bachelor's degree in Education from Bowling Green State University, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Delta Phi Chapter, and she graduated from CSU with a Master's degree in Education. She began her career with Vermilion Local Schools in 1969 where she taught reading and math in the Title I program, retiring in 1997.
Suzanne was a member and past president of the Lorain County Genealogical Society, a member of the Lorain County Computer Users Group, PTA, and recently the Silver Sneakers. She also started the Adult Basic Education program in Vermilion in 1975, and tutored adult reading at the Lorain Public Library up until her death.
She is survived by her sons, David J. (Laura) Strick of Vermilion, Gregory J. (Darlene) Strick of North Royalton, Jeffrey J. Strick of Hobart, Indiana, Michael J. Strick of Vermilion, James J. (Danica) Strick of Vermilion; daughter, Laurie E. Jones (nee Strick) of Vermilion; grandchildren, Brian Strick, Heather Strick, Tad Strick, Toy Strick, Lisa Jones, Holly Webb (nee Strick), Alexander Strick, and Ian Strick; stepgrandchildren, Tyler Eavenson and Jeffrey Chandler; great-grandchildren, Kenneth Vandine, Rhyan Strick, Kallie Strick, Ryder Strick, Mason Strick, Connor Webb, and Lillis Jones; and half sisters, Kathleen Skorvanek of Lorain and Trudy Fagan of Arizona; and half brother, Joseph Fagan of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Jim" Strick in 2000; and parents, La Moin Fagan and Irene Radich (nee Hudson) .
The family will receive friends Sunday, January 5, 2014, from 1 P.M., until the time of a memorial service at 4 P.M., at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street Vermilion. Internment will be at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.
The family suggests memorial contributions go to the Vermilion Education Foundation, P.O. Box 556, Vermilion, OH 44089.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com