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Susan Margaret Bandrowsky, 74, of Kennesaw, GA passed away on December 21, 2021.
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Susan was born to loving parents, John and Margaret. It was a close family with 5 children. Susan was the eldest child with 4 brothers; however, she would emphasize that she was the youngest girl. She graduated from St. Vincent High School in Akron and eventually worked for many years with Columbian Chemicals importing carbon black. As a single mother, she worked tirelessly and also sold real estate to make ends meet. Providing for and putting others first was ingrained in her nature.
In her late 30s, Susan left her loved ones in Ohio and courageously accepted a job transfer to the Atlanta area to provide a better future for herself and her son. She later furthered her education at Kennesaw State University, engaged in entrepreneurial endeavors, and ultimately finished her career working many years as a paralegal.
She was a bibliophile with a variety of other interests including photography, music, gardening, cooking, spending time at the beach, and finding great deals. She often used the last skill to acquire items for the benefit of others. She was active over the years in a variety of community organizations and clubs.
Susan is survived by her son, Brian, two granddaughters Genevieve and Josephine, Brothers John (Cathy), Paul (Debbie), Frank (Becky), and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She now joins her dearly missed parents and her brother David who have passed before her.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm on January 8, 2022 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 2855 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the St. Catherine of Siena St. Vincent de Paul Society or the American Heart Association.
Butch Bandrowsky says
We will miss you Sue. A great friend for so many years.
God Bless on your journey.
Vervin Stamey says
June 18th 1994 is a day that I will never forget, for that was the day we met, and the beginning of a beautiful friendship and adventures to come.
From snorkeling in the Florida Keys to walking the glaser at Alaska’s Denali, and to the 1995 and 1996 World Series, (thanks Brian) and the Rolling Stones concert in Atlanta to mention a few.
We worked together and studied together and grew together as we forged an unbelievable friendship and bond despite the miles between us.
You will always be loved in my heart Susan, and I will miss our telephone conversations and your raspy voice.
Blessings Susan, until we meet again my friend.
Toni O’Connor (Place) says
I’m sorry we never met in person although we are cousins! How our lives went in different directions and different parts of the World. We both love God and that is the most important thing into this world. May God Bless you, keep you safe and give you one the most beautiful Mansion in Heaven. Maybe our families will live together with God as we continue to serve with him guiding us. May God Bless your loved ones and let them know you are safe, with him and at Peace!
Blessings from your Cousin in California
Art Glasgow says
Brian, I never knew your mothers but she was a wonderful and caring person and mother. I know you will miss her, but she will always be with you. My prayers are for you and your family at this time.
Bart & Jackie Bartholomew, and Kira Robison says
Brian – as you know, Jackie, Kira and I were quite fond of your Mom. Of course, Jason thought the world of her too. It is a tribute to her that you’ve led a wonderful and successful life. We know you will miss your Mom. She was certainly a lovely and caring lady.
Helene Steinhauer says
Hi Brian. I never met your mother; however I have spoken to her numerous times on the phone. I was her social worker from Aetna her insurance company. I grow rather fund of her. I enjoyed hearing stories about you and your daughters that she adored. I will miss talking to her. She is a smart, caring, kind person. She thought the world of you. She had some many thoughts about the three of you. I’ll miss talking to her and her calling me for advice. I wish you all the best.
Susan and I have been friends the past 4 years, and felt an immediate connection. We always said we were the sisters neither of us had. We were surprised to discover we grew up just 30 min from each other in Ohio, but met while living in Kennesaw. Mark and I will miss Susan, we felt she was part of our family. Rest In Peace my friend
Karan A. says
Susan and I had several misadventures of the funny kind. We met in 2002 when we both worked for lawyers in the same company. I have heard many a story about her friends and family, and I can tell you all that she was fond of every one of you. Her brothers were a great part of her world even though they all lived geographically apart. Fortunately for her, Brian was nearby (although a bit of a drive), and it was her joy to visit with him and her lovely granddaughters. I know that G & J are young, but I sincerely hope that the girls will remember their paternal grandmother and keep her love close to their hearts.
I, too, love and miss my friend Susan.
Al Edwards says
Good Mother, great Grandma, and good friend.
Barb and I will miss her.
I knew Susan from my old neighborhood from the year 2000. She was a really good neighbor and I loved her dearly. She will be missed. May God bless you and your family. Rest easy in heaven. Blessings from Phong.
Karan A. says
To Susan posthumously: I see 3 names of people I heard so many nice things about over the last decade and more. Those people are Vervin, Al Edwards, and Phong. Anita is another friend, but she might not have heard the unsettling news.
Susan, I hope you were not alone in your final moments. I hope that you felt the warmth and love from so many of us. It is a great testament to you, Susan, that you had such long friendships with so many people. Each good friend is priceless. We all shed tears over the loss of you, and we’re so sad that you departed this earth way too soon. You live in our thoughts and hearts now. 🎶Thank you for being a friend🎵❤️
(P.S. I would like to hear from some of your friends, especially for emotional support in sharing our heart ache. I still use email: NAVYKRN@Yahoo)
dawn g says
Miss our talks Aunt Susan ;-(