Susanne (Subasic) Derrick of Transfer, PA died peacefully the evening of October 10, 2021. Susanne was born January 22, 1935, at home, in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. She was proud to be a farmer’s daughter and was born to loving and devoted parents, Nick and Susanna (Herz) Subasic, who preceded her in death. She is survived by much loved siblings, Nick Subasic of Vienna, Ohio, Dianne Jones of Brookfield, Ohio, Richard Subasic of Sharon and Linda Subasic of Hermitage and her brother-in-law, William Peterson of Greenville.
Susanne was raised in an extended family including grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins where Sunday dinners with whoever presented was a weekly occurrence. With Susanne, nothing was more important than family!
On August 22, 1953, Susanne married Edward M. Derrick, Sr. who preceded her in death on March 10, 2014. She was the mother of 7 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters, including Edward, Jr. and Judy of Jamestown, PA, Jeff and Renae of Greenville, PA and Brian, Angel and John of New Wilmington, PA. The light in Susanne’s life were her 7 grandchildren, Michael, Lucas, Alyson and Rachel of Pittsburgh and Anthony, Andrew and Alexander of New Wilmington. Susanne was grateful to know her great granddaughter, Emery. Susanne was unconditionally devoted to her children and grandchildren. Her grandchildren would be challenged to name an important event in their lives where Susanne was not present.
Susanne retired from the Reynolds School District.
Susanne was honest, kind, smart and the hardest worker her husband, siblings, children and grandchildren knew. She is perhaps the ideal they strive to be.
In difficult times Susanne mustered strength and lead her family. In happy times, Susanne celebrated.
And so, Susanne’s life will be celebrated at a funeral mass at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 14th at St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High Street Greenville, PA. The family will receive guests at the church beginning at 10:15 AM until the time the service begins.
Following the service, family and friends are invited to join Susanne’s children and grandchildren for an outdoor luncheon at her home in Transfer.
Memorial contributions may be made in Susanne’s name to St. Michaels Catholic School Education Fund.
Susanne’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the numerous doctors and nurses who cared for her in the last few years including Dr. Christina Wong and the nurses and doctors at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and Family Hospice. The care and compassion received by Susanne from so many caregivers was extraordinary.
Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
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