Suzanne Smith Gordon, 76 of North East, MD, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at home.
Born in Rochester, NY, on December 8, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Reid D.C. and Jean Smith.
After high school, Suzanne attended Russell-Sage College, graduating in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree.
Suzanne served the community in many different ways. Co-president of North East Elementary School PTA, she was also a long time substitute teacher in the county elementary schools and worked as a kindergarten teacher at Cecil Dance Center Kindercare. She was a founding director of Cecil Dance Theatre where she was the lead costume designer and maker; president of Art’s Reach; Women’s College Club; co-author of the Cecil County Public Schools Integrated Arts Curriculum; managed the concession stand for North East Little League; and was a House Mom at Ballet Regent, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years: Michael Gordon; four children: Rachel G. Drohat (Alexander) of Ellicott City, MD, David R. Gordon (Dawn) of Charlestown, MD, Matthew T. Gordon (Amy) of Salisbury, MD, and Sarah G. Roney (J. Matt) of Gaithersburg, MD; one brother: Reid D.C. Smith, Jr. (Janice) of CT; and 7 grandchildren: Jake, Philip, Hannah, Lilli, Elyse, Cal and Abby.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Crouch Funeral Home, 127 South Main Street, North East, MD.
Funeral service, conducted by Father Samuel Hartman will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm at St. Mary Anne’s Episcopal Church, 315 South Main Street, North East, MD.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family would like to thank Suzanne’s beloved caregiver, Hannah Magayane for all your loving care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cecil Dance Theatre or Upper Bay Counseling and Support Services, both in care of the funeral home.