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IN MEMORIAM: Susan G. Pizza, 70;

Oneonta Native Had Love Of Ocean

Susan “Susie Q” Pizza

ONEONTA – Susan G. “Susie Q” Pizza, 70, of Oneonta, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Fox Hospital.

She was born on March 7, 1947, in Oneonta, daughter of Frederick and Sheila (Lack) Wiedeman.

Susan was employed as a clerk for many years at P&C in Oneonta.
Susan loved to go hunting in her earlier years. She also loved painting and shopping, being a frequent customer of QVC.

Her favorite place to vacation was Ogunquit, Maine. She loved the ocean, and sitting on the beach watching the waves crash. She would have loved to move to Myrtle Beach and have a condo by the ocean.

She was a fan of Jimmy Buffet, and always wanted to see him in concert.
She also loved being surrounded by her family and friends. She always had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh a lot! She will be dearly missed.

Susan is survived by her children, Shelley Elwell and Levi Johnson of Otego, Stacey (Edward) Wurzburg of Nassau, Darrin (Yvette) Dunwald of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; grandchildren Derek (Katie) Jeffers of Otego, Don Chamberlain of Nassau, Douglas (Victoria) Brown of Otego, Alexis Burger of Schenectady, Kyle Allard of Utica, Daniel, Justin, Jaret Dunwald of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and Isabella Wurzburg of Nassau; great-grandchildren, Lucinda Lee Brown of Otego, Cadance Chamberlain of Otego, and Sophia and Don Chamberlain of Nassau; sisters, Barbara Purcell of Oneonta, Janet Parent of Otego; brother, Rick Wiedeman of Oneonta; best friends, Noreen Hipson and Wayne Wright; kidney cousins, Maryjane and Jim Robie; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother, Sheila Wiedeman; daughter, Brenda Burger; father, Frederick Wiedeman; and brother, Robert Wiedeman.
Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta.

Burial will take place in the spring at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are asked to be made to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 NY 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

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Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.



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