Susan B. Bartunek, 83, of Fostoria, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Promedica Toledo Hospital, in Toledo. She was born June 15, 1931 in Cleveland to the late Edward Lyle and Helen (King) Bates.
Surviving her are her two daughters, Kathryn King Leacock, of Lebanon, Ohio, and Nancy (Dave) Carnevale, of Lewes, Delaware; and three grandchildren, Chapin Leacock, and Nate & Claire Carnevale.
Susan was a teacher and secretary for Fostoria High School, at times holding both positions simultaneously. She then served as clerk of courts for Fostoria.
Susan was a member of The First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, where she was an Elder and member of the Presbyterian Women. She was active in assistance with FEED MY KIDS. She was the first woman member of Rotary International, served on the board of the Red Cross, and on the Board of Elections as a poll worker doing voter registration.
She was a past member of Business & Professional Woman, The Fostoria Education Association, The Ohio Educators Association, AAUW, and the ADK sorority. She also volunteered at the blood bank and at Fostoria Community Hospital, as well as leading craft making at Independence House in Fostoria.
Also a very accomplished woman, Susan played in many pit orchestras in numerous communities to include The Fostoria Community Band, The University of Findlay Band, The Findlay Civic Band, and the Findlay Flag City Band with whom she toured in Great Britain and Western Europe encompassing England, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, New Zealand, and Australia, where she most proudly played on stage at The Sydney Opera House.
Her music and the arts brought her much enjoyment in life, along with her two special loves, her dogs, Gabby and Nina.
Susan was a woman who lived life on her own terms, always with a positive attitude.
A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fostoria, with the Rev. Beth Zuehlke officiating.
Memorial contributions are requested to The Fostoria Community Band or to the Church.
Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories, or photos may be shared by visiting www.mann-harefh.com.
Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, has been entrusted with arrangements.
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