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Susan Marcella (Kirda) Kuznetzow

Born: Mon., Nov. 10, 1947
Died: Sat., Jan. 18, 2014


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 25, 2014
Location: Pomierski Funeral Home


Funeral Service

7:00 PM Sat., Jan. 25, 2014
Location: Pomierski Funeral Home


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Kuznetzow, Susan Marcella (nee Kirda) passed after fighting a long illness.Surviving is her mother, Estelle Kirda; her life partner of 16 years, Stephen Parry;    sons, David (Jennifer)  and Robert (Lisa Levickis)  Kuznetzow;  grandchildren, Sophia, Suzi, Sara, Robin, and Kyra Kuznetzow, Jesse Jr. and Angel Martinez;  siblings, Nancy Ferro, Daniel and Leonard Vaznonis;  in addition to many loving friends. Susan attended Richards High School and earned her High School Equivalency Certificate in 1983; Associates Degree in General Studies from Harold Washington College in 1995; and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1998 from National Lewis University. She was inducted as a member of the ALPHA DELTA OMEGA National Honor Society for Human Service Education.  She achieved her Master of Arts Degree in Gerontology from Roosevelt University in 2004.  Susan was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous,  a friend of Bill W since June 10, 1983 and a proud member of the local Bridgeport group.  She helped the low income and elderly by working with the Bridgeport Volunteer Group to help energy assistance applications.  She also helped with holiday food baskets and volunteered at a local food pantry. She loved traveling with her partner Stephen, Lithuanian cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Susan will be missed and fondly remembered as a giving and loving person by the many people whose lives she touched.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity or health organization.Visitation will be Saturday, January 25 from 4-8:00 pm at Pomierski Funeral Home, 1059 W. 32nd St., with services at 7 pm. www.pomierskifuneralhome.com (773)927-6424.

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Dave Pokvitis
   Posted Mon January 20, 2014
Renee' and I were pleased to have Sue and Steve come out to visit us a couple of years back. Though Sue was quite weak, we dragged her all over, including Crater Lake park, and she took it all in without complaint.

We all had a great time, and I am now looking for a few photos to post here. My sister Sandy and I visited Sue twice in my visits to Chicago, and did all we could to encourage her.

When Steve called to give me the news today, I recalled with Steve her tremendous strength to endure her illness for so long, a true example of a ferocious Lithuanian. We will miss her.

Sandy Glass
   Posted Mon January 20, 2014
As young kids, we lived in the apartment below Susie. Together, we would walk to McClellan Elementary School, with Nancy (I thought she was Ann Margaret's twin) supervising. After school, we'd hang out together singing, "I love the flowers, and the daffodils..." eating Baltic Bakery Lithuanian rye bread and butter. On Saturday nights, my dad would conduct science experiments and then we would all dance together to the Lawrence Welk Show. One Christmas, my mom sewed us all ballerina outfits so that we could twirl the nights away, my brother wearing a white shirt, tails hanging out the back of his pants and his tie dangling off to the side of his neck. How much fun was it Trick or Treating Mayor Richard J Daley, house across the street? My best memory of Susie? Her funny, funny deep throated laugh.

Kathy Bowman
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
May the God of comfort you during your loss.

Greg Herrmann
   Posted Tue February 04, 2014
Steve and Family of Sue my deepest sympathy! Sue shall be missed!!
She has been an outstanding companion to you Steve my friend. She helped profoundly with AA. My prayers to all. Call anytime Steve.
Peace and Blessings
Sincerely
Greg Herrmann

Darlene Newport
   Posted Thu February 06, 2014
I was a friend of Sue's for a very long time she will be missed my condolences go out to her family. She and I would be the first to send each other the first Christmas card of the season sure did miss this one. I loved her so much very easy person to talk to. love to you Sue. Keep up your good work with the Lord up there.

robin kuznetzow
   Posted Thu March 27, 2014
This is my grandma and i think it is my falut she died because when my mother was having me she found out she had caner so if i wasn`t born maybe she would still be here, but i am going to miss traveling with her and just being near her and everything

Sara Schmidt
   Posted Fri May 15, 2015
When I worked at NLU, I got to know Sue and we became friends. I lost track of Sue when I changed jobs and ultimately moved away from Chicago. For whatever reason, she was on my mind much of the day yesterday. When I tried to search for a means to contact her, I found her obituary. Sue was a real bright spot in my life for a few years, and I had more fun chatting with her than should have been allowed. She was a real gem, and will be missed.


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