Suzzanne Marie Oehlbeck

By Orleans Hub Posted 21 October 2021 at 4:01 pm

Suzzanne Marie Oehlbeck (1946 – 2021) will have a full Catholic Mass Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. St Mary’s Church, Holley. Interment ceremony of Robert and Suzzanne to follow.

On May 15, 2021, Heaven opened its gates to welcome a true angel. Suzzanne was most assuredly welcomed by her predeceased husband (of almost 30 years), Robert J Oehlbeck and her dearest friend and travelling companion, Thelma Kline.

Suzzanne was known to many besides her children as “mom” from the many children she babysat over the years to the friends of her children.

Suzzanne maintained that family was always number one.  This she demonstrated on the multiple cross-country trips taken with her children over the years to visit with family or to just go camping and see the sights. Suzzanne would always be the one to make sure that celebrations were over the top and that everyone had enough to eat. She would especially make sure that holidays were always special to anyone involved and would be sure that wherever the celebration was, it would be filled with family, fun, happiness, and food. Suzzanne worked with many employers over the years including Fisher Price, Eastman Kodak Company, Sporting Dog Specialty (PetSmart) and even as a daycare center cook. But after moving to Florida is when she began her dream job as a personalization artist at Walt Disney World. Suzzanne, a social butterfly, was always so excited and proud to talk about all the people she met from all over the world while working at Disney. Many of these people she remained friends with and even visited in their countries over the years. Nothing made Suzzanne happier than to share the magic of Disney with as many family members and friends as she could over the years. After 15 magical years at Disney, Suzzanne retired and discovered her new passion of enjoying going on cruises with Thelma Kline.

Suzzanne is survived by her loving family and friends including her sister, Mary L Santoro; sisters-in-law: Virginia (John] Syracuse, Diane (John) Cannon, Luann Gabel, and Belva Morrill ; brother- in-law, Bill (Ellen) Oehlbeck;  children: Francine M (Brett) Norsworthy, Teresa M (Carlos) Diaz, Clancy R (Brenda) Emery, Robert J (Patti) Oehlbeck and Heather L Moy (Dave) (Seth); bonus daughter, Lisa (Chip) Brennan; grandchildren: Derrick A Emery (Beth), Corey L Norsworthy (Justin), Danielle M Hewitt (Andrew), DaMara M (Terry) Mastro, Sarah J Norsworthy, Duke E Norsworthy (Maureen), Jeremy F (Isabella) Jones, Jonathan Jones, Joshua Jones (Lorraine), Victoria M Emery, Harriet Rose M Emery, Isabella M Emery, Cassandra M Emery, Elyssa (Will) Ratliff, Benjamin Morr (Laura), William Morr (Zach), Autumn L. Moy, David T. Moy, Dawson E. Moy, Gracie Brewster; great-grandchildren: Melodie, Amanda, Madisyn, Chloe, Clive, Layla, Ayden, Owen, Aedon, Freya, Jay and  Ryleigh; niece and nephews: Mimi (Tim) Altaner, Christopher, Patrick and Raymond Santoro, who were just as special to Suzzanne as her own children; as well as many many other family members too numerous to mention but no less loved by Suzzanne.

In the last year of her life Suzzanne was surprised and delighted to find a new brother, Anthony Latona, his wife Lisa and their children: Katie, Lauren and Kristen who she quickly learned to love like she had known them all her life.

Suzzanne will be missed by many, but her ideals and family values will live on with those she leaves behind. She will certainly be smiling down and watching over all of us. Bon voyage Mom, until we meet again.