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Susan (Michelson) Scherer
Susan M. Scherer passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 13, 2018, at age 81. She was the loving wife of Henry for 56 years, beloved mother of Charles (Allison) and Tony (Alison), and adoring grandmother of Jordan, Melissa, Sam, and Hayley. She was the devoted sister-in-law of Susanne Klingeman (the late Ellis). She was the cherished aunt of Henry Klingeman (Nancy), and Tracy Stalzer (Brian), and great aunt to Madeleine and Josephine Klingeman, and Lily, Eleanor, and Henry Stalzer. She also leaves her sister, Dr. Ann Hirschhorn (Dr. Richard), nieces Abigail Beroutsos (Andreas), and Elizabeth Hirschhorn, and great nieces Isabella and Carolina Beroutsos. She was predeceased by proud parents Dr. Joseph and Helen Michelson and parents-in-law Henry (Sr.) and Lucille.Susan was born in Brooklyn, NY, attended Fieldston School and Goucher College. She returned to New York to work at The Reporter magazine before moving to Hartford to start a family in the early 1960s. She went back to work in 1975, helping to found Luettgens Limited, and then she became a communications executive at Sage-Allen, Fleet Bank, and the University of Hartford.Always active in the Hartford community, Susan was on the board of the St. Francis Hospital Foundation. She chaired the development committee at Goodspeed Opera House for many years while serving on the executive committee. She also served on the boards of Newington Children's Hospital and the Village for Families and Children. She served as president of the Parents' Association at Renbrook School and served at the Chrysalis Center. In recognition of her community service, she was named a Malta House Wonder Woman. A memorial service will be held at Renbrook School, 2865 Albany Avenue, on November 23, 2018 at 11:00am, with reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Scherer Library of Musical Theater, East Haddam, Connecticut, or Renbrook School, West Hartford, Connecticut, or an organization of your choice.

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