A Celebration of Life ~ July 17, 2011
After a courageous 26-month battle with breast cancer, Suzie passed away peacefully in the early-morning hours of June 23, 2011, surrounded by the love and comfort of family and close friends.
She is survived by her adoring husband Tony, as well as her parents and siblings. Also left to mourn her are countless friends, and her well-loved cats "Purrsie" and "Meowza".
Suzie was a woman with a great love for life and was best known for her bright smile, flowing long hair, and beautiful singing voice. In addition to her passion for figure skating, Suzie was an accomplished ballroom dancer who loved swing dancing to the fastest music possible - something which offered her an opportunity to turn and twirl, just as she did on the ice. She was also recognized for her boundless love of all things leopard print.
Words cannot express the depth to which Suzie will be missed by her family and friends. Those wishing to Celebrate her Life are invited to attend a gathering on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 3:00pm in the front courtyard of Snoopy's Home Ice located at 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa.
Before her passing, Suzie had indicated that it was her wish for us to Celebrate her Life rather than mourn her death, so it is asked that you attend in colors other than black. Anyone with something leopard print in their closet is invited to wear that in Suzie's memory.
Suzie's Celebration of Life will be followed by a pasta dinner and dessert, plus an hour of ice skating in her memory, so please bring a jacket to use inside the ice arena.
A Memorial Swing Dance is planned for September 10, 2011. Details will follow at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy it was Suzie's desire that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Cats for the Cure in her name.
- Learn more about her involvement with this organization
- Download the Suzie Geraldi Memorial Contribution Form printable PDF