Susan Reehorst Nevel, 71, of Springfield, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, July 2nd, after a long and brave battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Susan was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 10, 1948, to parents Helen Telzrow Reehorst and Newton Reehorst. Her childhood was spent with four siblings in Ohio. After graduating from high school, she did undergraduate work at Ashland College in Ohio, becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse. She later earned a Masters degree in Social Work from Rutgers University in NJ. Susan also earned a degree in Culinary Arts from Hudson County Community College.
In addition to helping and serving others as a nurse, social worker and chef, Susan had many hobbies. She loved to cook and bake. She also liked gardening, bird watching and taking nature walks. Susan also enjoyed playing the flute and listening to classical music. She was an active, longtime member of the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, and was a member of the women’s a capella choir there, Olympia’s Daughters.
Susan is survived by her husband, James Sedlak, of Springfield, NJ; sister and brother-in-law, Betsy Kimball and Harold Kimball of Kinderhook, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Robert Reehorst and Deborah Reehorst of Lewes, DE; brother and sister-in-law, Andrew Reehorst and Sandy Reehorst, of Strongsville, OH. She is predeceased by sister, Katy Wood, of Kent, OH.
Susan is also survived by daughter, Amanda Hamrah Patrick, and son-in-law, Christopher Patrick, of Morristown, NJ, and daughter, Bronwen (Winnie) Hamrah, and son-in-law, Victor D’Altilia, of Basking Ridge, NJ. She is survived by four loving grandchildren, Benjamin and Chloe Patrick and Leah and Jonathan D’Altilia.
Susan will be laid to rest in NJ, and a private memorial will be held for family and friends.
Donations can be made in Susan’s honor to:
The Alzheimer’s Association / alz.org