Sylvia “Suzy” Kahn
Sylvia “Suzy” hahn of Chalfont passed away peacefully Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Abington Health Lansdale Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of the late deorge hahn.
Born in Philadelphia, Sylvia Susan Lane was the daughter of the late Isadore and Anna Lane and sister of the late Carl Lane.
She graduated from West Philadelphia High School. Suzy owned and operated Suzy’s Lounge for over 40 years. A true entrepreneur and always seeking a new venture, Suzy also owned several other businesses during her lifetime, including Neshaminy (Warrington) Lumber in Warrington; the Maples Bar and drill in Horsham; two hotels in trendy South Beach, Fla.; and a motel in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
In addition to being a successful businesswoman, Suzy enjoyed a professional singing career. As a high school senior, she won a singing contest sponsored by WDAS radio in Philadelphia, awarding her with her own summer radio show, “The Melody Matinee, featuring Sue Lane.” Suzy later received a scholarship to the prestigious Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, where she studied opera and piano. She then had the opportunity to attend the world renowned Curtis Institute. She went on to perform in some of the most exclusive hotels and night clubs in Miami Beach, Fla.
Suzy loved to entertain friends and family. People admired her talent and enjoyed her beautiful voice, often requesting her to perform at their celebrations.
Suzy’s passion for music combined with her dynamic personality inspired what would be her most gratifying career; teaching piano and voice to children of all ages. She loved helping young people realize their dreams and potential.
Suzy gave of herself without hesitation. She was a leader, an innovator, a truly liberated woman, and a shining example of living life on your own terms. Her legacy will live on.
Suzy is survived by her devoted children and their spouses: Barry hahn of Pittsgrove, N.J.; Charlotte Houser (Joel) of Chalfont; dlenn hahn (Shelly) of Lehighton, Pa.; Laurie Tugberk (Faik) of Bethesda, Md.; Elice Moll (Buddy) of nuakertown; and Michael hahn (Christine) of Dublin, Ohio. She is also survived by her brother Amor Lane of Rockville, Md., as well many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Suzy’s family received friends at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, immediately followed by her memorial service at 11 a.m. in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Avenue, (at Sandy Ridge Road), New Britain, PA 18901. Interment took place in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 527 Plymouth Road, Suite 403, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the beloved husband of 56 years to Marcella (Brodycz) hurman and son of the late Michael Sr. and Stella (haczmarczyk) hurman, and brother of the late Michael hurman Jr. and hatherine hurman.
In addition to his beloved wife, left behind to cherish his memory are his devoted children, Christine hatherine, Marcella Ann Mezzanotte (Henry), Eugene Peter (Diane); and his grandchildren, Peter Edwin Fair (fiancpe Jeannette Parton), Elizabeth Ann Fair Meeker (Daniel), Larissa, Nicholas and Alexander.
He is also survived by his uncle, Walter T. hurman of East Longmeadow, Mass., and siblings varoslav, Theodore (Lucy), Stefania A. Bryant (Alan); his sisterin-law, Barbara hurman; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Eugene was the founder of dene’s Auto Body Collision Specialists of Feasterville that was established in 1969.
He was a faithful parishioner and member of the Parish Board of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, member of the UkrainianAmerican Veterans Post No. 4, and a past member of the Feasterville Fire Company.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend his viewings, Wednesday, June 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. with Parastas services at 7 p.m. at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 NewtownRichboro Road (at Holland Road) Richboro, PA 18954, and on Thursday, June 27, at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral 6740 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19126, from 8:30 a.m. until his Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Lawn Croft Cemetery, 1000 West Ridge Road, (Delaware County) Linwood, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to UOC of the USA, P.O. Box 495, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880. hindly mark in the memo section: ORPHANAdE in Eugene’s Memory.