Memorial website in the memory of your loved one
Sue was born in Michigan on August 08, 1946.
Sue and Donald were married and shared a long and happy marriage. They had three adult children and seven wonderful grandchildren.
October 5, 2000
Sue had an adrenalectomy (Retroperitoneal Surgical Technique) due to her Cushing's. Her left adrenal gland and tumor were removed.
April 2001

SuziQ on the Go!

The very first meetings at the Pituitary Days Conference, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, April 2001: Attending with Sue were MaryO, Jayne, Cris, Sue, Natalie, Cookie, Lynne, MaryT (thenanny), Lorrie, Jayne, DebMV, Cris, Mary N, Marcia, Meleny, Stan, Natalie, Mary B and several "support staff".

April, 2001
After the Convention, Sue, Cris and Christine went to Judy's house.
September, 2001
Sue went to Cape Giradeau, MO with several other members of the message boards. That was the first "official" meeting of Cushies and the very beginning of the CUSH Organization (

She became the first President of CUSH and served in that capacity until the fall of 2005.

Attending with Sue were Cookie, Gail, Christina, Leslie and Amanda.  MaryO had planned to go but was unable to attend due to 911 flight issues.

March 20, 2002
The Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan) ran an article about Sue. A scanned copy is available here.
September 12, 13 and 14, 2002
CUSH Convention and UVA Pituitary Days Conference September 12, 13 and 14, 2002: Attending with Sue were Lynne, Cookie, MaryO, Regina, Jayne, Cookie, Christine, Lynn in Va, and several "support staff".
October 26, 2002
Columbus, OH, October 26, 2002: Attending with Sue were Don, Kala, Scott, Bev, Faith, Jerry, Cookie, Jeannine, Erin G.
September 2, 2003
Sue's husband, Donald, passed away.

Sue's friend Cathy (ChatiCat) posted this about Donald:
Cushing’s Syndrome, while remaining unknown for many years, affected Donald's life. During the many years Sue was afflicted with this disease he stayed by her side, supporting her, loving her and never giving up on her as she became a stranger to him. Once diagnosed, he continued to support her throughout her surgery and many months of recovery. He was instrumental in the foundation of the CUSH organization, his belief that no one should have to suffer such insidiousness and that more should be done to create awareness of an often misdiagnosed disease. Shortly after Sue's surgery Donald was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. All the while he battled his own disease, he continued to support his wife's devotion to Cushing’s Awareness, traveling with her to form CUSH, meet other Cushing’s patients and the UVA Pituitary Days Conference, plus annual CUSH meeting in Virginia in 2002. While he himself was riddled with pain, he committed himself to being by her side, meeting those afflicted by Cushing’s. He kept up an avid interest in the message boards until the last month of his life... He was devoted.

I never had the opportunity of meeting Don personally but I so appreciate his dedication to Cushing's and his faithful support to Sue.

October 16-18, 2003
CUSH Meeting, Conference and Fun Day at the Oregon Coast, October 16-18, 2003, Portland, OR: Attending with Sue were MaryO, TomO, Diana, Russell, Barb, Melinda, Roxanne, DebMV, Dr. Dori (Middleman), Doreen, Lynne and Hilary
Sue went to visit Cathy (ChatiCat) in Alabama, 2003
January 17, 2004
Peru, IL Pizza Hut for dinner, January 17, 2004: Attending with Sue were Terry and Leslie
April 1, 2 and 3, 2004
CUSH Meeting and Pituitary Days Conference at UVa, April 1, 2 and 3, 2004: Attending with Sue were Lynn, MaryO, Joy, Jayne, Myra, Lynne, Barb (Lynne's sister) and Yasmin (Yaz)
May 1, 2004
Northampton, MA Meeting, Spaghetti Freddy's, May 1, 2004: Attending with Sue were Lynne, Susan M, MC (Marie-Claude), MC's mom, MaryO and Lisa
June 9-11 2004
June 9-11 2004 BBQ Time! Rockford, Illinois / Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

First Sue, MaryO, Julia, Terry and Susan M met in Rockford, IL June 9-10.

Then, on the 11th we went to Jinxie's in Lake Geneva, WI for a barbecue. We met Nick, Bethany, and Teri there.
Summer 2004
Sue went with Tom and MaryO for two weeks of relaxation, reflection and fun to Barbados.
October, 2004
CUSH Conference, 2004
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN.
October 2005
Cathy, Sue, Susan, Mama, Diana & Sharm met for lunch in Nashville, TN October 2005
October 20-22, 2005
Brighton, MI, October 20-22, 2005: Attending with Sue were SherylR, Stan, Debbie, CherylF, Diana, CherylF, Joan, Sherry, MaryO and Dwayne For our Fun Day we went to Frankenmuth and Zehnder's
Sue lost her battle with cancer on March 12, 2006 at the age of 59.
If you have any material to add to this section, please contact the website manager. If you are the website manager, you can enter edit mode to change the timeline by clicking here.
Bring the memories home by publishing your online memorial as a genuine hardcover keepsake