Obituary, Sue Ann Redl

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Pleasant Valley – It is with deep sorrow that the daughters of Sue Ann Redl announce her peaceful passing at noon on May 5th, on a beautiful spring day surrounded by her adoring family. Missing her Herbie too much, she died of a broken heart. Sue Ann was born in Poughkeepsie NY on December 18, 1930 to William M. Cotter and Margaret {Sleight} Cotter. She was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband Herbert H. Redl, her brother Neil Cotter and wife Barbara, their daughter Alison Cotter, her most dear Aunt Ethel Cotter, as well as several brothers and sisters in laws including her favorite sister-in-law Joanie. She is survived by her daughters Kim Redl- Lawrence {John}, Kelley Redl-Hardisty {Dave}, Kari Redl Daniels {Alan} and Kristi Redl Deasy {Jim} . She is also survived by her grandchildren Hans Hardisty {Amy} , Kiel Lawrence { Meghan} Ross Hardisty {Melissa}, Jason Daniels {Corrine}, Megan Wiley {Ryan}, Kristen Daniels, and Jack and Libby Deasy, as well as her 9 great-grandchildren, William, Leo, Ryan, Brooke, Hudson, Ella, Lachlan, Finnian, and Penelope. Sue is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Sue cherished her days at Arlington High School as a cheerleader where she met her future husband, Herbie, while cheering him on during those memorable times. Later they would marry and settle in Pleasant Valley NY, where together they raised 4 daughters. While building a warm and loving home, Sue also loved her time volunteering at the Vassar Hospital Mothers Club where she met so many lifelong friends . Sue was quick witted and friendly and at times a bit too direct, but take it or leave it, that was Sue, there was no mincing her words. She was famous for her delicious spaghetti sauce {not gravy} that she would cook on hot summer nights served with her famous ice tea and dished up with the air conditioning turned down so low the windows fogged! She will not however, be forgiven for the fish sticks she served every Friday during lent! Sue also referred to herself as a taxi cab driver, forever driving her children to endless dance lessons, but mostly riding lessons and horse shows where we enjoyed countless weekends as a family and her special birthday celebrations at the Dutchess County Fair. But many of her favorite memories were of she and Dad dancing endless Saturday nights away while she relished singing a song or two with Nick Beni .

Petite in stature, but larger than life, Sue will be remembered with her husband Herb for their generous philanthropic support of the community, including Marist College where she and dad were the recipients of the Marist College Presidents Award for Community Service because of their commitment and support of the college. They also recently donated a treatment room to the Nuvance Emergency Center at Vassar Brothers Hospital. But her most precious endeavor is the establishment of the Herb and Sue Ann Redl Center for Cancer Care at the Westchester Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital which proudly bares their names. Sue and Herb’s legacy will live on through the establishment of the Herb Redl Family Foundation which meant so much to both of them.

Special thanks must be given to Hospice of the Hudson Valley and her ever loyal and loving caregivers, Joan, Aimee, Bylinda, Debbie and Kerry Anne. All these women are greatly admired by us for their kindness, patience and professionalism In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, 80 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie NY, 12601, or to the Herb and Sue Redl Center for Cancer Care, payable to Westchester Medical Center Foundation, Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital,241 North Road, 5th floor-The Atrium, Poughkeepsie NY 12601. Arrangements are being handled  at 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie NY 12603. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 1-3PM in the Funeral Home. Services will follow at 3PM in the Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the family mausoleum in St Peter’s Cemetery.

We will miss Sue Ann, {Mom} but find solitude in knowing you are again with her loving Herbie, {Dad} he enjoying a martini and she a glass of wine and dancing another dance to “It had To Be You”. Rest In Peace Mom! You lived a wonderful life and made a difference!

Author: Harlem Valley News