We regretfully announce the passing of our beloved Susan Diane Checcio of Wayne, PA on March 22nd. Susan passed away peacefully at age 71 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease.
The daughter of Norma and Raymond Taylor, sister to Nancy, Robert and Cheryl, Susan grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh with a loving family. She was always admired for her creative mind and her beauty, inside and out. As a youth, her vibrancy was on display as a lifeguard and competitive swimmer at the Eastwood Athletic Club. She later went on to be part of the synchronized swim team while pursuing an art history degree at Edinboro University.
She was an immensely talented artist, but her creative pursuits took a back seat when it came to enriching the lives of others. She dedicated her adult life to positively impacting thousands as an educator in the Methacton School District for over 30 years. Few things made her more proud than hearing about her students achieving success in their lives outside of her classroom.
Her ultimate pride and joy, however, were her two sons. Susan was a positive force in every facet of their lives. There’s nothing she didn’t do when it came to nurturing them and encouraging their progression in school and life. Her sons took to sports, so she dedicated her time to supporting their athletic pursuits. For over 40 years she could be found on the sidelines or in the stands at a Delco, Radnor or Rutgers game, always their biggest fan. Countless special relationships and fond memories were made as part of those communities.
Susan’s deep love for her boys continued to her five grandchildren. She loved nothing more than spending time laughing alongside them and watching them grow. There was never ever a bad moment for her when in the presence of her grandchildren.
She was an extremely active and vibrant person who enjoyed her downtime outside in the sun gardening, exercising, hiking, or bike riding. She biked and hiked all over Cape Cod, where she spent many special summers with her family. She always took the lead on those long outings, and her sons and husband knew not to pass her, in the unlikely event that they were able.
Susan and her high school sweetheart would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this August. They were a true testament to the power of love and commitment.
She leaves behind a lasting legacy. Her unwavering devotion to her family, her work, and respect and kindness towards everyone she encountered will continue to serve as a model for us all. Her memory will be cherished forever by her family, friends and all those who knew her.
Susan is survived by her husband, Albert; Son’s, Ian (Kimberly) and Colin (Regan); Grandchildren, Christian, Hannah, Sam, Baker and Tate; Sister, Nancy.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life 11:30 AM Saturday, May 6, 2023 at St. David's Golf Club, 845 Radnor Street Road, Wayne, PA 19087, 610-688-2010.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please send donations to The Wayne Art Center in her name, wayneart.org or 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.