– Suzanne (Sue) Thrasher, 77, of Coxsackie, New York, passed away
peacefully on November 29, 2020 after a brief illness.
was born to the late Irvin and Edith Thrasher, in Bloomington,
Indiana. Sue graduated from University High School in Bloomington in
1960, and received a BS in Business Education from Indiana
University in 1964. She was married to Peter Wissel Jr. from 1964 to
is survived by daughters Sonia Salari of Herriman, Utah, and Leila
Tredemeyer (Chris Bolsmann) of Los Angeles; granddaughters Leila
Salari of Salt Lake City, and Rana Salari of Herriman; brother Tim
Thrasher (Beth) of Bloomington, Indiana; niece Amanda Thrasher of
Indianapolis; and many cousins, whose love and friendship she
cherished. Sue adored animals and was a loving caregiver to numerous
dogs over the years, most recently Harry and Bambie. She had many
lifelong friends who were very important to her.
worked for Albany Medical Center Oncology Department and for many
years at the University at Albany in the Department of Economics and
the Center for Policy Research. After retiring, she spent several
summers working at the Bronck Museum for the Greene County
Historical Society. She enjoyed sharing information about early
Dutch settlements in upstate New York with visitors to the museum.
had an enduring love of the Hudson River, and volunteered as the
Newsletter Editor for many years with the North River Friends of
Clearwater through the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater non-profit
environmental protection organization. Her favorite singer was Pete
Seger, an activist who sang live folk music concerts on the
Clearwater. She owned riverfront property in New Baltimore and had a
home built there with incredible views of the river, with occasional
passing tugboats and barges. Her happiest times were boat rides
along the Hudson in her motorboat and on the Clearwater. She was a
member of the Cornell Hook & Ladder Auxiliary in New Baltimore. She
relocated to Coxsackie and in later years, she enjoyed spending time
at Riverside Park in Coxsackie.
memorial service near the Hudson River will be planned in spring or
summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
https://www.clearwater.org/ or via check sent to Hudson River
Sloop, Inc. 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508. Hudson River
Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.