Niskayuna - Susan Lea Burgess passed away on October 21, 2019, after a short illness. She was born in Schenectady on April 29, 1960, and is survived by her mother Julia Burgess, her brother John Burgess, his wife Barbara, and beloved nieces and nephew , Samantha, Alexandra, and Timothy Burgess, all of Niskayuna. She was pre-deceased by her father, Robert Burgess, and her sister, Elizabeth Burgess.
Susan graduated from Niskayuna High School and attended SUNY Cortland, Tulane University, and the University of Southern Mississippi. She worked for California Polytechnic University and was an administrator at Swanton Pacific Ranch. Susan enjoyed the ranch life, working outdoors, and interacting with students.
Susan spent most of her adult life in California, becoming a true California girl, and making the most of the west coast weather and lifestyle. With friends or with her cherished dog Cain, Susan enjoyed the outdoors, beaches, and rolling hills of Davenport, CA.
Services will be held at St. Georges church in Schenectady, at the convenience of the family.
If you would like to make a gift in Susan’s memory please contribute to Mohawk Hudson Planned Parenthood, 1040 state st., Schenectady, 12307 or the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Glenville, 12302.
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A Memorial Tree was planted for Susan
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Jones Funeral Home Inc