Susan Dunay, 68, of Coatesville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at her home.
Born in Plainfield, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Edward James Poling and Helen Evelyn O’Connell (nee Yates).
Susan began her telecommunications career in NJ working for NJ Bell/Bell Atlantic and was a very active volunteer at the Arbor Rescue Squad in Piscataway as an EMT and even served time as a beloved Captain. Her involvement in the EMS did not stop there, She was also an EMT and CPR instructor. Sue’s passion and dedication to helping others also lead to her involvement with the Piscataway OEM and Domestic Violence Team.
In 2005 Sue had the opportunity to relocate to Coatesville, PA working for what had become Verizon and took on a management position. After she relocated, she found new volunteer opportunities and continued to give back to her community. Staying within her comfort zone in the medical field, she volunteered regularly at Brandywine Hospital. She also found a role that suited her mentoring abilities and volunteered as an assistant Girl Scout Leader. She also stepped up and became the Fall Product Manager for the Greater Coatesville Girl Scouts. Sue’s involvement as a co-leader was inspirational to the girls and other adults. She fully participated in camping trips, amusement parks, cookie sales and of course the first aide badge. Sue was even recognized with The Volunteer of Excellence Award in 2015. Sue had an ability to leave a lasting impression with everyone she came in contact with and was loved by all. She had a special way to make her friends and those that became known as her “adopted family” feel loved. Many can reflect on how she always found the time to talk with anyone and help them feel better. Because of these relationships, she was often referred to as “Mom” or “Grandma Sue” and has left behind a Legacy and many cherished memories! Sue’s house was a known safe zone for anyone and where the tears and fears would turn into laughter and comfort and that was no different during her final days.
Once Sue retired from Verizon, she spent more time doing the things she loved, cruising, traveling, golfing with her sister and bowling with friends in a local league. Her bowling team had several adventures together participating in bowling tournaments throughout the country. Sue was also active in the Spring Run Estates Community where she lived, having previously served on the board and participated regularly in their many activities and events.
She will be fondly remembered for her love for ducks and love for her family as well as all of her years of service to the communities in which she lived in.
Sue is survived by her two daughters, Angela Bartling and her husband Steven and Jennifer Lynn DiPietro; a sister, Elsie J. Majerski and her husband Walter; a grandson, Dakota Campbell and three granddaughters, Cheyenne Campbell and Leah and Katherine DiPietro.
She was predeceased by her brother, E. Richard Poling and her sister, Veronica M. Harrison (nee Poling).
Services will be private with the family.