OBITUARY

Mrs. Susan Gallup Klus

February 27, 1955June 23, 2014

Susan Gallup Klus (Age 59) On June 23, 2014, Susan Gallup Klus of Silver Spring, Maryland, beloved wife of Steven Klus. Devoted mother of Jeremiah. Dear daughter of G. Benjamin Gallup and Pauline M. Gallup (deceased). Loving sister of Elizabeth G. Warner and James B. Gallup. Sue was born in Washington, DC, and lived as a child overseas as her father worked in Iceland, Spain, and Bermuda. Her family returned to live in the United States in 1969, and she graduated from Laurel High School in 1973 and the University of Maryland in 1977. From 1982 to 1996, Sue worked as a publications coordinator, writer, editor, and manager at Bendix Field Engineering Corporation in Columbia, MD, the company where her father had worked. It was there that she met her husband, whom she married in 1990. Sue developed expertise in managing projects that helped Bendix win contracts with the Federal Government. In 1996, she began a career as an independent consultant, along with her husband, using her expertise in the service of many clients in the Federal Government contracting community. Her clients knew her as someone with expert management skills, writing talent, and ability to focus on the task at hand, as well as someone who was of good cheer and loved working hard. Sue’s enjoyment of her career was matched by her love for her family, especially her son. Sue loved gardening, cooking, and music and was an avid reader of all kinds of books from early childhood. She cherished her husband and son and loved nothing better than spending free time with her family and close friends, who knew her as an engaged listener, informed conversationalist, and empathetic friend. She loved spending time with her parents and when her mother suffered through a long illness, she devoted herself to taking care of her. Sue delighted in observing the behavior of cats, hawks, foxes, and songbirds. The coast of Maine was special to her, and she loved vacationing there with her husband and parents. When she had the time, Sue also loved to sew, paint, and draw. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 20, at 3 pm at Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901, with a gathering of family and friends afterward at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Sue’s name to Capital Area Food Bank, 4900 Puerto Rico Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, July 20, 2014
REMEMBERING

Mrs. Susan Gallup Klus

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Jeanne Bond

October 29, 2014

Steve, I just heard about Sue. I am so sorry for your loss -- you two were such a good team. There were many good times and many good laughs over the years -- I hope you can find comfort in the memories.

Ken Trossbach

October 28, 2014

Steve - I just heard today about Sue passing away. I know it has been a long time now but, I enjoyed working with both Sue and you. You and Jeremiah will be in my thoughts and prayers.

July 15, 2014

Steve, Jeremiah, and Family - I have precious memories of a kind, unbelievably light hearted and funny, and wonderful friend. I will miss her greatly. But, am grateful, I knew her.

Liz Skarlatos

Charlotte Keys

July 10, 2014

Sue was a colleague, a mentor, and most recently a light at the end of my tunnel. Thank you Sue for all that you did for me, and may God bring peace to those you leave behind.

July 1, 2014

Taken too soon - but to a far better place. May the wonderful memories soften your loss.

May the Lord look down upon you during this difficult time.

Anthony Vrsalovich
Freedom Consulting

Donna Levin

June 30, 2014

Sue was a colleague and friend. Although we didn't know each other well, it was always a pleasure to walk into a room and see that she was on the team - her smile and positive attitude lifted everyone's spirits! I'll miss her. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Kirsten Bitner

June 29, 2014

Dearest Cousin, Life is precious and way too short. May your smile always shine down on us. Until we meet again. . . Love, Kris

Nancy Johnson

June 29, 2014

Our Love to the family. Such a kind and caring person.

Stewart

June 29, 2014

Deepest condolences to the family. May you have the peace of God in your hearts to help you to cope and endure during this very difficult time. (Philip 4:6&7).

June 28, 2014

We have truly lost a wonderful, caring and inspring lady!
Heart felt condolences to all.

Anne Schoeffield