September 10, 1954 – August 11, 2019
Susan S. Carlo, age 64, of Rock Hill, SC, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, August 11th, 2019 with her loving husband of 42 years, Leonard Carlo, there by her side.
Mrs. Carlo was born on September 10, 1954 in New York and grew up on Long Island. She earned her Associates degree in Secretarial Science at SUNY Farmingdale and worked 40 years as a legal secretary. As a lifelong learner she valued education and made the decision to return to college later in life where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of South Florida.
Susan held many titles in her 64-year life, loving and faithful wife, dedicated and caring mother, encouraging sister, aunt and friend, but her favorite title by far was Yaya, which she was affectionately called by her 4-year-old grandson.
Mrs. Carlo is survived by her husband, Leonard Carlo; her mother, Pauline Stout; her daughter, Katherine Hester (Wil) and her grandson, James; her 3 siblings, Phillip Epperson (Alison), Michael Stout, and Holly Stoneburner (Chuck); multiple nieces and nephews. Susan is preceded in death by her father, Francis Stout.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, August 31st at 2:30 at Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg, VA.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Susan Carlo’s name to support Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: http://mskcc.convio.net/site/TR/GivingPages/AnnualGiving?px=4444655&pg=personal&fr_id=3313 Checks, made payable to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, should be mailed to:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Office of Development Attn: Rachel Flannery PO Box 27106 New York, NY 10087 **Please indicate on the check that the gift is in memory of Susan Carlo.
Nelsen Funeral Home
3785 Strawberry Plains Rd.
August 23, 2019
I knew Sue from when she lived in Cumming on Lake Lanier. My husband and I would visit her next door neighbors, Barb and Happy, on their Dock and she would always come down and join us with the dogs and her laugh was so infectious. She was very easy going, always smiling and her and Lenny were always fun to be around especially at the barbecues and Halloween parties. She will definitely be missed and I don't know if she realized how many people she touched, but she did.
John Van Koolbergen
August 23, 2019
I was always remember Susan a bubbly person, dedicated to her family and her profession. She will be missed.
August 22, 2019
Susan was the one who introduced me to the world of face pots, probably the most ugly form of pottery out there. Susan and Leonard were kind enough to open their home in Atlanta when Katie invited us there for the weekend. My friends and I enjoyed their beautiful home and access to the lake. But the thing I remember most about the trip was seeing these ugly pots on a shelf in their kitchen. That's when I was enlightened to what a face pot was and what purpose it served. Now when I'm out and about at craft fairs or flea markets and come across one, I remember that time at the Carlo house.