Susan Blitzer

Obituary of Susan Blitzer

Susan Blitzer, 67, of Princeton, New Jersey and Portsmouth, Rhode Island passed away on May 11, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband and children, Michael, Marin, and David, and her two wonderful dogs, Higgins and Watson. Susan was originally from Framingham, Massachusetts and began her career in the retail industry. She started working as a salesperson at Jordan Marsh in Boston. After graduating from Russel Sage College in New York, she moved to New Jersey and worked in the old Princeton Bamberger's store. She then traveled the world as a handbag and jewelry buyer for Bamberger's (now known as Macy's). It was at Bamberger's that she met Michael, and they were married in 1978. But most of all, Susan will be remembered for her philanthropic work, as she was well-known for her successful fundraisers. When designing these charity events, she brought great vigor and creativity, and her style and taste made her fundraisers nights to remember. She devoted her energies to two causes in particular. First, she was a passionate believer in private school education and sent both of her children to Princeton Day School. For many years, she chaired the school's auction committee, where her auctions raised hundreds of thousands for the school's teacher development fund. Then, after her children's graduation, she focused on another cause dear to her heart �" animal rescue shelters. She served for several years on the board of SAVE Animal Rescue, an animal shelter in Princeton, and helped run their annual gala. Over the years, she and Michael supported a number of causes, particularly SAVE, Boston Preparatory Charter Public School (the school where her son, David, teaches), and the Home for Little Wanderers (the charity her daughter, Marin, has supported for the last 10 years through her fundraising efforts). To her family, she will be remembered as an avid reader and a crossword zealot. She loved flowers, plants, and herbs. She took great pride in her amazing cooking. Her concern for others gave her an incredible determination to do anything possible, whether it was for the charity efforts she supported or the family she loved. This made her, above all else, a compassionate, loyal, and trusted friend. Susan will be remembered by her family in a private family service. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that people honor her memory by supporting the causes she loved most. Donations can be made to any one of the three organizations below in her name �" the charities/non-profits that she cared most about. "You were the wind in our sails." �" Michael, Marin, and David •SAVE - http://www.save-animals.org/h-m-donations.html •The Home for the Little Wanderers - https://secure2.convio.net/hlw/site/Donation2?idb=709687175&df_id=1200&1200.donation=form1 Contact: Shermika Turner �" sturner@thehome.org •Boston Preparatory Charter Public School - http://www.bostonprep.org/donate/ Contact: Anders Peterson - apeterson@bostonprep.org
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