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Kim Holzman
Kim Hom Holzman
Jen, 
    Many thanks for the update. Am glad to hear that your mom is watching over you  as you embark on your new posting.  We did not think she would do anything less no matter where she is.  We think about Suzanne often and know that she is in our hearts.
     FYI..our fond aloha to you, your dad, James and Josh.  Kim and John
Vilma Ortiz
Vilma Ortiz
Dear Jen, James, Josh, and Mark,

It's been a little over a week since Suzanne's death and I've thought about Suzanne and your family every day since. It is a difficult road moving forward from the death of a loved one. Grieving is hard and healing is work. There are few shortcuts but there are many gifts along the way.

Jen, I sense that you want to continue posting to this blog. If so, I encourage to do so, Writing is wonderful way to process grief. And those who have been reading these last few months would support you.

In the end, everyone needs to find their own path through grief. For me, it was being able to share with a few close friends and with those in my bereavement group. Your paths will be unique.

Sending healing thoughts,
Vilma 

  
Mary Kritz
Mary Kritz
The demographic profession has lost a valued friend and colleague. I was very saddened to learn of Suzanne's death and hope the family and others can be comforted by loving memories. The Population Association of America (PAA) holds a Memorial Service at its annual meeting in order to remember colleagues who died in the past year. The 2014 PAA meetings will be held in Boston at the Marriott Copley Place. The Memorial Service usually takes place on Thursday evening at 8:30pm. Suzanne will be one of the demographers who will be remembered at that meeting. I hope many of you can attend.
Kim Holzman
Kim Hom Holzman
Mark, Jennie, James, and Josh,
   Thanks for update.  We will definitely be in DC to celebrate and memorialize Suzanne's/your mom's life. May you be comforted by all the love around you and knowing how much other loved and honored Suzanne as well.
    Take care.
     Much love and aloha, Kim and John
Kevin Leicht
Kevin Leicht
To jen and Family - I am deeply saddened by suzanne's passing and I will pray for all of you in the coming days. She was a personal inspiration to me as a Creighton graduate and represents the best of what Iowa has to offer the world. I will be in Fort Dodge if you will have me.


Bruce Taylor
Bruce Taylor
Mark, Jen, James, and Josh, John Czajka pulled me aside this afternoon at the FCSM conference and told me about Suzanne. I am so very sorry. The last time I saw Suzanne was when she was kind enough to come to my wife's wake almost six years ago. Carol had the Steve Jobs type of pancreatic cancer, so I have some idea of what you must all have been through. Jen, your tribute to your mom was amazing. I first met Suzannne when we were in grad school at Michigan. To say she was special is just inadequate. I was priviliged to have had her in my life. When Carol was ill, somehow what was important in life became very clear. Her illness drew us close to her and made us a better family. I see that kind of experience woven through your blog, and I'm sure it was a great comfort to Suzanne. Bless you all, and I'll see you at the memorial in DC in December.
Liz Kofman
Liz Kofman
Dear Mark, Jen, James, and Josh,

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this difficult time with us. I've learned so much about what family and love are really about through these posts. 

Suzanne was so generous with her time and so invested in the wellbeing of others. I'm one of the many, many people that benefited from her generosity.  Suzanne's incredible kindness and warmth will be what I remember about your very special mom and wife. Even now, despite the sadness, when I think about Suzanne I eventually can't help but to smile. I wish we all had more time with her, but I will treasure the time I did have. 

With love and gratitude, 
Liz

Judith Cavanagh
Judith cavanagh
I'm Judy Cavanagh, my daughter is Shannon Cavanagh.  Suzanne was Shannon's friend and mentor while she was a college student.  Suzanne helps shannon in so many ways, she cared for her, watched over her while she began her career with loving suggestions and even to the point of having shannon live in your home.  I met Suzanne, Mark and the kids several times and realize what a gift shannon was given to have your family on her side.  As a Mother, I was grateful to know she was being helped.
My prayers are with Suzanne, wishing her a safe and peaceful journey home and with Mark and the kids.  " May the road rise to meet you and the wind be at your back!"
God Bless you,  Judith Cavanagh
Mary Kay Zuravleff
Mary Kay Zuravleff
Loads of love from Jocelyn Street to the four of you. Thank you for posting the journal, which was a steady reminder of your family's bond and humor. (And Jen, you would have been amazed at Halloween this year, which had the largest showing ever.) I was so impressed with how your care for Suzanne, from food to Man Men episodes, and how many treasured family members and friends made their way to you. Love, Mary Kay Zuravleff
Philip N. Cohen
Philip Cohen
Please accept my deepest condolences and heartfelt thanks for providing us this platform. For those of us who were not as personally close to Suzanne, it's been wonderful to be able to share with her family the wonderful contributions she made to our lives, careers and profession. I hope that brought you all some satisfaction. In that vein, I have written a short professional tribute, one of many we'll see, I am sure: http://familyinequality.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/suzanne-bianchi/.
Kim Holzman
Kim Hom Holzman
Jen, 
    Many thanks for the update. Am glad to hear that your mom is watching over you  as you embark on your new posting.  We did not think she would do anything less no matter where she is.  We think about Suzanne often and know that she is in our hearts.
     FYI..our fond aloha to you, your dad, James and Josh.  Kim and John
Mary Kritz
Mary Kritz
The demographic profession has lost a valued friend and colleague. I was very saddened to learn of Suzanne's death and hope the family and others can be comforted by loving memories. The Population Association of America (PAA) holds a Memorial Service at its annual meeting in order to remember colleagues who died in the past year. The 2014 PAA meetings will be held in Boston at the Marriott Copley Place. The Memorial Service usually takes place on Thursday evening at 8:30pm. Suzanne will be one of the demographers who will be remembered at that meeting. I hope many of you can attend.
Kim Holzman
Kim Hom Holzman
Mark, Jennie, James, and Josh,
   Thanks for update.  We will definitely be in DC to celebrate and memorialize Suzanne's/your mom's life. May you be comforted by all the love around you and knowing how much other loved and honored Suzanne as well.
    Take care.
     Much love and aloha, Kim and John
Kevin Leicht
Kevin Leicht
To jen and Family - I am deeply saddened by suzanne's passing and I will pray for all of you in the coming days. She was a personal inspiration to me as a Creighton graduate and represents the best of what Iowa has to offer the world. I will be in Fort Dodge if you will have me.


Liz Kofman
Liz Kofman
Dear Mark, Jen, James, and Josh,

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this difficult time with us. I've learned so much about what family and love are really about through these posts. 

Suzanne was so generous with her time and so invested in the wellbeing of others. I'm one of the many, many people that benefited from her generosity.  Suzanne's incredible kindness and warmth will be what I remember about your very special mom and wife. Even now, despite the sadness, when I think about Suzanne I eventually can't help but to smile. I wish we all had more time with her, but I will treasure the time I did have. 

With love and gratitude, 
Liz

Judith Cavanagh
Judith cavanagh
I'm Judy Cavanagh, my daughter is Shannon Cavanagh.  Suzanne was Shannon's friend and mentor while she was a college student.  Suzanne helps shannon in so many ways, she cared for her, watched over her while she began her career with loving suggestions and even to the point of having shannon live in your home.  I met Suzanne, Mark and the kids several times and realize what a gift shannon was given to have your family on her side.  As a Mother, I was grateful to know she was being helped.
My prayers are with Suzanne, wishing her a safe and peaceful journey home and with Mark and the kids.  " May the road rise to meet you and the wind be at your back!"
God Bless you,  Judith Cavanagh
Vilma Ortiz
Vilma Ortiz
Dear Jen, James, Josh, and Mark,

It's been a little over a week since Suzanne's death and I've thought about Suzanne and your family every day since. It is a difficult road moving forward from the death of a loved one. Grieving is hard and healing is work. There are few shortcuts but there are many gifts along the way.

Jen, I sense that you want to continue posting to this blog. If so, I encourage to do so, Writing is wonderful way to process grief. And those who have been reading these last few months would support you.

In the end, everyone needs to find their own path through grief. For me, it was being able to share with a few close friends and with those in my bereavement group. Your paths will be unique.

Sending healing thoughts,
Vilma 

  
Bruce Taylor
Bruce Taylor
Mark, Jen, James, and Josh, John Czajka pulled me aside this afternoon at the FCSM conference and told me about Suzanne. I am so very sorry. The last time I saw Suzanne was when she was kind enough to come to my wife's wake almost six years ago. Carol had the Steve Jobs type of pancreatic cancer, so I have some idea of what you must all have been through. Jen, your tribute to your mom was amazing. I first met Suzannne when we were in grad school at Michigan. To say she was special is just inadequate. I was priviliged to have had her in my life. When Carol was ill, somehow what was important in life became very clear. Her illness drew us close to her and made us a better family. I see that kind of experience woven through your blog, and I'm sure it was a great comfort to Suzanne. Bless you all, and I'll see you at the memorial in DC in December.
Mary Kay Zuravleff
Mary Kay Zuravleff
Loads of love from Jocelyn Street to the four of you. Thank you for posting the journal, which was a steady reminder of your family's bond and humor. (And Jen, you would have been amazed at Halloween this year, which had the largest showing ever.) I was so impressed with how your care for Suzanne, from food to Man Men episodes, and how many treasured family members and friends made their way to you. Love, Mary Kay Zuravleff
Philip N. Cohen
Philip Cohen
Please accept my deepest condolences and heartfelt thanks for providing us this platform. For those of us who were not as personally close to Suzanne, it's been wonderful to be able to share with her family the wonderful contributions she made to our lives, careers and profession. I hope that brought you all some satisfaction. In that vein, I have written a short professional tribute, one of many we'll see, I am sure: http://familyinequality.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/suzanne-bianchi/.
Kim Holzman
Kim Hom Holzman
Jen, 
    Many thanks for the update. Am glad to hear that your mom is watching over you  as you embark on your new posting.  We did not think she would do anything less no matter where she is.  We think about Suzanne often and know that she is in our hearts.
     FYI..our fond aloha to you, your dad, James and Josh.  Kim and John
Liz Kofman
Liz Kofman
Dear Mark, Jen, James, and Josh,

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this difficult time with us. I've learned so much about what family and love are really about through these posts. 

Suzanne was so generous with her time and so invested in the wellbeing of others. I'm one of the many, many people that benefited from her generosity.  Suzanne's incredible kindness and warmth will be what I remember about your very special mom and wife. Even now, despite the sadness, when I think about Suzanne I eventually can't help but to smile. I wish we all had more time with her, but I will treasure the time I did have. 

With love and gratitude, 
Liz

Mary Kay Zuravleff
Mary Kay Zuravleff
Loads of love from Jocelyn Street to the four of you. Thank you for posting the journal, which was a steady reminder of your family's bond and humor. (And Jen, you would have been amazed at Halloween this year, which had the largest showing ever.) I was so impressed with how your care for Suzanne, from food to Man Men episodes, and how many treasured family members and friends made their way to you. Love, Mary Kay Zuravleff
Vilma Ortiz
Vilma Ortiz
Dear Jen, James, Josh, and Mark,

It's been a little over a week since Suzanne's death and I've thought about Suzanne and your family every day since. It is a difficult road moving forward from the death of a loved one. Grieving is hard and healing is work. There are few shortcuts but there are many gifts along the way.

Jen, I sense that you want to continue posting to this blog. If so, I encourage to do so, Writing is wonderful way to process grief. And those who have been reading these last few months would support you.

In the end, everyone needs to find their own path through grief. For me, it was being able to share with a few close friends and with those in my bereavement group. Your paths will be unique.

Sending healing thoughts,
Vilma 

  
Kim Holzman
Kim Hom Holzman
Mark, Jennie, James, and Josh,
   Thanks for update.  We will definitely be in DC to celebrate and memorialize Suzanne's/your mom's life. May you be comforted by all the love around you and knowing how much other loved and honored Suzanne as well.
    Take care.
     Much love and aloha, Kim and John
Kevin Leicht
Kevin Leicht
To jen and Family - I am deeply saddened by suzanne's passing and I will pray for all of you in the coming days. She was a personal inspiration to me as a Creighton graduate and represents the best of what Iowa has to offer the world. I will be in Fort Dodge if you will have me.


Mary Kritz
Mary Kritz
The demographic profession has lost a valued friend and colleague. I was very saddened to learn of Suzanne's death and hope the family and others can be comforted by loving memories. The Population Association of America (PAA) holds a Memorial Service at its annual meeting in order to remember colleagues who died in the past year. The 2014 PAA meetings will be held in Boston at the Marriott Copley Place. The Memorial Service usually takes place on Thursday evening at 8:30pm. Suzanne will be one of the demographers who will be remembered at that meeting. I hope many of you can attend.
Bruce Taylor
Bruce Taylor
Mark, Jen, James, and Josh, John Czajka pulled me aside this afternoon at the FCSM conference and told me about Suzanne. I am so very sorry. The last time I saw Suzanne was when she was kind enough to come to my wife's wake almost six years ago. Carol had the Steve Jobs type of pancreatic cancer, so I have some idea of what you must all have been through. Jen, your tribute to your mom was amazing. I first met Suzannne when we were in grad school at Michigan. To say she was special is just inadequate. I was priviliged to have had her in my life. When Carol was ill, somehow what was important in life became very clear. Her illness drew us close to her and made us a better family. I see that kind of experience woven through your blog, and I'm sure it was a great comfort to Suzanne. Bless you all, and I'll see you at the memorial in DC in December.
Judith Cavanagh
Judith cavanagh
I'm Judy Cavanagh, my daughter is Shannon Cavanagh.  Suzanne was Shannon's friend and mentor while she was a college student.  Suzanne helps shannon in so many ways, she cared for her, watched over her while she began her career with loving suggestions and even to the point of having shannon live in your home.  I met Suzanne, Mark and the kids several times and realize what a gift shannon was given to have your family on her side.  As a Mother, I was grateful to know she was being helped.
My prayers are with Suzanne, wishing her a safe and peaceful journey home and with Mark and the kids.  " May the road rise to meet you and the wind be at your back!"
God Bless you,  Judith Cavanagh
Philip N. Cohen
Philip Cohen
Please accept my deepest condolences and heartfelt thanks for providing us this platform. For those of us who were not as personally close to Suzanne, it's been wonderful to be able to share with her family the wonderful contributions she made to our lives, careers and profession. I hope that brought you all some satisfaction. In that vein, I have written a short professional tribute, one of many we'll see, I am sure: http://familyinequality.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/suzanne-bianchi/.