Former Westhampton Beach Resident Susan Kreiling Lawless Dies May 17


Susan Kreiling Lawless of The Villages, Florida, died on May 17. She was 60.

Born November 13, 1952, in Rhinebeck, she graduated from Westhampton Beach High School in 1970. A graduate of Oneonta State College, she taught school for more than 30 years, working mostly with students with special needs, ending her career at Farley Middle School in Stony Point. In 2007, she and her husband, Jack, moved to Florida, where she was an avid participant in dog agility trials and an enthusiastic golfer and was noted, survivors said, for her unfailing good humor, her integrity, and her generosity of spirit.

A member of North Lake Presbyterian Church in Lady Lake, Florida, Ms. Lawless was previously a longtime member of Westhampton Presbyterian Church.

Predeceased by her husband, John P. (Jack) Lawless, she is survived by her parents, Mary and Robert Kreiling of Florida; sisters, Jean Kreiling of Massachusetts and Nancy Kreiling Kingston of Katonah; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Ivy Kreiling of Virginia; and four nephews, a niece, two stepsons and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held in Florida.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 10328, Brooksville, FL 34603.

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