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Susan B. Cullen

August 23, 2022

Visitation: No prior visitation
Service: All services will be held by the convience of the family CULLEN – Susan (Busch)
Age 83, of Buffalo NY.
Greatgranddaughter of Buffalo Common
Council President, Henry F. Jerge,
passed away Friday, May 20, 2022,
after a lengthy illness. Susan was born
in 1938 to Harvey W. and Marie (Keller)
Busch in Buffalo, NY. She attended
Buffalo School 22 and graduated from
Bennett High School in 1956. Susan
went on to study Medical Technology
at University of Rochester, earning a
B.A. Degree as well as a Performance
Degree in Piano from The Eastman
School of Music in 1960. She worked
in hospital laboratories in Syracuse,
and Buffalo, and taught private piano
lessons for many years. She was a
skilled seamstress and enjoyed needle
work and knitting. Susan was a 65
year member of P.E.O., a women’s
philanthropic organization, serving in
many roles including New York State
President in 1977-1978. Loving wife
of the late Leonard A. Cullen; she is
survived by her children, Elisabeth “Lisa”
Cullen, Peter (Debora); and grandchildren,
Charlotte, Curtis, Christina Giese,
Matthew B., and Laura Cullen. A private
service will be held at the convenience
of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Families of FANA, WNY: Supporting
the orphanage of which all her
grandchildren were adopted. Please share
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