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Susan S. Meacham

February 16, 1949 - November 27, 2023

ALFRED STATION – Susan S. Meacham, 74, passed into heaven on Monday (November 27, 2023) at Wellsville Manor.

Mrs. Meacham was born in North Hornell on February 16, 1949 to Frank L. and Jean M. (Palmer) Snyder. She graduated from Alfred-Almond Central School in 1967. In 1969, she completed the Executive Secretary program at Alfred State College. On August 16, 1969 she married David Meacham, who predeceased her on February 19, 2015.

Susan spent the early years of her marriage as a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. She later worked at Alfred University beginning in 1990, retiring in 2016 from her position as office manager.

Susan is survived by a daughter, Heidi (Jason) Burdick of Alfred Station; a son, Timothy D. (Leah) Meacham of Audubon, N.J.; a sister, Barbara Jean Welch of Alfred Station; two brothers, Gerald (Dotty) Snyder and David (Beverly) Snyder, both of Alfred Station; six grandchildren, Anna (Bobby) Ross of Providence, R.I., Eleanor Burdick, Ayden Burdick, and Micah Burdick of Alfred Station, Henry Meacham and Andrew Meacham of Audubon, N.J.; one great grandchild, Bobby “Theo” Ross III; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Susan enjoyed stitchery, creating many projects for family and friends. She was an avid reader with her preference usually being historical novels. The Hallmark Channel was her particular favorite when it came to television time.

Susan was an unpretentious person who was also adept at handling money. She was very economical and kept a close eye on a good find from a thrift store. She passed this talent of frugality to her children for which they are grateful. Both Heidi and Tim fondly remember their mom’s greatest legacy in their lives was her supportive and comforting presence. She was the calm and helpful sounding board when their life circumstances seemed overwhelming.

Susan was a loving and devoted daughter and maintained that love to her parents throughout her adult years. After her mother passed away, she was delighted to continue as her dad’s traveling companion on many road trips in the States as well as a trip to the Philippines.

Susan lavished her love on her grandchildren. She regularly took each of them on individual date outings. For her, investing her time in them was the essence of love.

A woman of faith, Susan displayed a servant’s heart both inside the church and out. She had a gift for hospitality and hosted people in her home often. She truly had a listening ear and cultivated a deep prayer life.

Per her wishes, there will be no prior visitation. A celebration of life will be held as part of the traditional Snyder Family Reunion at a time to be determined. Online condolences may be offered at

A celebration of life will be held as part of the traditional Snyder Family Reunion.

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  1. My deepest condolences to Heidi and the family. May she rest in peace. May your sweet memories help your through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Heidi and Tim and families,
    Sue was a dear friend during our days together at Redeemer Covenant Church. She and Dave were “new” at the same time as we were so we had a rather instant friendship. We enjoyed many fun times together and served at Redeemer on many occasions. She had a deep rooted and sincere faith in Jesus Christ. What a gem! Our prayers are with all of you as you grieve her loss, but she would have no greater joy than to know that you all walk in the TRUTH. 3 John 1:1

  3. I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of “Aunt Sue.” The friendship our families enjoyed over the years remain very special memories. Your mom was so fun. Her dry whit remains a delight. I also have her zucchini bread recipe continuing in my rotation, written out by her on a recipe card. Happy memories of her will live on far and wide.

  4. I am so sorry to hear this. Susan was a wonderful friend and co worker. May she rest in peace. Prayers for her family!

  5. Susan was a good friend to all her neighbors on West University Street. I will miss her big smile and warm greeting whenever meeting her in the village. Susan will be greatly missed, and my sympathy goes out to her family and many friends.

  6. I’m heartbroken to hear that we’ve lost Susan! What a treasure – to individuals and to the community. I go so far back with the Snyder clan that I remember wetting the bed while sleeping over at her house (I’m pretty sure it was Barb’s bed. Sorry Barb!). We were home ec and FHA buddies and , frankly, I think she was my mom’s favorite! Every year through high school, we saved money for a big shopping trip (I think we each amassed about $50) to the Corning mall or even Rochester. During one fancy lunch, I ordered spaghetti and a baked potato. I was mortified when the waiter informed me that nobody gets two carbs, but Susan stuck by me and – as she could do so well – giggled it all away. We both developed a huge crush on a history practice teacher – Carl Zande – from AU. When he left, we harangued our classmates into donating enough to buy a briefcase, which Susan and I presented by ourselves! I was honored to be in her wedding, and she would have been in mine, except that she and David were in Oklahoma at the time. In those days (“those days”!) one didn’t just jump on a plane. We’d lost touch, but those times of being little girls together – y’know – it lasts.

  7. I just learned about Sue’s passing. She and I were “army wives” in Lawton, Oklahoma (Fort Sill) from April 1971 to April 1973. We lived in the same apartment complex for a while….went to church together…..sang in church choir together…. could buy clothes/shoes for one another (same taste) and I was babysitter for Heidi as she had to give notice at work! We even sent the same Christmas card to each other a couple of years ago (from Arkansas to New York!). I was blessed to have known her.


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