Sue Baxa

Elouise Sue St. Clair Baxa joined the Lord after a brief illness on Oct. 26, 2013.

Sue was born in Buckhannon, on June 8, 1939, a daughter of the late Francis and Fanny Venita Warner St. Clair.

Sue is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Willard “Jack” Baxa Jr. of Pittsford, N.Y.

Also surviving are four daughters, Jacqueline Rowlands and husband, Don, and Sandra Altamura and husband, Mike, all of Henrietta, N.Y., Sharon Alvarez and companion, Dale Patterson, of Dacula, Ga., and Sally Siegl and husband, John, of Livonia, N.Y.; one son, Willard “Bill” Baxa III and wife, Josephine, of Buckhannon; seven grandsons, Bryan Rowlands and wife, Shannon, Richard Rowlands and wife, Julie, Brandon Maul and Todd Altamura, all of Henrietta, N.Y., Nicholas Siegl and wife, Maria, of Bloomfield, N.Y., Jerry Patterson of Dacula, Ga., and Willard “Will” Baxa IV of Buckhannon; nine granddaughters, Jennifer Maul of Greece, N.Y., Shivaun Siegl of Livonia, N.Y., Stephanie Patterson of Winder, Ga., Leslie Alvarez of Dacula, N.Y., Jessica Davis and husband, George, of Buckhannon, Chelsie Altamura and Kaylee Maul and companion, Brian Meisch, all of Henrietta, N.Y., Katherine Marquez and husband, Marco, of Fayetteville, N.C., Sarrah Alvarez and companion, Chase Presley, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Venita Joan St. Clair of Cumming, Ga.; one uncle, Conard St. Clair of Buckhannon; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Anthony and husband, Gene, Artis Sprout and husband, Warren, and Linda Smuder; a brother-in-law, Allen Baxa and wife, Terri; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Kay Frances Pilger.

She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia University. Sue began her teaching career in West Virginia before moving to New York. In New York, she attended Geneseo State College and taught in the Rush Henrietta School District for 35 years. She was also involved with the Henrietta Auxiliary Police for 20 years. Sue was a loving wife and mother and an inspiration to all who knew her.

Friends will be received today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

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