FREDONIA - Susan M. Blackmore passed away at her home in Fredonia, N.Y., on Jan. 18, 2013, following a brief illness.
She was born in 1948 in Dunkirk, N.Y., to the late Thomas G. and Marian (Brown) Blackmore.
Susan graduated from Brocton Central High School and attended Jamestown Business College. Since 1977, until her untimely death, she was employed at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk.
She had a lifetime fondness for animals, was an accomplished church organist, and a medical transcriptioinist. Susan's sense of humor was renowned, as were her baking abilities, especially her oatmeal raisin cookies. She was an avid basketball fan.
Susan is survived by her companion, Daniel Waite; her sisters, Mary Ann Jansons-Herrera of Chicago, Ill., and Jean Blackmore of Fredonia, as well as two nieces and a nephew.
The family will hold a memorial service for Susan at the Chautauqua County Home. The date and time will be announced by the Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 E. Main St., Fredonia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk would be gratefully appreciated by Susan's family.