ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY — Suzanne Louise “Suzie” Keeler, 63, Alexandria Bay, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital in Syracuse.
Suzanne was born Nov. 29, 1955, in Alexandria Bay, the daughter of M. Wilmot and Louise Stott Keeler. She was the step-daughter of Harold “Van” VanNorman. She graduated from Alexandria Central School in 1973 and then from Canton ATC in 1975.
She, along with her brother Steve, co-owned Van’s Motor Marine Inc. in Alexandria Bay for 45 years, selling the business in 2015.
Suzanne served the community of Alexandria Bay in many ways including being an active board member of the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce and a member/secretary for the Alexandria Historical Society at Cornwall Bros. Store.
She is survived by her brothers Walter (Johanna) Keeler, Canandaigua, NY, and Steve Keeler, with whom she resided; her nieces, Jana (Jonathan) Keeler Rundle, Stanton, Harcourt, UK and Lauren (Jason) Keeler Gundlach, Lancaster, NY; great-nieces and nephews, Jamie and Iver Rundle, and Tanner Gundlach; and cousins, Wilmot & Judy Keeler, Redwood, NY, and Bethany (Michael) Keeler Leung, CA.
Services will be held at Costello Funeral Home later in the spring as follows: Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 24. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the funeral home with Rev. Freddie Webb officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alexandria Township Historical Society, PO Box 695, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 or the Alexandria Bay Ambulance Squad.
Online condolences may be made at www.costellofuneralservice.com.