Deaths Death Notices
PALMER-SOWASH, Susan "Susie" (Lantzy)
PALMER-SOWASH - Susan 'Susie' (nee Lantzy)
"I came to New Orleans to live". And live she did. But on January 6, 2018, Susie died after a short bout with cancer. She was 67. In lieu of a memorial service, her family is planning to celebrate her life in New Orleans later this year. Susie grew up in Angola, New York and has resided in New Orleans since 2005. She met her husband, Greg Sowash in 1987 in Dover, Delaware. They have four children between them: Shani Palmer-Bacon, Kristin Sykes and her husband Jason, Sean Sowash and his wife Halissa and Kyle Sowash and his wife Jennifer Wray. They also have seven grandchildren. Susie was predeceased by her parents, William Lantzy and Maria (Williams) Lantzy; and two brothers, Tom Lantzy and Bill Lantzy. She is survived by her youngest brother, Ray Lantzy and his family in Hamburg, New York. Susie always talked about how wonderful her life was and how she would never change a thing. She spent over 20 plus years as a military spouse followed by another 20 plus years as a civilian spouse. As she moved around the country, she had many experiences including Director of the Delaware Valley Nature Center, a carpenter, a house cleaner, a substitute teacher, a counselor, and a grocery store clerk to name only a few. In 2005, she moved to New Orleans with her husband because it was something they had always wanted to do. After evacuating for Katrina, they returned to New Orleans to work in the food and beverage industry. Susie quickly found her niche and her passion for taking care of other people exploded. After 12 years, she regretfully retired for health reasons. She will be remembered for her smile, her sense of humor, her kindness, and her generosity. Even though she is physically gone, her spirit will continue to live in the Big Easy.