February 8, 1969 - December 16, 2016
WALDEN (nee Reich), Susan M. – 47, of Wildwood Crest passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends on Friday, December 16, 2016 after a strong, brave, 15 month fight with metastatic melanoma. Sue attended Dover High School (York, PA), graduated from Lower Cape May Regional High School in 1987; later graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography and thereafter launched her own studio and wedding photography business. Sue’s work was widely recognized in the corporate and retail world and renowned in the wedding industry. She was truly a legend in Cape May. Sue was an accomplished skier, growing up on the ski slopes of PA. Her love for the beach started on Cape May Point where she was blessed to be a summer resident, and where she met many of her cherished South Jersey friends. In her mid-20’s she settled in Wildwood Crest where she grew her family and was one of the co-founders of Ocean Outfitters Surf Shop. Most recently she spent a few years living in Peterborough, NH where she was also embraced by a loving group of friends. Wherever she lived, Sue always became a beloved member of the community and made it her home. Sue was a free spirit who always saw the glass half full, and put her artistic touch on everything and everyone she came in contact with. Sue is dearly missed and forever loved by her family which includes her two daughters, Julia and Kiana Walden; mother, Arlene Reich; father, Lenny (and Louise) Reich; siblings, Stephen Reich, Gregg (and Shannon) Reich, Helene (and John) Cartaina and Leslie Schiffer; father of her beautiful children and dear friend, Jeff Walden; nieces; nephews; close friends and her four-legged pal, Bode. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday (Dec. 20th) in the Spilker Funeral Home, 815 Washington St., Cape May from 10:30am – 11:45am. A time of sharing thoughts, memories and love by family and friends to celebrate Sue’s life will follow and begin at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: The Walden Children Fund, c/o Sturdy Savings Bank, 701 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204. Although this website offers many options to send flowers, PLEASE observe the request of the family to send a memorial contribution instead to: The Walden Children Fund, c/o Sturdy Savings Bank, 701 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204.
WALDEN (nee Reich), Susan M. – 47, of Wildwood Crest passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends on Friday, December 16, 2016 after a strong, brave, 15 month fight with metastatic melanoma. Sue attended Dover High... View Obituary & Service Information
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