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Susan Marie (O'Hara) Fitzmire

Born: Wed., Sep. 21, 1955
Died: Wed., Mar. 3, 2021


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 11, 2021
Location: Ruffenach Funeral Home , Drexel Hill

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM, Fri., Mar. 12, 2021
Location: St. Dorothy Church

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Fri., Mar. 12, 2021
Location: St. Dorothy Church

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Susan Marie O’Hara Fitzmire

            1955 - 2021



Susan Marie O’Hara Fitzmire, 65, passed away at home surround by her loving family on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Springfield, PA.  She was born to Helen and Harry O’Hara on September 21st, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA.  On February 11, 1978 she married the love of her life, Robert Fitzmire, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Norwood, PA.

     Susan is survived by her husband Robert; their children Christina Heyduk (Adam), Robert Fitzmire Jr. (Alicia), and Lauren Brown (William); and her 7 grandchildren: Colin, Kylie, Jenna, Mabel, Isla Rose, Robert III, and Greta.  Susan is also survived by her 10 siblings: Michael O’Hara(Helen), Francis O’Hara (Patricia), Daniel O’Hara, Kathy Randell, Tricia Winters, Joan Marie Shields, Denise Lynch, Kevin O’Hara, Joseph O’Hara (Diane), and Ann Marie Bistline (Eric), as well as her 25 nieces and nephews.


     Susan began her career with US Steel before leaving in 1982 to focus on raising her children.  She went back to school and graduated with honors from Rosemont College in 1992 and then spent of majority of her career as a widely loved teacher at Saint Andrews Catholic School.  She retired in 2005 to stay home and care for her grandchildren.


     Susan enjoyed traveling the world with her husband and spending endless summers in North Wildwood with family and friends.  She loved getting lost in a great book on a sunny day at the beach or dancing the night away to her favorite oldies anywhere she could find a dance floor – she will always be our dancing queen.

   Relatives and friends are invited to Susan's viewing Thursady evening, March 11, 2021 from 6-8pm at the Ruffenach's Funeral Home 4900 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, PA  19026 and Friday morning  9 - 10:15am at St. Dorothy Church, 4910 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 where her Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am

In lieu of flowers we ask that you to please make donations in her honor to Penn Hospice in admiration of many nurses who cared for Susan throughout her battle. Contributions can be made in her honor of Susan here: 

Penn Medicine Development and Alumni Relations

3535 Market St Suite 750

Philadelphia PA 19104



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   Posted Sun March 07, 2021
Mrs Fitzmire was such a memorable teacher at St. Andrews. She was great and always made me laugh. She always talked about her kids! So very sorry for your loss.

   Posted Sun March 07, 2021
My deepest sympathy of the passing of Susan.
May she Rest In Peace.
May your hearts fill with the wonderful times you were with Susan
Praying for the family

Maura Webber Dee
   Posted Tue March 09, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of Mrs Fitzmire’s passing. She was one my favorite teachers at SAS. She made 4th grade so fun for us, so many cherished memories. Sending love, peace and prayers to her family.

Phyllis (DePaoli) Kopytko
   Posted Tue March 09, 2021
I am so sorry for the earthly loss of Susan. She will live on in the laughter of all of us, the memories that stimulate that laughter, and the love we hold in our heart for her. 💔 We had the best times together as teenagers and young adults. Most I will never forget I pray. Hope the happy memories near and dear to each of you and again I'm so sorry for your loss.

Terri and Don Decker
   Posted Tue March 09, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Janet DePaoli
   Posted Wed March 10, 2021
I am so very sorry to hear of Susan's passing. She is a blessed soul and. I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in Susan's love.

Nancy Viscuso
   Posted Wed March 10, 2021
To the dear family of Susan---I am very sorry for your loss. As a close friend of Theresa & Bill, I've been kept informed of your journey throughout Susan's illness. I know of the love, care, and prayers that have been poured out for Susan; and I admire all of you for the love, strength, compassion, and loyalty you've provided to your wife, mom, grand mom, sister, & friend.
God Bless you and comfort you in your sorrow & grief.
Nancy Viscuso

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