Suzanne M. Plaskocinski

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Rochester: Suzanne M. Plaskocinski: Passed away Sunday, June 16 2024 age 71.

Suzanne (Sue), came from a family which included 4 brothers, who drove her crazy and she loved tremendously.  The stories about her family, aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins were always filled with laughter and love because that is the environment she grew up in.  Family was everything to Sue and she cherished every moment spent with them.

  In the fall of 1980 she met her husband, Ken, who was working in New Jersey for Eastman Kodak. She also worked for Eastman Kodak in Rochester.  On a trip back to Rochester Ken met Sue.  It was love at first site as they say, at least he thought so she would tell people.  Initially, dating was, Peoples Airlines to Philadelphia and car rides to Rochester on the weekends along with numerous nightly phone calls and on Feb. 6 of 1982 the bond was made.  She cried all the way down on the ride to New Jersey not about the wedding but leaving all her friends and family behind.

  Sue was the adventuresome one of the two.  They enjoyed many cruises with friends as well as a trip through Europe with her parents and aunt Mary and uncle Bill and another through Ireland with long time friends Bob and Linda Murphy. Her and Ken spent every year (43yrs.) visiting Bob and Linda in New Jersey, Virginia, California and finally Florida, making many friendships there.  As time went on her friends were Ken’s friends and his friends were her friends.  It seemed like another large family was formed composed of dear friends.  Speaking of friends, she had this amazing quality of being your friend within minutes of meeting her.  She had a wonderful ability to listen, empathize, be compassionate or just share a funny moment and soon she had another friend.  This was especially true when Ken told her he was being transferred out west.  She thought California was to far. It was closer than where they ended up, Hawaii for 3 years.  New neighbors, new culture, talk about diversity.  Once again she made friends quickly.  Within the year she was invited to join a neighbor on an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas.  It took some coaxing to get her to tell of the slot machine tournament she got into on the visit.  People cheering her on as she won the tournament and the $500 which she put in the safe and brought home. One of the few winners in Las Vegas.

  Back in Rochester in 1997 she began a new career or careers.  She didn’t care to be teased about this but it was her desire to learn new things.  She loved flowers so there were jobs at Wegman’s floral dept. and Rockcastle Florist. There was also the Dress Barn in Greece, Greater Rochester Chiropractic, the YMCA, DBI (Georgetown) and finally English Road Pediatrics. May have missed some but not only was a job fulfilled but many more friendships were created. 

  Being back in Rochester meant once again bonding with her friends who have a special place in her life Sharon Doell and Donna Lastorti.  She was there for them and they were there for her especially at the end along with family, especially Ellen and Deb.  She loved her fish fries and Friday became a weekly ritual. The stories, laughter and fun she shared with Fred, Linda, Bob,Vivian, Bill, Carol, Mark, Colleen, Paul and Mary Jo and many others.

   Being back in Rochester meant time with her mother and father, since passed,  who she adored.  She was a lot like her mother funny and an affinity to prepare enough food to feed 50 people when only 12 were coming to dinner.  Another highlight she cherished was initiating and accompanying her father on an Honor Flight for armed forces veterans.  She got to spend 3 days just her and her Dad in Washington visiting the sites and enjoying the camaraderie with the veterans.

  The most important thing in her life along with family was her Christian beliefs.  She was a true follower of the Lord.  She went to several churches but Hope became her rock, especially Pastor Larry.

She worked with the food pantry as well as a helper and teacher in the summer bible vacation classes.  She also sang in the choir but only because she thought no one could hear her. 

  She was active in several prayer/bible study groups.  One was with a Thursday night group but it also involved a dinner which she always mentioned to her husband the next day.  Apparently the food and prayer, were fulfilling, both spiritually as well as tasty.

   One cannot talk about Sue without talking about children.  She did not have a child of her own but loved her step son as her own.  She was blessed with a granddaughter, nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews which she showered with her love every chance she could. She cherished the early years with her granddaughter Megan along with Taylor and Jaden who all played together as children.  She always looked forward to spending time with her nieces and nephews David, Lindsay and Kristine and Micheal and watching them grow into adulthood.  She was always excited to be with her her grand nieces and nephews, Lucas and Ella and Braydon and Brielle.

Heartfelt thanks to the caregivers from The Lipson Cancer Center @ Unity and RGH Hospice Services

 GOD gave us a wonderful gift when Sue was born and heaven will shine a little brighter now that she has gone home.

Predeceased by her father, Roland Conderman. Survived by her husband of 42 years, Ken Plaskocinski; her stepson, James Plaskocinski; her mother, Marjorie Conderman; her brothers: Jeff (Elaine) Conderman, Rob (Tracey) Conderman, Bill (Carol) Conderman, Tom Conderman; granddaughter, Megan Plaskocinski; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

No prior calling.  Her Funeral Service will be held Thursday (June 20th) 10:00 AM in the chapel of Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  Interment, White Haven Memorial Park. 


  1. Marcia Rest on June 17, 2024 at 4:11 pm

    Sue will be greatly missed. I only knew Sue for a few years but we became good friends. We went to book club at the library, took walks in the neighborhood and enjoyed our time together. We had fun when a few neighbors got together to play cards and enjoy the evening together. She was a wonderful and caring person ❤️

  2. Amanda Anne on June 17, 2024 at 4:46 pm

    Ms. Sue is going to be greatly missed, Sue had the most amazing heart full of love and light. Sue had a way about making you feel so loved in the shortest of conversations. Sue would always ask about my grandchild and family and always took interest in my life. I hope Sue is looking down at us wrapping her love and warmth around us because the world has lost an angel. I will always remember her hugs and just how stunning she always looked. I love you Ms. Sue
    (as I called her.) Ken I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts to everyone that had the privilege of knowing Sue.

  3. Ron and Connie Wood on June 17, 2024 at 6:29 pm

    Sue was one of the few people that I loved as soon as I met her. Her quick smile and twinkly blue eyes portrayed the very special woman she was. She always had a kind word and would ask about our family with genuine concern. She spread her kindness to everyone she met. The highest compliment I can give is she reminded me of my Mom. She had the same personality and sense of humor as Sue. I’m so very glad we got to share in her life even if it for only 7 short years. Heaven definitely gained an angel with Sue. She will be missed.

  4. Jan Nagle on June 17, 2024 at 8:11 pm

    I feel very sad for Sue‘s family who will miss her so greatly. I’m thankful she’s in a wonderful place and not in any pain. Sue came to my house every Thursday night for years. where we talked and prayed and ate and fellowshiped. She was one of the kindest, most thoughtful, and giving people I have ever known. She always had a card or a gift or a note for someone who wasn’t feeling well. She was a tremendous blessing to everyone who knew her. She also blessed us with many many wonderful desserts! I feel like I know many of her family members, even though we have never met, because of praying for them. My prayer now is that God will guide you all through this very difficult time.

  5. Donna Rowland on June 17, 2024 at 9:27 pm

    Sue was the most wonderful caring friend to me. She was a amazing person who touched so many lives. Heaven has a angel looking down on us. I will always remember what a kind gentle person Sue was. Iam honored that I got to work with her for a few years. My thoughts and prayers to Ken and her family during this difficult time. Rest in peace my dear friend I will miss you.

  6. Colleen Robinson on June 17, 2024 at 10:53 pm

    A wonderful tribute to Sue and the light it shed on all the lives she touched.
    She was beautiful inside and out.
    She was an inspiration to all that knew her. Such a sweet, kind, gentle person I thankful I got to know.
    Sue will be missed greatly . She is gone but definitely will never be forgotten.

  7. Fred & Linda Messbauer on June 18, 2024 at 12:35 am

    We’ve known Sue since she & Ken began dating & always enjoyed being with her. Throughout the years the four of us had great times together.
    She will be dearly missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.
    Rest in peace our beautiful friend. We love you.

  8. Patty capizzi on June 18, 2024 at 6:17 am

    Sue and I worked together at the Drs office and we would laugh together all day. She was the sweetest person I have ever known and it was an honor to be her friend. I never minded going to work on the days Sue worked with me because I knew it would be a great day. I know she is looking down on us. I will miss you my sweet Sue. Rest in Peace.

  9. David Sansone on June 18, 2024 at 1:12 pm

    Sue was a part of the “Family” we always had a bond through the friendship her Dad Roland(Ace) and Mom Marge had with my parents.
    Sue was a pleasure to see and speak with and we always ended our conversation with a laugh and a Smile.
    It was my privilege to have known such a warm hearted, happy soul.

    Fly with the Angels Sue, you will be remembered fondly.

  10. Sally Pallone Fazio on June 18, 2024 at 4:13 pm

    I only knew Sue for two years but from the moment we met I felt I had the sister I had always wanted. She was always there to talk,laugh,have a quick visit or lunch. She always had time to listen to my woes, never complaining about hers. God was good enough to send us an angel if only for a short time. We can only hope she will wrap her angel wings around us and give us strength to go on without her,

  11. Brother Bill on June 18, 2024 at 4:30 pm

    If there ever was a blue print on how to live your life my sister provided it. She was the kindest, warmest, caring individual that you’d ever come across. We will always keep your memories alive dear sister and will someday be united with you forever! Until then we will miss you so very much!

  12. Linda (John) Caligiuri on June 18, 2024 at 8:15 pm

    Sue taught me to turn to psalm 23 when life overwhelmed me. I am there now my friend. You were and are my buddy. We shared laughter and tackled concerns. We absolutely loved our times with you and Ken. So many laughs!- a glass of wine and some scotch for the boys- I prayed God would leave you with us as the good soldier you have always been but he called you home- rewarding your faith. This is God’s gain our loss. We know who you were and your presence will always be with us. You were always bright- positive and introspective. We are so blessed you were part of our lives and promise to make the most of life as you always did. We love you dear friend. Miss you!

  13. Lynnmarie Argentina on June 19, 2024 at 8:21 pm

    Ken, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Sue at Hope Lutheran Church many years ago and we became friends. She was a wonderful, sweet and caring lady. God blessed us by bringing her into our lives. I loved being around her. She will be missed so much. You are in my prayers.

  14. Mike and Judy Good on June 20, 2024 at 1:54 pm

    Ken, we were so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. Although our paths didn’t cross much while working for Kodak, we enjoyed our times together, usually with Bob and Linda.

  15. David Hurlbutt on June 23, 2024 at 6:26 am

    So sorry we were out of the country and couldn’t be there for her service. Sue was beautiful person inside and out, always smiling, always serving her great God and others. Huge hugs to the whole family, while so grateful we will see her again, thanks to faith in Jesus.

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