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11/06/14 - NNHS Newsletter
Susan Bauz

Susan Anna Bauz
(19 Dec 1945 - 02 Nov 2014)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    I was quite saddened this morning to read of the death of      Susan Bauz, Class of 1963, who passed away in Connecticut on Sunday, November 02, 2014 at the age of 68.

   She was the sister of   Paul Bauz ('65) of VA, and of the late Marie Bauz Holtgreve. 

   Susan and I were in French classes and French Club as well as Tri-Hi-Y together at Newport News High School, and I remember her with fondness. I last saw her eleven years ago at the 40-Year Reunion of her class. She will be missed by many.

From the Daily Press - 11/06/14:

                          Susan Anna Bauz
    NEWPORT NEWS - Susan, 68, peacefully passed away on November 2, 2014 in the beauty of rural Connecticut. Only six months had passed since her diagnosis of bladder cancer.

Susan was born on December 19, 1945 in Miami, Fla. and grew up in Newport News.

After living in Washington, D.C., Mexico, and France, she returned to Newport News in 1979 and built a rich and diverse life that included a varied career spanning movement and art therapy with elderly adults and adults with intellectual disabilities, serving homeless families, and various retail positions where she met many longtime friends.

She was a committed volunteer with the American Theater in Phoebus. Susan enjoyed drum circles and often joined Earth Rising gatherings.

Susan Bauz
Her family feels grateful that she died knowing she was loved.

She is survived by daughter Oona Waxenfelter and her husband Tim of Washington, D.C.; daughter Sasha Zatyrka and her husband Mark of West Suffield, Conn.; cherished grandchildren Zane, Elliana, and Colby; sister Carol Hawkins and her husband Slim of Newport News; brother Paul Bauz and his wife Sharon of Richmond; and 7 nieces and nephews and their families, including Liz Barrows of Newport News.

She was preceded in death by parents Wally and Louise Bauz and sister Marie Holtgreve and her husband Paul of Indianapolis, IN.

A memorial service will be held November 9 at the UU Fellowship of the Peninsula in Newport News. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., with a celebration of her life at 3 p.m., followed by a procession to Lions Bridge in Mariners Museum Park to scatter Susan's ashes at sunset.

Memorials may be made to Believe Big ( or Lions Bridge ( View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on November 6, 2014.

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November 06, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

~ Alyson Watts, Hampton, Virginia
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November 06, 2014

To Oona, Sasha and family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Susan and both of you have been dear to our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Mel, Sylvia, Tricia, Lizza Gonzales and family

~ Mel, Sylvia, Tricia, Lizza Gonzales and family

November 06, 2014

So sorry such a beautiful and loving person is no longer with us. May her peaceful warrior spirit and loving kindness live on in the lives of others.

~ Unsigned

November 06, 2014
We are sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

November 06, 2014

Susan was such a gracious and loving person. I loved our conversations, I will miss her. Hail the Traveler!

~ Chessie Roberts, Newport News, Virginia

November 06, 2014

I volunteered with Susan at The American Theater several times. She was always excited about her drumming classes and enjoyed sharing her art with the local community. She will be missed by us Theater volunteers. My condolences to the family.

November 07, 2014

   Our deepest condolences are extended to Susan's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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     Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
yetteville, NC 28311-9309

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