Official Obituary of

Susan C. Mahala

November 6, 1946 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Susan Mahala Obituary

Susan Mahala gained her angel wings on February 25, 2024, peacefully at home surrounded by her family, at the age of 77.

She was born on November 6, 1946, to James and Marie Hamilton (Cann) and was the wife of Gus Mahala, with whom she spent 47 years.

She attended Kennett High School, followed by Beauty School and Cecil Community College.

During her lifetime, she pursued many different careers and retired from the Job Corp. However, she would always say her greatest accomplishment was her children.

Her family meant more to her than anything in the world and she made sure to remind each of them often. She was known for making the best spots, nightly check-ins to make sure everyone was safe and early morning birthday calls, making the best sandwiches and always having a pot of coffee on to enjoy a good talk. She loved going to Delaware Park, shopping, dancing, decorating, sewing, watching the Hallmark channel, re-watching her favorite movie “Gone with the Wind” and Bluebloods. She was a kind to everyone she met and her passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of her family and friends.

Susan and Gus had (8) children all together, (33) Grandchildren and (14) Great-Grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly.

“Sue-Sue” as she was affectionately known is survived by children: Suzanne Hughes (Michael), Jennifer Lawson, Carey Hughes (Lee), Tracy Mahala (Ryan), David Mahala (Denise), Keith Mahala, Melissa King (Brian) and Kristen Schwartz (Eric) and Daughter in-law Renee Barnett.

Grandchildren: Ashley, Michael, Corey, Jonathan, Joseph, Lee, Brandon, Miranda, Robert, Giovanni, Sebastian, Timmy, Nicholas, Luke, Alex, Dylan, Jason, Jacob, Charlie, Lexi, Kyle, Eli, Gavin, Shelby, Derian, Savanna, Vivian, Karrigan, Sawyer, Greyson, Tobias, Thatcher and Mckinley.

Great-Grandchildren: Abigail, Aubree, Scarlett, Chase, Paisley, Liam, Bailey, Mayla, Rhys, Archer, Gwen, Braelyn, Keanu and Maria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Florence Rybinski and her faithful dog Trixie.

Susan’s service and burial will be held privately.

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