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Susan M Raymer
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Obituary for Susan M Raymer

Susan Raymer passed away on May 10, 2018, after a brief period of illness due to brain cancer.

Born Zuzanna Antonina Matusik a year after her parents came to United States from Poland in 1939, she was known to her friends and family as Susan. She grew up on Long Island, in Jericho, New York, on her family’s farm. After graduating from Bethpage High School she went on to secretarial school to help support her widowed mother, Antonina Grabovy Matusik, and to help put her two younger brothers through college. A quick study, diligent and reliable, Susan quickly made her way to the post of executive secretary at Long Island Lighting Company, a position she held for several years.

In 1971 she met and married her husband of 47 years, James Raymer. They made their life in Huntington, New York, where they had two daughters. In 1989, they moved to McKinney, Texas, and lived there for the next 30 years, until retiring to Summerville, South Carolina, about six years ago.

She was a great cook; her family will dearly miss her lasagna, meatballs, lemon chicken, and potato salad, but most of all her presence at the family table. Susan enjoyed playing cards her whole life, and really honed her skills in her retirement at the Del Webb community in Summerville. She loved to travel and try new restaurants and, most recently, vacationed on cruises extensively with her husband, James. She particularly delighted in being “Babci” to her two granddaughters, who will feel her gentle, quiet support from above now.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Edward and Albert Matusik, and is survived by her husband, James Raymer, daughters Jennifer (Christopher Suellentrop) and Melissa (Daniel Lowe), and young granddaughters Antonina (“Nina”) and Alice.

Visitation will be held at the McAlister-Smith Funeral Home in Goose Creek, South Carolina at 869 St. James Avenue from 6 to 8 pm on Monday, May 14. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 510 James Avenue, also in Goose Creek, South Carolina, at 10 am on Tuesday, May 15. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a lifelong cause she supported as her brother Edward suffered many long years from MS.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Goose Creek Chapel

869 St. James Avenue
Goose Creek, SC 29445

Funeral Service




10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

510 St. James Avenue
Goose Creek, SC 29445


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