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Susan Saiter Sullivan

September 12, 1946 — December 27, 2022

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Susan Saiter Sullivan

Susan Mary Saiter Sullivan, 76, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2022.  She was born September 12, 1946, in Alma, Michigan, to the late Andrew Jackson Sullivan and Donna Beardsley Sullivan.  During an itinerant upbringing, she grew up across the Midwest before graduating from the University of Michigan. An accomplished author and journalist, she wrote three novels laced with insight and humor, and reported extensively for The New York Times and the Chicago Sun-Times, among other newspapers and magazines. A gifted instructor and mentor, she also taught English literature and composition at a community college attended by many poor and immigrant students looking to fashion a future. As a journalist, she wrote about public housing, education, the courts, travel, animals, sports and lifestyles. Exposing injustice was her greatest mission in becoming a journalist. The power of education was another abiding interest. Her articles succeeded in uncovering inequalities and misconceptions before they became common topics. You can access her writing at https://www.susansaitersullivan.com . Among her vast passions and volunteer activities, she especially loved dogs and France, and was an avid horseback rider. She was deeply involved in the two Episcopal churches she belonged to, St. James in New York City and St. Ann’s in Bridgehampton, N.Y.  She lived with her husband, Sonny Kleinfield, in New York City and Water Mill, N.Y. In addition to her parents, Susan is preceded in death by her brother, Danny Sullivan.  She is survived by her loving husband; two loving daughters, Samantha Kleinfield and Laura Saiter; brother, Pat Sullivan; sister, Mary Sullivan Grochan; and sister-in-law, Dawn Kleinfield. A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York.   Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

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