Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, is Suzanne’s birthday. The most remarkable human being known to me.   My bride of nearly 29 years. Here she is, the day we were married. She even made her own dress.  (She makes everything!)


 — Suzanne, June 14, 1989 —


Three years ago, Suzanne accepted an offer to tell part of her personal story on video.  It’s about 8-9 minutes. Enjoy:


In 2011, Suzanne was nominated for Citizen of the Year in Brevard County, for her work in bringing awareness to our fallen soldiers and victims of terror, by installing flags and banners across the giant Unitarian property abutting U.S. # 1 in south Rockledge. It was a major project to coordinate, indeed.


FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE:  2007.                                      

FIELD ON THE UNFORGOTTEN   September 11, 2011







Suzanne’s son, Tyson, and family:  Lisa (wife)

Grandkids: Logan, Andrew, Avery, Carling


Plus OUR kids, Jason 32, and Lacey, 31  (It’s a long story) But they ARE our kids…who Suzanne (and I) took in some 22 years ago. One of her life’s greatest achievements…for which I…and they…will always be grateful. 


Sue, Shilpi, (girlfriend) Jason                          Lacey, Daniel (hubby)


And — Last but not least:







  1. Helen Bennett November 22, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    A wonderful tribute to Suzanne and your family. Happy Birthday to Suzanne on Thanksgiving Day. Just one more thing to be thankful for.

  2. Evelyn Frank Goldberg November 22, 2017 at 11:17 am #


  3. Joseph Pesce November 22, 2017 at 11:35 am #

    Happy Birthday Suzanne !

  4. Ron November 22, 2017 at 11:44 am #


  5. George Wolf November 22, 2017 at 11:57 am #

    Thank you for sending this. I just put a phone call into you and opened my email and there was this.

    Happy Birthday Suzanne wish wishes for many more.

  6. Kathy Argo November 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    Wishing the happiest of birthdays, and all the best life has to offer in the years ahead, to a very special and remarkable YOUNG lady … Lots of love and big warm hugs to you … Suzie Q

  7. Dr. Jack A. Milavic November 22, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    Happy Birthday Dear Beautiful and talented Suzanne. Squidgy, you are one lucky puppy to have Suzanne for your wife and friend.

  8. Dr. Jack A. Milavic November 22, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    Happy Birthday Dear Beautiful and talented Suzanne. Squidgy, you are one lucky puppy to have Suzanne for your wife and friend.

  9. Frank Mussoline November 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

    You hit the jackpot with Suzanne, FINALLY, two beautiful and artistic people who deserve each other. May you have many more anniversaries with the love of you life. I am so happy for both of you. Your old friend and confidant, Frank You two are very special people. Thank you for your friendship.

  10. Donald Gilleland November 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

    Happy Birthday Suzanne. I hope you and Marshall plan to do something wonderful on this important day. The two of you are two of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met and I’m glad to call you friends in my “elder” years!

  11. Anne Bonner November 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUZANNE! What an inspiration to us all! Anne Bonner

  12. Sheila Silverberg November 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

    Have a glorious birthday, Suzanne! Marshall “hit the jackpot” big time when he met you. You possess so many positive attributes that have enriched your lives together as well as the lives of so many, many more. Happy birthday!

    We, too, will celebrate the birthday of an amazing person! My husband, Marvin, was also born on Nov. 23! Regardless of the year, he gets his special cake and hears the birthday song on Thanksgiving. It’s especially lovely when the day we celebrate is also really his birthday! He is truly my hero.

  13. adamsalan November 22, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

    Very well said.
    Interesting…I too thought that old people were always old. Now I see old people and realize that they too have experienced life.
    I’m 68 and still waiting to get old. Don’t know if it will ever come.
    You are an inspiration.

  14. JustMe November 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    Happy Birthday Suzanne.
    You are amazing!
    We Love you

  15. Nick Sorak November 22, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

    Happy birthday Suzanne!

    The years go by and you women are the foundation of family, happiness and stability in us men who are sometimes blind in seeing the treasure of love, reason and tenderness of womans heart.

    Make sure Marshall reads this! I know he appreciates you.

    With love and esteem, Nick.

  16. Jay Barnhart Jr November 23, 2017 at 9:46 am #

    Happy birthday Suzanne.
    May you enjoy many more happy days.
    You have truly been blessed with artistic talent
    which has been enhanced and encouraged by
    your adoring husband. That there is happiness!
    We treasure your friendship and pray God’s Blessings
    continue to surround you.
    Jay & Ruthie

  17. Les Le Gear November 23, 2017 at 10:32 am #

    Birthday greetings to a most talented lady. Enjoy the day with your also
    talented husband.

  18. Barb McCracken November 23, 2017 at 10:49 am #

    We just had our first Thanksgiving Bloody Mary in honor of your special day! Have a wonderful day! Enjoyed the great tribute from Marshall! We treasure your friendships! Barb & David

  19. Barb McCracken November 23, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    We just had our first Bloody Mary in honor of you! Our second one in honor of Marshall! Have a wonderful celebration! We treasure your friendships! Barb & David

  20. Rosemarye Levine November 23, 2017 at 11:35 am #

    Dear Suzanne,

    You have enriched my life, both you and Marshall’ by being part of mine May the years ahead of today bring you many more memorable birthdays. This comes from Cincinnati where we are enjoying Thanksgiving with my son’s family. May your Turkey Day be full of thanksgiving.

  21. Marcia Berry November 25, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

    Thanks for the heads-up, Marshall.
    Happy Birthday, Suzanne.
    Love your smile and love your spirit!

  22. Chris Knittel November 28, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

    Happy Birthday, great video!! !
    What a wonderful couple, the best gift.

  23. Jan Siren November 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm #


    happy (belated, sorry!) birthday; and thanks for the reminder of the flags. Glad I could participate in that.

    Jan Siren