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Susan R. Thurman, 78

Susan Thurman, 78, of Kihei, Hawaii, passed away peacefully at home on December 30, 2021 after prolonged illness.

Sue spent most of her life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before retiring to Hawaii with her husband, Alan.

After graduating from Brentwood High School, she continued her studies at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating in 1964.

Sue began her professional career as an English teacher at Taylor Allderdice High School. She was a published freelance writer and volunteered as a dolphin trainer at the Pittsburgh Zoo Aquarium. She transitioned into working as an independent consultant, helping businesses to incorporate play and humor into the work-place to create a more positive and productive professional environment. Her playful spirit and joyful sense of humor will always be fondly remembered.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Alan, her son, James and daughter-in-law, Umut.

The family wishes to express gratitude for the support and care received from Islands Hospice.

Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com