Sue Armstrong Schantz

Published 11:00 pm Friday, December 28, 2012

Sue Armstrong Schantz passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012. She is the beloved mother wife of the late John S. Schantz; devoted mother of Sarah Jane Cannon; John Stewart II, Margaret “Peggy” Sue Miller, and Russell Stephen; very proud grandmother of Rachel Cannon McCauley, Samuel and Helen Schantz of Seattle; great grandmother of Liam and Aidan McCauley of Denton, MD. She is also survived by her sisters: Barbara Baity, Mary E. Grahlman and her brother, Philip Armstrong; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Additionally, she leaves behind many wonderful neighbors and friends she has made over the years in Maryland and Alabama.

Sue Schantz

Sue was born in the Jessup area of Maryland to Alan and Marie Armstrong. She lived in the Highlandtown area of Baltimore City and then moved to Aberdeen in 1942. Both Sue and Jack graduated from Aberdeen High School and werehigh school sweethearts.They were married in 1949 and celebrated their 50Th wedding anniversary before Jack passed away in 1999.

Sue Worked at Dell’s pharmacy in Aberdeen before accepting several different positions at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Sue and Jack retired to Troy, Alabama in 1984 where they both assumed active roles by teaching at several schools and volunteering at the Pioneer museum. She was a devoted library patron all her life and very proud of having the opportunity to use the Enoch Pratt Library as a child. Sue and Jack both held various offices as part of their participation in the Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Dept. for many years. She was a member of the DAR and PEO.

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Above all, Sue was interested in other people, always genuinely concerned about their well-being and ready to offer a helping hand. This was especially true where it involved her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She was lively, intelligent, determined and en excellent judge of character.

All services are private. Arrangements by Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center, P.A. The family requests that you please consider a donation to the Aberdeen Fire Dept., 21 North Rogers St., Aberdeen, MD, 21001 or to the Troy, Alabama library, 300 North Three Notch St., Troy, AL, 36081 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences can be sent to the family at