Suzanne P. Calfee
10/30/1967 - 03/03/2019

Suzanne Patrice (Conrad) Calfee, born October 30, 1967, died peacefully in her sleep on March 3, 2019. She was 51 years old. Suzanne lived in Boca Raton, Florida with her devoted husband Jim Calfee near the ocean beaches that she loved to visit. Suzanne was the daughter of Donald J. Conrad and was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia A. (Lawrence) Conrad. She was stepdaughter to Pat (Worley) Conrad. Suzanne graduated from Delone Catholic High School in 1985 and subsequently earned her Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies & Industrial Relations from Penn State University. Suzanne was forever Penn State Proud, often sporting the blue and white of her Nittany Lions. Professionally, Suzanne started in an entry level retail position at Montgomery Ward and rose through the ranks of various companies until becoming the Senior Vice President for Human Resources at Kaplan Higher Education in Fort Lauderdale. Throughout her life, Suzanne loved to sing. Early on, she was a cantor at Annunciation B.V.M. church, and she continued to sing as an adult performing karaoke whenever she had the chance. Suzanne was also an avid animal lover who doted on her French bulldogs Nova and Shasta. Suzanne could light up any room she walked into with her big smile, bright eyes and positive attitude. That positive attitude remained with her to the end as she faced her biggest challenge. Suzanne will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Suzanne is survived by 6 siblings, Joe Conrad and wife Kathy, Den Conrad and wife Carolyn “Cubby”, Rick Conrad and wife Laura, Andy Conrad and wife Deb, Kathy (Conrad) Bealing and husband Brad, Nick Conrad and wife Sharron. Suzanne is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews as well as 10 great nieces and nephews. Suzanne had a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, as well as close friends and a workplace “family”. She was well loved by many and is deeply mourned in her passing. A graveside service for the immediate family will be held at 11:00 a.m. on March 9, 2019 at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery in McSherrystown, PA. Extended family and friends will be invited to a memorial celebration of Suzanne’s life at a date and place to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Suzanne’s name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (

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Posted at:03/14/2019 12:12 pm
Beverly Voss
To let you know that thoughts of deepest sympathy are with you.

Posted at:03/12/2019 8:08 am
Ruth Redmond
A bright light gone too soon. I hope all those who miss her can take comfort in knowing what a positive impact she made on so many people.

Posted at:03/12/2019 9:09 am
Alicia and Jon Wong
There are no words to express the void felt within our souls when Zanne left us. Zanne my best friend, my soul sister. Her incredible light will be missed in this world. We can only hope to fill the void with the memories we have where Zanne's spirit will live forever. All our love goes out to Jim, Dad and Pat, Joe and Kathy, Denny and Cubby, Rick and Laura, Andy and Deb, Kath and Brad, and Nick and Sharron.

Posted at:03/11/2019 11:11 am
Lisa Carter
Suzanne's legacy of kindness and compassion will live on through those of us who knew her. She cared so much about us, and we will miss her. She will have a place in my heart forever.

Posted at:03/09/2019 6:06 pm
Brian and Sue White

Posted at:03/07/2019 1:01 pm
Ed Brilhante

God speed Suzanne, you shall be missed. RIP My condolences to her family and especially Jim.

Posted at:03/06/2019 3:03 pm
Brian Galligher
My dear friend, Suzanne, Words cannot express the sadness I feel at losing your presence in our lives. You will suffer no more. God bless your soul and those of your friends and family who will mourn your loss. I will always see your wonderful smile when I think of you and I know I will see that smile again. Brian Galligher

Posted at:03/06/2019 4:04 pm
Sherrene Rigby - Branch

Posted at:03/06/2019 8:08 pm
Dianne West
We send our thoughts and prayers with you as you go through this heartbreaking experience. Please draw comfort from God's promises to end pain and suffering. Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4......Everything will be all right.

Posted at:03/05/2019 9:09 pm
Tim Smith

Posted at:03/06/2019 7:07 am
Carla and Mike Staub
To the Conrad Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Remembering Pat and her courage who, no doubt, blessed her daughter with the same deep courage at facing the fears and losses of cancer. May you all be comforted by Faith and friends. Hugs. Carla and Mike Staub

Posted at:03/06/2019 11:11 pm
Jim Calfee
God I miss her.

Posted at:03/04/2019 9:09 am
Catherine Flynn
Suzanne was a consummate professional, combining thoughtful consideration with reasoned thinking. She was a pleasure to work with, always available and supportive. My thoughts go out to Suzanne's family. I am so saddened for your loss.

Posted at:03/04/2019 9:09 am
Shannon N Cianelli
Suzanne will be missed by many of her co-workers. She always showed such warmth and compassion to everyone. Her shining face and smile will be missed. Shannon

Posted at:03/04/2019 9:09 am
Susan Pettine
Suzanne will be greatly missed by those she worked with. My deepest sympathies on your loss.

Posted at:03/04/2019 9:09 am
Pam Delotell
Suzanne was a treasured member of our work family and she will be missed. I pray that she is in a better place and at peace. My heart breaks for those let behind but I know she leaves behind memories that will be treasured.

Posted at:03/04/2019 9:09 am
Jessica Alvarez
Suzanne's kindness has touched the lives of many throughout the years. I am deeply honored and blessed to have known Suzanne. She helped me at various points in my career and I will always remember her wonderful laugh and our times together with fond memories. My prayers go out to the Calfee and Conrad families, as well as all her friends and co-workers. Please accept my heartfelt condolences in this time of sorrow, but know that her compassion and warms smile will live in the hearts of the people she inspired.

Posted at:03/04/2019 10:10 am
Lynn Massenzio
I came on board with Kaplan around the same time as Suzanne. She was one of the people that always made me happy when she entered the room. I'm glad I had the chance to meet such a smart, wonderful, and kind person. My heart goes out to her entire family.

Posted at:03/04/2019 10:10 am
Christopher J Baugh
Suzanne was an incredibly genuine person who took a real interest in people. I was always happier when she popped up at the Chicago offices, and while I only got to spend time with her a few times a year - I was always grateful for those opportunities. She had a warm smile, an unbridled laugh, and a beautiful perspective on life. I will miss you Suzanne, congratulations on a life well lived.

Posted at:03/04/2019 10:10 am
Gurmit Kaur
Suzanne was a wonderful person and an awesome colleague. She was always so positive and very helpful. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family

Posted at:03/04/2019 11:11 am
Ginger Cameron
Suzanne was a woman who brought great joy and light into every situation. She was a voice of calm, and kindness. She will be deeply missed. My condolences to her family in this very difficult time.

Posted at:03/04/2019 11:11 am
Laurie Hansen
My deepest condolences to Suzanne's family, friends, and colleagues. May your memories comfort you. I work at PG and the few times I was in contact with Suzanne, it was always a delightful and positive exchange. Such a sweet person. Laurie Hansen

Posted at:03/04/2019 11:11 am
Robert Winters

Posted at:03/04/2019 12:12 pm
Amelia Guzman
I am incredibly saddened by this news. Suzanne was an incredible soul filled with so much happiness and joy. She was a constant ray of sunshine with remarkable positive energy. She was an incredible support (professionally and personally) and a beautiful person inside and out. My deepest condolences to her family and close friends. She made a tremendous impact on so many and I feel fortunate to have known her. She will continue to live on in all of those she touched.

Posted at:03/04/2019 3:03 pm
Steven Cates
This is such a sadness for her husband and her family. Suzanne was a consummate professional and lead us through some difficult and trying times in transitioning us from Kaplan University to Purdue Global University. I am sure Suzanne is there on the Highest singing with the Angels.Rest in Peace Suzanne...Rest in Peace.... Steven Cates

Posted at:03/04/2019 3:03 pm
Teresa M Kelly
Suzanne possessed a spirit and soul that will live on for all of us who were blessed to know her and work with her. Working with Suzanne periodically through the years at KHE and watching her work from a far, I knew one thing. If Suzanne was on the job, everything would be just fine. Five years ago, I faced my own health challenges and had to step away from a project Suzanne was leading. She was amazingly supportive as she was with everyone. I hope she felt how much that love and support was returned 10 fold to her. A candle will be lit and a prayer said for Suzanne, her family and friends, and everyone who loved her. Rest well. "May flights of angels sign thee to thy rest."

Posted at:03/04/2019 8:08 pm
Sarah Emenheiser

Posted at:03/04/2019 8:08 pm
Kim Weaver Robinson

Posted at:03/04/2019 8:08 pm
Wade Dyke

Posted at:03/04/2019 9:09 pm
Rhonda Figueroa
My deepest sympathies to Suzanne's family, colleagues, and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted at:03/05/2019 1:01 am
Sara Goodno
To my nephew Jim and all Suzanne's family. Our hearts are filled with grief and yet know how hard Suzanne fought her disease. She fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. I am sure the good Lord has welcomed her home. She is an angel there and we have lost an angel. She was Jimmy's soulmate. We love you and prayers are said for you. Aunt Sara and Uncle John

Posted at:03/05/2019 9:09 am
janet McIntyre
Next to her Mom,Suzie was the most brave person I knew!.We did not call her SUPER SUE for naught! May you release from your pain and reunion with your MOM help those who love you so much create peace and comfort in their hearts.You will be missed Super Sue.God bless you and your family!

Posted at:03/05/2019 2:02 pm
Armando Villasana
Suzanne was one of the very few that believed in me when I started working at Kaplan. She was a mentor and later a friend. I am extremely heartbroken. Suzanne you'll always be remembered.

Posted at:03/05/2019 2:02 pm
Kim Beard
To the Conrad Family, I am so deeply sorry for your loved one, Suzanne, untimely death. Just too young. She was a good fighter and fought the good fight courageously and bravely. Cancer, especially Ovarian, is a harsh cancer but she tried her best. I may have met her a couple of times, especially if she was at Relay. She was a loving and caring person and will be missed by all. None of us know when or how we will meet the Almighty but I do know this, that her time on earth was well spent. Great job good and faithful servant. She is now in God's loving arms and looking and smiling down on each and every one of you. May God be with you at this time. With Deepest Sympathy, Kim

Posted at:03/05/2019 4:04 pm
Anthony W Jackson Sr
I am so incredibly saddened by Suzanne's passing. Smart, funny, professional, engaging, warm hearted and kind, Suzanne had a profound effect on my time at Kaplan. More than a "Boss", Suzanne was a talented negotiator who always left me feeling that the solution was a shared collaboration between equals. Although I hadn't seen or talked to her in a few years, this hit me hard and I pray that Jim and the whole Conrad family will find peace and comfort in knowing that she is serving at the right hand of the greatest "Boss" known to mankind: Jesus Christ.

Posted at:03/05/2019 6:06 pm
Rich and Cele Virgil
Suzanne was a great friend and neighbor for many years. She was always fun to be around as her smile and great attitude were contagious. We loved spending holidays and the superbowl with her, Jim and all the great Neighbors at Lawrence Lake. The love that Suzanne and Jim shared was unmatched and was a benchmark for those around them. She we always be remembered. We are so fortunate to have been part of her life.

Posted at:03/03/2019 5:05 pm
Renne and Suzanne Beasley
Zanne was such a special lady! She had a smile that lite Up a room! She love her family with all she had! You will always be in our hearts! Thank you for being you! RIP Zanne!🦋🙏🦋

Posted at:03/03/2019 5:05 pm
Annette Hufnagle Colgan
God bless my friend & classmate Suzanne Conrad Calfree. Beautiful. Talented. Kind. Strong. May she Rest In Peace with her mother now, the suffering is over. Praying for her husband Jim & her family. May you find comfort & peace. Thinking & praying for all of you. Will certainly missher ❤️ Love from Annette.

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