It's hard to deal with any loss, on some level, but the death of someone vital and engaged and always "there" is breathtaking, not in a "wow, look at the sunset" way, but in an actual catch of your breath, a sharp reminder of our own swift mortality.
Anne Zusy, who passed away on Thursday after a rapid descent at the hands of cancer, was a passionate community member, caring neighbor, energetic parent and a friend to many (including me). Over the years, I admired her tenacity and appreciated her commitment. I also got frustrated by what I teasingly called her "over-speaking," and laughed (sometimes jealously) at her candor in public.
Annie's passing is a real loss to the Ridgewood community. May she rest in peace.
Wake: Feeney Funeral Home, Monday 5:00-9:00 PM
Service: West Side Presbyterian Church, Tuesday 11:00 AM
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