Sue Ellen San Giacomo

Born: Sat., Mar. 3, 1945
Died: Tue., May 28, 2013

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Sue Ellen McCowan San Giacomo, a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Angola, Indiana. She was born March 3, 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Joseph and Helen (Phillips) McCowan, who preceded her in death. Sue was the second oldest of four daughters. Sue is survived by her loving husband, William San Giacomo; her children Rebecca (Robert) Null, Sarah (Mark) Ashley, Anna (Scott) Fair, Aaron Stout, Richard (Georgeana) San Giacomo, Teri (Ron) Rosen and 13 grandchildren, McKenzie Null, Olivia Null, Alex Null, Carter Null, Madeline Ashley, Katie Fair, Jacob Fair, Nick San Giacomo, Luke San Giacomo, Lilly San Giacomo, Jennifer Rosen, Tyler Rosen and Amanda Rosen. Sue is also survived by her three sisters, Jane Pearson, Brenda (Duane) Bottom and Cheryl (Steve) Winget. She was a graduate of Warren Central High School, Hillsdale College and Indiana University. Sue was an educator. She taught countless private piano lessons, directed the choir at her church, organized many Christmas pageants, and played piano for her church. Sue then began a teaching career that expanded from elementary music teacher, to vice principal, to music theory professor at Trine University, and finally the position as principal of Pleasant Lake Elementary School until August 2011. In addition to her professional life, Sue was an avid golfer, who also loved to travel, indulge in artistic hobbies, work in her garden, and spend time with her family. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 PM, Monday, June 3, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church, 355 E. State Road 120, Fremont, Indiana. Burial will be in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM, Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church, Fremont, Indiana. Memorials may be given to the Pleasant Lake Elementary School, Pleasant Lake, Indiana.

Memorials may be given to the Pleasant Lake Elementary School, Pleasant Lake, Indiana.

4:00PM to 8:00PM on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church (map/driving directions)

1:00PM at Peace Lutheran Church on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 (map/driving directions)

Circle Hill Cemetery
Circle Hill Dr.
Angola, IN 46703 (map/driving directions)

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Dean Jackson - May 29th, 2013 at 5:54am - Email
Bill and family - I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. We are so grateful for her investment in so many lives.

Sherry Shipley - May 29th, 2013 at 7:56am - Email
Bill and family- I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Sue. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sherry

MR & MRS GREG SUTTON - May 29th, 2013 at 8:47am - Email
Our family sends our prayers to yours. I worked with Sue at Pl Elem,,,,,she gave of herself to the best interest of the children. God's arms welcome her into his home of glory to shine down on us, using her music to share with the angels.

Phillip Carroll - May 29th, 2013 at 9:14am - Email
I am sorry for your loss.

Warren Burns - May 29th, 2013 at 9:42am - Email
I'm so sorry to hear about this great loss for the family. Sue was a good friend for many years. You all are in my prayers.

Joe Drzewiecki - May 29th, 2013 at 11:12pm - Email
Rich, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Please accept my family's sympathy. Best Wishes, Joe, Catherine and Katie Drzewiecki

Pamela Stanley - May 30th, 2013 at 11:37am - Email
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers and if I can do anything for you, please let me know.

Susan Blahak - May 30th, 2013 at 1:35pm - Email
Aaron, So very sorry for you and your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Roberta Snow-Ringham - May 30th, 2013 at 3:47pm - Email
Thinking of your family.

Mary Lou Stricker - May 30th, 2013 at 3:49pm - Email
Thinking of you and your family.

Cheryl Durham - May 30th, 2013 at 7:16pm - Email
Dear Family, I just learned of Sue death today. I had never met Sue, but my mother, Janet Halsey Durham from Ligonier, always spoke so highly of Sue. They were first cousins. Mom spoke of many occasions growing up, going to Indy to visit Sue. Sue will have plenty of company in heaven with the McCowan clan. My mom as well just recently passed. I wish I could come to the wake, but I live in upstate New York My deepest condolences, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. .

Lee Kohleier - May 31st, 2013 at 10:21am - Email
To your family and the Education community - Please accept my condolences. Sue was a warrior in life! She touched the lives of so many children and their families as well. She was a tremendous role model and will be missed by our entire community.

Greg Ilko - May 31st, 2013 at 10:33am - Email
Coach - Sincere condolences on your loss. Prayers out to you and your extended family.

Scott Deaso - May 31st, 2013 at 11:02am - Email
Bill and the San Giacomo family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Sue Ellen. My deepest sympathy go to you at this difficult time. I never met her but she must have been one heck of a lady to allow Bill to spend such a huge part of his time with our Kappa Sigma family at Tri-State. AEKDB (1982)

Jerry Hill (nephew) - May 31st, 2013 at 2:09pm - Email
Sue was admired, respected, and most of all loved by those of us her life touched. She'll be missed.

Jim Fisher - May 31st, 2013 at 4:16pm - Email
Bill and family, So sorry for you loss, you are in our prayers. AEKDB (Jim Fisher 82)

Jeff Cleckner - June 1st, 2013 at 10:48am - Email
I'm terribly sorry for your loss. We wish you all prayers during this tough time. Jeff & Kristan Cleckner

Judy Cleckner - June 1st, 2013 at 10:50am - Email
Anna and Aaron Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was truly a special lady. I cannot attend the services due to the yearly cardiology checkup. But please know my thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Most sincerely, Judy Cleckner.

Ralph & Martha Mackey; Debbie, R.W. Mary, Beth - June 2nd, 2013 at 10:21pm - Email
Our family knew Sue from Burge Terrace days in Indianapolis, IN. It was evident she loved the Lord and loved serving Him. She had wonderful parents, Joe & Helen who loved the Lord. Memories are dear to have and hold. May the Lord bless your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

DAVE MOSER/FORT WAYNE ACURA - June 3rd, 2013 at 11:34am - Email

Robbie Sennish - June 3rd, 2013 at 6:17pm - Email
Becky, Sarah, Aaron & Anna, The memories of your Mama! The music, the mother of a lifetime, and her wondrous smile! I love that girl...she gave her life to The Lord...and he welcomed her with open arms... We will be with her someday...

Kathy and Dave Bruns - June 4th, 2013 at 5:17pm - Email
Bill, Rich and family, we were sorry to read about Sue in the paper. Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rob Beggs - June 5th, 2013 at 6:57pm - Email
Brother Bill & wonderful family, I was so saddened by the news of Sue Ellen's passing. I will always cherish our meeting when your family first arrived at Tri-State. An inspirational time in my life! AEKDB, Beggs, 69'

Kathy Peterson - August 5th, 2013 at 11:21am - Email
As a "student" of Bill's summer golf camp, I am truly saddened to learn of Sue's passing. I met her just once, during Bill's final "reumion" camp session, but found Sue delightful. She was just learning the golf game to Bill's delight. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Jan Lootens - August 5th, 2013 at 2:33pm - Email
I only met Sue once, but I remember that she was " all smiles". I am very sorry for your loss.

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