Susan E. Takas 1948-2019

AUSTINTOWN — Susan E. Takas, 71, lost her hard-fought, four-year battle with cancer Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at home, surrounded by her close friends, family and many loved ones when she peacefully fell asleep in death awaiting her resurrection to a Paradise Earth.

Susie was born in Youngstown on June 11, 1948, to David S. Sr. and Helen J. Skrobot Taylor.

She was a 1966 graduate of Boardman High School. She was a devoted Christian and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the age of 13. She spent most of her earlier years preaching and teaching others about God’s Word and the Bible, giving them a real hope for the future. Susie continued doing so until her last breath.

Susie had a passion for floral arranging and decorating and did so for countless weddings, parties and other large events. She loved photography, playing piano and she bred Persian and Himalayan cats for a number of years. Being devoted Christians, both Susie and her husband graciously opened their home for numerous people, both young and old, caring for their greatest needs during hard times. She was considered by many as a “second” Mom.

Susie will be dearly remembered for her generosity, selflessness, love for life, quirky sense of humor, determination, devotion to her family and friends, and for her undying faith and appreciation of God’s grand creation.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 53 years, Emery S. Takas Sr. of Austintown; children, David (Christine) Takas of Austintown, Emery (Courtney) Takas Jr. of Austintown, Helana (Warren) Kettering of Youngstown, Tiffany Takas of Austintown, and Deborah (Justin) Petro of New Castle, Pa.; her niece whom she raised, Christine (Arthur) Detwiler of Austintown and their children, Raymond (Emily), Savannah and Sierra; grandchildren, Brandi Takas, Lexi, Cassie and Arionna Kays; and Taylor and Brandon Waselich; as well as a countless number of loving friends and other family members.

Susie is also survived by her siblings, David (Linda) Taylor Jr. and Jeanie Miller.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn Taylor.

The family wants to thank the staff of Crossroads Hospice of Akron for its tender care and compassion. They treated Susie with the utmost respect and love during her final days.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 550 N. Four Mile Run Road, Youngstown, OH 44515. There will be a memorial service 4 p.m. Saturday, officiated by Brother Dan Adams of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Arrangements are by Cremation and Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat, Inc.

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