Edward Andrew Susanin
Edward A. Susanin
Edward Andrew Susanin

October 25, 1930 - January 27, 2019
Born in Pennsylvania
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Edward Andrew Susanin died peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Scottish Rite Park in Des Moines, Iowa. Edward was born October 25, 1930, in Palmerton Pennsylvania to Andrew & Anna Susanin. He was the third child from a family of eight with five brothers and two sisters.

Ed married Janice Cunningham in 1958. They celebrated nearly 58 years of marriage. He and his wife had five children, Breaca Lozier (Charles), Andrew Susanin (Sarah), Sean Susanin, Michael Susanin, and Sandy Latch. They survive him, along with his beloved grandchildren, Margaret, Edward, and Helen Lozier, Emily Kessinger (Mason), Samuel Susanin, Lucas, Frances, and Liam Latch. Also surviving are Ed’s siblings Marguerite Kelley, John Susanin, and Roger Susanin, all of Philadelphia PA.

Edward was a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University and served in the Korean War stationed in Pensacola Florida. “Papa” was a sesquipedalian conversationalist and storyteller and loved to spend time talking with anyone that would listen. He found great joy and passion in music participating in choral, band and concert venues from an early age. He could light up a room by singing sweet songs or by playing a few notes on his trombone.

Preceding him in death were wife Jan and daughter in law Becky Zallek.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the residents and staff at Scottish Rite Park for the love and care they shared with him. A private family memorial will be held. Memorial contributions can be made to The Des Moines Public Library.







Des Moines Public Library
1000 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309