Susan E. Artz, 68, of Centre Twp., passed away from COVID-19 on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the wife of Alvin A. Artz. They were married October 16, 1971 and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this year.
Born in West Reading, she was the daughter of the late Arthur A. and Mabel L. (Sterner) Conrad. She graduated from Schuylkill Valley High School in 1971. She worked in insurance for 45 years, beginning her career at Aetna and retiring from CNA in 2016. Susan enjoyed shopping, traveling, and craft shows. She enjoyed cruises, especially her trips to Alaska, New England, the Caribbean and Europe. She loved Rita’s Italian Ice, Ice Cream, and Cho Cho’s. She was a great cook and phenomenal baker! She had a wonderful, sarcastic sense of humor that could make you laugh till you cry. She was a strong and stubborn woman with a heart of gold. Most of all, she loved her family dearly and was someone who always thought of others before herself. The children in particular held a special place in her heart and being around them made her light up with joy. She is deeply loved by her family and friends and will be forever missed.
Surviving in addition to her husband is a son: Daniel C. Artz, Centre Twp.; a daughter: Tracey S. Artz, Wyomissing Hills; her siblings: Wilma L. Conrad, Reading, Charles W. Conrad, husband of Margaret, Summit Station, Linda L. (Conrad) Stine, wife of Steve, Hamburg, and Donna L. (Conrad) Rowe, wife of Jeffrey, Muhlenberg Twp.; and five grandchildren of her siblings who she always thought of and treated as her own: Arianna, Jordan, Kevin, Nova, and one on the way. She was predeceased by her brother: Glenn A. Conrad.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., 223 Peach Street, Leesport, PA 19533. A visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Please follow protocols set by the CDC. Masks must be worn and social distancing practiced. Private Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Lobachsville. For online condolences, please visit www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com