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Susan E. Celadilla

December 17th, 1947 - March 5th, 2017

Susan Elizabeth Robb Celadilla, 69, of Haines City, FL passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland. Susan was born December 17, 1947 to George and Barbara Jean Robb of Fowlerville, Michigan. Susan dedicated her life to teaching and helping others. She was a Peace Corp volunteer in the Dominican Republic where she met her loving husband Julio. Susan loved to promote the important work of the Peace Corp and had continued involvement with the Retired Peace Corp Volunteer Group. Susan was also a 4-H member and leader for many years. Susan continued to educate by teaching English to Spanish in schools, churches and adult literacy programs. Susan retired from teaching after 19 years. She taught at Wyoming Public Schools(MI), Greenville(MI), Imlay City(MI), Florida City(FL) and Homestead(FL) schools. After retirement, she moved to Haines City in 2008 from Byron Center Michigan. Susan was an active member of St. Ann Catholic Church. She was past president of the Altar and Rosary Society, member of St Vincent de Paul volunteering at the food pantry and taught Spanish to English classes. Susan was an avid reader, golfer, researcher and recorder of family history. She loved to travel and was happiest when she could mix all of the above. Susan was preceded in death by infant son Jonathon, her parents George and Barbara Jean Robb, and sister Marge Kovacic. A loving wife, mother, grandmother: she is survived by her husband of 38 years, Julio; stepson Julio Alberto of New York City, New York, son Leandro of Boston, MA and daughter Lilian of Memphis, TN, and 8 grandchildren, Jumil, Jeidy, Yorleni, Jazleni, Arijana, Jada, Kameron, Amaiya. Susan is also survived by her siblings: Sally Mooney, Mary Jane Robb, George William Robb, Ross Robb, Patricia Hyde and Julia Robb-Herbert, 16 nieces and nephews and numerous grand nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4:00pm till 6:00pm, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City. The family will also receive friends at 10:30am at St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:30. A graveside service will be held in Michigan at a future date with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Howell, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Ann Catholic Church Alter Society or a memorial tribute gift to the Friends of the Dominican Republic (FDR) a non-profit group of former Dominican Republic Peace Corps Volunteers that provide small grants to support projects and programs involving current Peace Corps Volunteers in the DR.

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Tom Napolitano

Sue was very proud of her years of Peace Corps service and the support she gave to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Michigan was much appreciated. We in the SE Michigan group shared info and activities with her outstate group and all were the better for her works.

Published May 18th, 2024

Mary Doorlag

I taught at Wyoming Public Schools where Sue was an ESL teacher. I remember her great smile and love for her students. I send my sympathy to her family. Mary Doorlag

Published May 18th, 2024

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