Obituary of Suzanne Carol Dickerson
Suzanne Carol Lakin Dickerson passed away January 24, 2022 in Wayne, NJ. Suzie was born on Christmas Day, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY where she was raised and attended Fort Hamilton High School. Later she was educated at Centenary College and Endicott College. As a child, she spent summers at Lake Owassa, NJ and Culver Lake, NJ with her family.
Suzie’s love for animals became apparent at a very young age when she would sneak off to Staten Island to ride horses. This love for horses lasted the rest of her life as she and her husband, Mike often rode in wilderness areas of Alaska, Canada, Montana and many of the lower forty eight states accompanied only by a guide, a dog, and pack horses. She was a very accomplished rider and camper.
All of her grandchildren knew that they would have a good time outdoors riding and fishing at Apple Creek Farm in Dingmans Ferry, PA which she shared with Mike for more than 30 years.
Suzie will be remembered for many charitable activities, one of which was her dedication to the rescue and rehabilitation of animals, through her founding Alibi Acres Animal Rescue in Mendham, NJ. Suzie was a very giving, loving wife, mother and grandmother, and friend constantly suprising Mike with gifts and remembrances.
Suzie was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Lucile Fisher. Surviving is her husband Mike; her children: Donna and her husband Gabriel Auguste, Kim Kiely and her husband Tim, Jeffrey Lakin and his wife Theresa and Mike’s daughter Michelle Burcher and her husband Anthony, along with six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 300 Broad St., Milford, PA on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 11 AM with Rev. Benjamin Willis officiating. Burial will take place in Bevans Cemetery, Sandyston, NJ private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Seeing Eye, PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963 (www.seeingeye.org). The Seeing Eye breeds, raises and trains German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers to guide those who are blind or have low vision. Since 1995, The Seeing Eye has only used dogs from its own breeding program. Prior to that time, The Seeing Eye was happy to receive donated dogs that met its high standards. From December of 1976 to June 1980, Suzie donated 47 dogs from Alibi Acres, 28 of which graduated from the program and became guide dogs.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funetral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).