Jefferson Park has lost one of its greatest advocates. Long time resident Suzanne Trappman passed away February 15, losing her battle with pancreatic cancer. We fondly remember her no-nonsense personality and warm heart. Every successful working group needs someone who keeps all on task, and that person was Suzanne.
Suzanne was a member of the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association Board for many years and a President of the Friends of Jefferson Park for eight years. We waited for her silver head and blue eyes before every meeting, and she was rarely late. She helped edit the neighborhood publications, worked on obtaining the historic nomination in 2007, gathered oral histories, led the nominating committee, and made sure we all followed the by-laws.
Neighbors and friends remember well her holiday homemade Eggnog parties. Her hard work and deep friendship will be missed. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to Suzanne's two daughters and son and their extended family. They have lost a wonderful mom and our neighborhood has lost a neighbor and good friend.
(Joan Daniels, Joanne Osuna)