Susan Jacobs Obituary

Susan Kapp Jacobs
Susan Kapp Jacobs

June 14, 1930 - November 5, 2018
Born in Youngstown, Ohio
Resided in Canfield, Ohio
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Susan [Carlyle] Kapp Jacobs
6/14/30 - 11/5/18

Born to Mildred [Woodburn] Carlyle and Homer Edmund Carlyle on June 14, 1930 in Youngstown, Ohio, Susan graduated from Boardman High School, '48, earned a B.A. from Youngstown State University ‘52, M.Ed. from Kent State University, ‘56, and completed post graduate studies beyond her masters at Boston University, YSU and Kent State.
A nationally certified School Pyschologist, Susan started her career as psychologist at the Girls’ Industrial School in Delaware, Ohio, and taught in the Youngstown City School System for several years. She then served the Mahoning County Board of Education as School Psychologist for 28 years. During summers, Susan also worked as psychologist in the Youngstown City Schools and for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. In 1980, Susan opened her private practice for family and marriage counseling which flourished for the next 15 years. She was an adjunct mental health staff member of Salem Community Hospital. To this day she receives notes of appreciation from former students and clients thanking her for her guidance and encouragement and for making a positive difference in their lives.
After closing the door on her practice, Susan opened the door to her career as a full-time artist specializing in multi-media, painting, pottery, and jewelry. Writing was also a passion, and she authored a number of stories and essays for children and adults.
The accomplishment Susan treasured most was raising, as a single mother, her three children, Jodi [Kapp] Burgess of Granite Bay, CA, Jeri [Kapp] Manning of Milford, MI, and Josh Kapp of Winchester, MA. After raising her family, Susan was blessed to meet Dr. George Letchworth, whom she married in 2003. Susan and George spent their remaining days together in a happy and loving marriage and passed away within hours of each other on Monday, November 5th. Susan is survived by 7 grandchildren, her sister Ruth Tevis, 94, of CA and pre-deceased by her brother George of OK.
A joint memorial service for Susan and George will be held on Sunday, November 11 at 1:00 pm at Avion on the Water (2177 W. Western Reserve Rd, Canfield, OH). In lieu of flowers, donations to Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation are appreciated.




Celebration of Life
Avion on the Water
2177 W. Western Reserve Rd.
Canfield, OH USA 44406
Sunday, November 11, 2018
1:00 PM