Lorraine C. Suter
Lorraine was the beloved wife of Stuart R. Suter. She treasured her family and was a dedicated mother to Ross Suter, wife Stacey, and Ann Livengood, husband Larry. Her role as Gram was dear to her and she adored her six (6) grandchildren, Kelsey, Christian, and Molly Suter, and Madeline, Griffin, and Corinne Livengood. She was predeceased by her parents, Neil and Doris Helmick, and is survived by her sister, Elaine Hinkle, husband Thomas, and many nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was born on June 27, 1943, in Maryland and grew up in Harrisonburg, VA. She was a 1961 graduate of Harrisonburg High School. Shortly after getting married to Stuart in 1963, they moved for education and career over the next decade to Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Vermont. They finally settled in Springfield Montgomery County, PA, where she raised Ross and Ann. Lorraine was active in family, community, school, and church. She made many dear friends in their Flourtown Gardens neighborhood and at Ambler Church of the Brethren where she attended for 52 years.
Her avocation was motherhood, at which she excelled. Lorraine was a supportive constant in her children’s schools and activities, from being president of the Erdenheim Elementary PTA to being room-mom and Springfield High School (Montco.) football and band booster. Lorraine was gracious and was known for making small, appropriately timed gestures that made a big difference to her family and friends. She was a class act who leaves a legacy of quiet generosity, integrity, and kindness.
Family and friends are invited to Lorraine’s Memorial Service on Friday, July 23rd 11:00 AM at Ambler Church of the Brethren, 351 E. Butler Ave, Ambler PA 19002. The family will receive friends starting at 9:30 AM. If you would like to attend the service virtually, the link to the live stream will be available at the church’s website: www.amblercob.org