Beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, avid gardener, painter and writer, Susan Sylvester Moss Homola passed away on Aug. 3, 2016, at her home in Garrison. She was 57 years old and a valiant warrior.
A lifelong resident of Garrison and firm believer in family and community service, Susan led the initial Green Team for the establishment of gardens at the Garrison Union Free School, was an active member of the Philipstown Garden Club in supporting gardens and education, taught religious instruction at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, was an enthusiastic supporter and photographer of son Drew’s soccer and hockey teams (inspiring the Harvey Varsity Hockey team to raise over $2,000 for cancer research), and managed teams for her daughters Isabelle and Gabrielle (each a champion step dancer who proudly wore heirloom dresses designed and embroidered by Susan).
Susan attended Garrison Union Free School, graduated high school from The Northfield Mount Hermon School and received her Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 1981. Over 17 years at Citibank, N.A., Susan served in its North American Investment Bank, International Finance and Arbitrage Unit and was a vice president in Citicorp Futures; she completed the Citibank Management Training Program, the Citicorp Institute for Global Finance (Credit Training) Program, and pursued graduate studies in related fields at the NYU Stern School of Business and the New York Institute of Finance.
Susan is survived by her loving husband and dear friend of more than 25 years, Andrew Homola, her cherished children Isabelle Mary Homola, Gabrielle Anna Homola and Drew Michael Moss Homola, her mother Kathryn Casale Moss, her siblings Mary Moss Appleton, Catherine Moss Warner, Amy Margaret Moss, John Hugh Moss, Gerard Casale Moss, Hugh MacMillan Moss, P. Quinn Moss and Barbara Ann Moss. Susan was predeceased by her father, William John Moss, and her sister, Elizabeth Moss Bradley.
A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, with a reception to follow at The Chalet on the Hudson, 3250 Route 9D, Cold Spring.
In memory of Susan, donations may be made to the American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308 or to the Philipstown Garden Club (Susan Homola Garden Support Fund) to support the maintenance of gardens at the Garrison School, P.O. Box 255, Garrison, NY 10524. For further information, please contact the Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring.