Suellen Irene "Sue" Friend Cardman

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Full Name
Suellen Irene Cardman

Date of Birth
Thursday, July 28th, 1938

Date of Death
Monday, February 3rd, 2020


Suellen Irene “Sue” Cardman, age 81, of Girard, passed away peacefully at UPMC Hamot surrounded by her family, on Monday, February 3, 2020 after a short illness.

She was born in Conneaut, OH on July 28, 1938, a daughter of the late John Richard and Lucille Neely Friend.

Sue graduated from Villa Maria Academy and attended Villa Maria College.  As a teen she was very involved with music, especially piano and played for the Jr. Philharmonic in Erie. 

She had previously been employed at Erie Manufacturing while her husband Jim was in the service.  After his return, they owned and operated Lakeland Auto Repair until their retirement in 2017.

Her love for animals of all kinds was very evident.  She was often found caring for injured birds, stray dogs and taking care of barn cats at a local equestrian center.

Sue and Jim showed horses for many years; she then went on to showing Shetland Sheepdogs in obedience.  She received many awards including multiple OTCH titles on her beloved “Cody”.  Sue was a lifetime member of Erie Kennel Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, partner and soulmate, James, on January 14, 2020.  They were together for over 63 years and were known as “Jim & Sue”. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ann Brocious, and a son in law, Glenn Terella.

Suellen is survived by her children, Elizabeth Terella, Jim Cardman and his companion Leslie Hazlewood, all of Fairview and Curt Cardman and his wife, Julie of Girard; sisters in law, Karen Yount and Jean Cardman.  She is further survived by five grandchildren: Tim, Rick, Ryan, Lance and Ellie; two great grandchildren, Trevor and Peyton, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main St. East on Saturday from 10 am until the time of the service at noon with Pastor Lamech Marsh officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ANNA Shelter, 1555 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16511 or Orphan Angels, 5439 W Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16505.

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Calling Hours

Saturday, February 8th, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Burton Funeral Home Girard – West County - 525 Main St. East Girard, PA 16417

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Saturday, February 8th, 2020, 12:00 PM

Burton Funeral Home Girard – West County - 525 Main St. East Girard, PA 16417

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On-Call 24 hours Business Office: 602 W 10th Street, Erie, PA 16502