MACNEILL, Susan E., PhD Passed away at age 50 on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Beloved wife of Peter A. Lichtenberg. Living in Detroit with her family, Susan lived a very full life that included her children, an active practice in Neuropsychology, valuable research and publications on mental health and rehabilitation in the elderly, many of which she co-authored with her husband Peter, a longtime professor at Wayne State University. Born in April, 1963 in Spokane WA, Susan graduated from Central Valley High School and went on to receive her Masters at WSU and PhD from Wayne State. She practiced clinical neuropsychology until her cancer diagnosis in June 2010. From that point on she fought a most valiant battle and focused on all that was dear to her. Susan loved the outdoors, was an avid hiker and tennis player. She loved the symphony and the arts community in Michigan. Pre-deceased by father Charles, brother Scott and sister Mary. Survived by loving husband Peter; and children Emily, Thomas and Sophie. Also survived by dearest mother Patricia A. MacNeill of Spokane; siblings Kathleen (MacNeill) Sarrica, Bruce MacNeill, Eileen (MacNeill) Walker. She will also be deeply missed by her nieces and nephews especially Aileen Austin with whom she shared many special times when Aileen was a toddler. Memorial Service Saturday, February 22, 11am at North Congregational Church, 36520 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI. There will also be a local prayer service for family and friends in Spokane on Thursday, March 6 at 11 am St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Rd. Spokane Valley, Rev. Pat Kerst presiding. Susan wished for memorial contributions to be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, (www.karmanos.org). Please indicate ‘Ripper fund’ for those unable to afford cancer treatment.
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