It is with deep sadness that we share the loss of one of our founding members and first clerk, Susan Rose. Susan passed away on Wednesday April 1st at Gilchrist Hospice Center. After an abbreviated Business Meeting on Sunday April 5th, PFM Friends gathered for an emotional worship sharing to remember and celebrate her life. In an email to the Meeting, Susan’s husband Jim wrote, “Her passing has left a hole in the world.” For Patapsco Friends, her passing has left a hole in our hearts as well.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday May 10th at the Patapsco Friends Meeting, Mt. Hebron House, at 1:00 pm.
A favorite poem of Susan’s is by Emily Dickenson:
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune–without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And score must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chilliest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.