Lupus Memorial: Susan Wargo-Mohr

Susan Wargo-Mohr of Binghamton: Susan Wargo-Mohr, formally of Scranton, Pa., and Ithaca, N.Y., passed away peacefully March 11, 2008 in Binghamton, N.Y. Susan was born October 21, 1959 in Scranton, Pa., daughter of the late Joseph T. and Lorraine Gilbert Wargo. A truly gifted Violinist, Susan’s passion for life and her “spunk” made her a joy to be around. Susan is survived by her loving daughter, Jessica Lorraine Mohr, Ithaca, N.Y., (Mike Hollenbeck); and her fiancée, Mark D. Terry, Binghamton, N.Y., and his daughter, Erin Ballas (Dustin), Johnson City, N.Y.; her brothers, Joseph T. Wargo, Jr. (Madeline), Richmond, Va., and Perry J. Wargo, N.Y., N.Y.; and her first husband, Timothy S. Mohr, Ithaca, NY. Susan graduated from Scranton Central High School, Scranton, Pa., and attended Ithaca College where she studied music performance and played in the string orchestra under Pamela Gehrhart. For over 30 years, Susan was a Violinist with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, B.C. Pops, and Binghamton Symphony; Susan loved playing Second Violin. Susan studied The Suzuki Violin Method at Ithaca Talent Education where she earned her instructor certification. Of her many accomplishments, her most memorable were her “gigs” with The Moody Blues, Olivia Newton John, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, and Tony Bennett. Her strength and endurance were an inspiration for all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. Susan’s family wishes to thank all of her many friends who lent their support during the challenges she faced.
A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 15th, at The Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc., 137 Robinson Street, Binghamton, New York. Burial will be in Scranton at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Shea Funeral Home Friday from 4 till 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial donations to the Lupus Foundation of America, or the Animal Care Council of Endicott, N.Y., in memory of Susan Wargo-Mohr.

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