FALMOUTH - On Sunday, September 29, 2019, Susan Yeager Tow, loving wife, mother of three sons, and nana of two grandchildren passed away at the age of 83 after a brave battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Susan was born on August 15th, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio to Dr. Clarence and Eleanor (Conant) Yeager. She attended Westminster College and received a degree in early childhood education from Kent State University. She devoted her life to teaching and mentoring youth at Fernway Elementary School in Shaker Heights, Ohio and St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine, Illinois.
She spent every summer in Falmouth visiting her grandparents William and Margaret Conant who lived in the Conant House, which became a part of the Falmouth Historical Society Museums on the Green in 1966.
During the summer of 1957, Susan met her beloved husband Raymond Tow (son of Colonel William M. Tow and Marion Lyons Tow) at the Falmouth Post Office. They were wed on November 26, 1960 at the Church of St. Dominic in Shaker Heights and were happily married for 58 amazing years. Together they raised three boys John Lyons, Brian Conant, and David Yeager.
After moving from Palatine to Falmouth full-time in 1987, Susan dedicated herself to her new career working as a home health aide for the Visiting Nurses Association. Like her parents, who were the curators of the former Katherine Lee Bates Museum, Susan was also an active volunteer at the Falmouth Historical Society and enjoyed sharing her Falmouth roots to those visiting.
She was a devout Catholic, loved to watch sunsets on the Falmouth beaches while smelling the salty sea air, and enjoyed her many cruises to the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Alaska among other places with her husband.
She was known for her compassionate and selfless demeanor, her ability to always find joy in every aspect of life, her sense of humor, and her fantastic storytelling abilities.
Susan is survived by her husband Raymond, her three sons, John (Judy) of Lake Zurich, IL, Brian (Bonnie) of Vernon Hills, IL, David (Angela Tanner) of Falmouth, her two grandchildren, Hannah and Eric (of Brian) and her cousins and nieces.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish located at 481 Quaker Rd, North Falmouth, MA. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Jones Road in Falmouth. The reception will be held on the following day, October 5th, at the Falmouth Historical Society & Cultural Center from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm located at 55 Palmer Ave, Falmouth MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Falmouth Historical Society (museumsonthegreen.org) and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (pulmonaryfibrosis.org) in Susan’s name.