WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - Cantor Susan Wehle was a spiritual leader many people turned toin times of joy and sorrow. Wednesday, her community saidgoodbye.
Sons Jonah and Jake, suddenly left without a mother, lit acandle in her memory, and a thousand people in mourning tried tohold on to the image of Susan Wehle, the spirited and spirtualwoman with the contagious smile.
Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum (Temple Beth Am) said, "We still see Susanin our mind's eye and we see her magnificent full faced smile, andher bouncing curly hair."
As the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Cantor Susan Wehlereached out with a one world view, to all generations, especiallythe young, and had developed a program for Jewish, Muslim, andChristian youth, so they could discover what they had incommon.
Reverend Gail Lewis (Williamsville Interfaith Clergy) said, "Notone faith community has been untouched by the loss of Susan Wehle,for everyone of us has been touched by Susan's spirit, her hope,and her outreach for peace among us all."
The service was filled with music, many of the songs Susan wouldsing to inspire others to make a difference in the world.
Friend Andy Gold said, "Honor Susan by kindling your own flame,which kindles that of others."
Friend Rabbi Jerry Steinberg said, "Farewell, elegant lady. Youmade your mark, and all here today are your witnesses."
Voice of Susan Wehle: Be blessed with love, be blessed withpeace...
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