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November 14, 2012

Suzanne A. Hummel, 41, Danville

DANVILLE — Suzanne Antoinette Hummel, 41, of 790 Jackson Road, entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born June 14, 1971, in Lewisburg, the daughter of Gerald F. and Lisa A. (Ale) Hassenplug, of Mifflinburg. On Oct. 6, 2007, at R.B. Winter State Park, she married Scott Robert Hummel, who survives.

Suzanne was a 1989 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School. She obtained an associate of arts degree in business administration at San Jacinto Community College. In addition, she attended York Technical Institute and Pennsylvania College of Technology, where she graduated cum laude with three bachelor’s degrees and two minors in information technology. These degrees included Network Specialist Concentration, Web and Applications Development Concentration and Information Technology Security Specialist Concentration. She also received the Woodlands Bank award.

She enlisted in the Marines in May 1991 and earned the rank of sergeant, serving as a squadron leader in charge of logistics in support of F-18 fighter jets. She was honorably discharged in May 1995.

Suzanne worked for six years in the IT Department at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Before that, she worked three years at the Science Applications International Corp. at Johnson Space Center, where she was in charge of logistics and ordering.

She was a member of New Berlin American Legion Post 957.

Suzanne loved her dogs, Duke, Daisy, Dalton and Dolly, and enjoyed camping, hiking, gardening, photography and gathering with family and friends at the pavilion. Suz’s infectious positive approach to life brought joy to everyone around her.

Surviving, in addition to her parents and husband, are maternal grandmother, Peggy Shetterly, of Mifflinburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Eric and Jenni Hassenplug, of Middleburg; nieces and nephews, Jareth Hassenplug, Lane Hassenplug, Tanner Hassenplug, Halie Wilson, Kylie Hassenplug and Owen and Alexis Dando; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Nancy Hummel, of New Berlin; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Camille and Charlie Dando, of New York; brother-in-law, Kevin Hummel, of New York; special friends, Tracy and Rob Derr, of Lewisburg, and their children, Samantha Brininger, Allie Brininger, Randy Brininger and Olivia Derr; and two close friends, Nona Whitney and Diane Rickards.

Family and friends are invited to Suzanne’s life celebration at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Messiah Lutheran Church, 308 Market St., New Berlin, with the Rev. Andrew S. Fitch officiating. The service will conclude with full military honors presented by the Susquehanna Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League. The family will receive friends in the church parish hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Suzanne’s memory may be sent to Mostly Mutts, 284 Little Mountain Road, Sunbury, PA 17801, or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg. To share in Suzanne’s remembrance and to view a memorial video, visit

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