Susan Rickard

Obituary of Susan H. Rickard

Susan Hohmann Rickard, of Lake Placid, NY passed away peacefully February 25th with family by her side. Sue was born in Hartford, CT on November 12, 1948. She grew up in Andover CT and frequently travelled with her family to Lake Placid to hike the high peaks starting in the late 50's. In 1963, her mother Margaret (Peg) #207, father James (Bud) #188, brother Jay #248, and Sue #275 were the first nuclear family to complete the 46 high peaks. Sue eventually moved to Lake Placid in the late 60's where she met and married her first husband Matthew Hurley Devlin, Jr. in 1969. Sue was very active in town during these years running the Arena Grill with Matt, working at various establishments in town, volunteering and working for the 1980 Olympic Winter committee. Sue remarried in 1987 to Johnny RIckard and together they enjoyed many wonderful years living on the west shore of Lake Placid Lake and wintering in New Smyrna Beach FL. Sue is survived by her brother James (Jay) Hohmann and his wife Joan of Honeoye, NY; son Matthew H. Devlin, III and his wife Susan of Waterford, NY; daughter Kirsten Cowles and her husband Steve of Tallahassee, FL.; step children John (Buzzy) RIckard and his wife Anne of Lake Placid, NY; and Kristen RIckard of Dahlonega, GA. Grandchildren Dariann; Roger; Brinley; Bryson; and step-grandchildren Justen; Hunter; Griffin; Georgianna; one great granddaughter Braileigh and nephews Andrew and Jake. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. The M. B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid, NY is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com to share a memory or leave condolences for the family to cherish. In lieu of flowers please send donations to High Peaks Hospice (www.high peaks hospice.org) or Tri-Lakes Humane society (https://www.trilakeshumanesociety.
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