Martha Forbus Suski

Martha Forbus Suski

Chesapeake, VA
01.27.1933 - 07.27.2018
Durham, North Carolina

Martha Forbus Suski, 85, passed away at her home on July 27, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Wiley and Elizabeth Forbus. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years Captain Henry Suski, United States Coast Guard.  

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Caroline Suski of Chesapeake VA, Laura Suski of Durham, NC; son, Frank Suski of Houston, TX; sister, Elizabeth Adams (Dr. Harvey) of Asheboro, NC; brother-in-law, Eugene Suski of West Henrietta, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martha was a graduate of Duke University; a world traveler, having been to all seven continents. She was working in the Territory of Hawaii, 1954 -1957, for the American Red Cross when she met the love of her life, Henry. Later in life she would volunteer with the American Red Cross at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth.

The family will receive friends at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435, from 1:00-2:30pm on Sunday, August 5, 2018. She will be laid to rest with her loving husband at a graveside service in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502, and or The American Red Cross, 611 West Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510. Online condolences may be registered at

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5685 Lee Farm Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
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Arlington National Cemetery
Fort Myer, VA 22211
United States


Caroline, I'm certain your mother is in a more beautiful place. She knew she was loved by you and your family, and you can't give more than that. Even though you will miss her, I hope you can smile remembering all the wonderful trips you shared.

Susan Butler

The death of a loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are those who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with the family during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Williams Family

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