Susan L. Thomas, 55, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2018, at Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 11, 1962, in Dover, Delaware, a daughter of Edward Netzband and Hazel Kitchen. Susan was a graduate of V.V.S. High School Class of 1981. On July 4, 1987 she was united in marriage to Robert J. Thomas in a ceremony which took place in Verona. Susan loved to spend time with her family and friends and enjoyed spending time crafting.
She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Thomas, Rome; a daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Eric Nower, Bouckville; her father, Edward Netzband, New Hartford; two brothers, Edward (Peggy) Netzband Jr., PA, Thomas Netzband, Central N.Y.; three sisters, Kathy Netzband, PA, Charlene and Michele Kitchen, Rome; a stepfather, Roger Kitchen, Oneida; a mother-in-law, Janice Thomas, Rome; a brother-in-law, Dan (Debra) Thomas, Liverpool; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a great-niece. Susan was predeceased by a daughter, Brandy Thomas in 1987, and her mother Hazel Kitchen.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association 5 Pine West Plaza, Suite 505 Albany, N.Y. 12205.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 12, at 10 a.m. at the Rome Alliance Church 920 Turin Street, Rome. Arrangements by Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road, Rome.