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Harris Funeral Home
Sunday May 15th, 2022
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Westmont Presbyterian Church
Monday May 16th, 2022
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Westmont Presbyterian Church
Monday May 16th, 2022

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Susan H. Minchau

Minchau - Susan H., 73, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, surrounded in love and prayer by her husband, children, grandchildren, and siblings. Susan was born October 12, 1948, in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late William E. Sr. and Esther C. Hinkel. She is survived by her loving husband, Gary A. Minchau; sons, Jeffery G. Minchau (Elizabeth) and J. Douglas Minchau (Jennifer); and grandchildren, Owen, Ryan and Sara Minchau, and Julianne and Jessica Minchau, all of Morgantown, WV. She is also survived by her siblings, William E. Hinkel Jr. (Marge), Elaine Erickson (Allen), Nancy Carlson (Robert), and several nieces and nephews. Susan was an elder in the Westmont Presbyterian Church and had a profound belief in her savior, Jesus Christ. She was a Sunday school teacher for over 25 years. Outside of her family and her faith, Susan was passionate about playing and coaching tennis. She spent a lifetime coaching the girls and boys tennis teams at Westmont Hilltop High School. She loved seeing all of her former students and always greeted them with a smile and a hug. She took pride watching them achieve greatness outside the game of tennis as well. Susan was an active lifetime member of the United States Tennis Association and the Professional Tennis Registry as a certified professional. In 2005 she received the honor of being named PTR National high school coach of the year in Hilton Head SC. The following year she was inducted in to the Cambria County sports hall of fame. Susan was gifted with wonderful friends throughout her life and loved spending time with “The Muffins”, “The Hustlers”, and the Sunnehanna women’s bowling league. She truly cherished their time together through the years and held the memories they made dear to her heart. Susan was a 1966 graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School, where she met the love of her life, her husband of 52 years. She also graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1970 with a Bachelors Degree in Education and went on to receive a Masters Degree in Education from Duquesne University in 1972. She was a beloved high school history teacher before starting a family of her own. Spending time with her family brought Susan the greatest joy. She loved cooking for them and being “Grandma” to her five adoring grandchildren. Susan’s heart was big, her laugh was infectious, and her love for her family, friends, and fur-babies was unmatched. She will be greatly missed and treasured forever. Her family finds peace knowing she will be hosted in heaven by her Savior, Jesus Christ, her beloved dogs, and the many friends and family she lost along the way. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Monday at Westmont Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bernard Nti officiating. Private entombment will be at Grandview Mausoleum. Donations can be made in Susan’s memory to the “Professional Tennis Registry Foundation” (www.ptrtennis.org/ptr-foundation) which provides tennis instruction to underprivileged youth. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Gary and family. Sue was the most beautiful person inside and out. Her smile and upbeat personality were infectious and she always made me feel happy and grateful to know her. Our deepest sympathy.

Joan Polantz May 16 2022 9:30 AM

Dear Gary and family,
MY condolences. I shall always remember our Friday night dinners at the club. She was jolly and a lot of fun to be with.

Tom Sobieski May 14 2022 3:50 PM

Dear Gary ,
We were so terribly sorry to hear about Sue's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Take care. Bev and Ray Hornyak

Bev Hornyak May 14 2022 2:54 PM

Gary and family, You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your your wife Susan. She was an excellent tennis couch and her record of wins and losses surly displayed that. We will keep Susan and you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy and friendship. Mickey and Joyce Muto.

Mike Muto May 13 2022 10:29 PM

Dear Gary and family, Judy and I were so very sorry to learn of Sue's passing this morning as we read the Trib-Dem. Please accept our sincere condolences at your loss. Sue welcomed us so warmly when we joined WPC and we loved seeing you both during our time there. She was always so kind and encouraging of us and our boys. With you, we grieve her passing and will always remain grateful to have known her. She was a blessing to so many!

Ted Nichols May 13 2022 7:56 AM