Susan Joyce Blacklow

March 5, 1944 ~ September 7, 2018 (age 74)


On Friday, September 7, 2018 Susan Joyce Blacklow nee Gamer, of Chevy Chase, MD died at home. Beloved wife of the late William Backlow; devoted mother of Brian (Sarah Summerlin) and Beth Blacklow (Jarrett Creasy); cherished grandmother of Margaret and Leo Blacklow and Elliot Creasy. Passionate special educator for over 30 years in DC and MD who touched many lives. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington, D.C. with interment to follow at Garden of Remembrance, Clarksburg, MD. Family will be observing Shiva following the burial and Tuesday evening at Susan's residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center at or Chevy Chase at Home at

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