It is a mark of the depth and breadth of one’s life when people know you and love for entirely different things. So it was with Susie Ambry.
Some people knew Susie as a whirling dervish at the many Grateful Dead concerts she attended back in the day. Some people knew her as the longtime proprietress of the Malt Shoppe-the rare woman running a business on Main Street in Newark, Delaware-if they were one of the many employees she mentored or the regulars for whom her shakes, bagels, or sprinkle-topped ice cream cones were a daily gotta haves. Others may have known her as a pre-school and after school teacher.
Practical and disciplined, she was able to balance two sometimes diametrically opposite qualities in her own inimitable way—being deeply spiritual and having a wonderful sense of humor. Her’s was a laugh of the ages.
Susie left this mortal coil after a long battle with cancer. She was wife to Juri Muller and mother to Kat Muller. She is survived by a sister, Karen Miller and several nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents: Edward and Marge Ambry, and a sister, Meg Elmquist.
In lieu of flowers, the family is collecting short stories to help keep Susie’s memory alive.