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Susan P. Dickinson

April 29, 1946 ~ February 13, 2021 (age 74)


     Susan P. Dickinson of Preston, MD, passed away at her home with her loving husband at her side on Saturday, February 13, 2021. She was 74 years old.

     Born in Glen Falls, NY on April 29, 1946, Susan was the daughter of the late Harold Dickinson and Ruth Peabody Dickinson. She and her husband, William (Bill) Schauer, moved to the Eastern Shore twenty-one years ago. Prior to moving to the Eastern Shore, Susan lived in the Mount Royal Terrace neighborhood of Baltimore for 25 years. Susan graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She was an artist, her medium was oil and her style was pointillism. She was intimately involved in the design and installation of custom woodwork in the house she and her husband built on the Choptank River. Prior to that, she was a pastry chef and caterer, and managed the dollar house project in the renovation the Otterbein district in Baltimore city. And she was an animal lover. She belonged to the Wednesday Morning Artists in Cambridge and she and her husband are members of the Third Haven Friends Meeting in Easton where Susan was the clerk of the Hospitality committee and where she created and led First Day Conversations, a bi-weekly Sunday discussion of life and spiritual topics over hot coffee and homemade cream drop biscuits. To explore Susan's art please visit:

     In addition to her husband, Susan is survived by two stepchildren, Elizabeth (Beth) Brazitis and her husband, John, of Brighton, Michigan, and Julie Ertmann and her husband, John, of St. Louis, MO, 5 step grandchildren, and Kim Hurlock, a special friend who was like a daughter to her, and three wonderful dogs, and four beautiful cats.

     In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Tom Cat Solutions ( or your local Humane Society.

     A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 20th at 2 PM at the Third Haven Friends Meeting House, 405 S. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601.  Due to Covid-19 in person attendance is limited.   A simultaneous Zoom session will be available for those who choose to remain off-site but still want the opportunity to participate in the memorial.
Please RSVP by e-mail to by March 15th indicating your preference: in person attendance or Zoom attendance.  You will be sent a confirmation and, if you choose Zoom, a link to participate in the live session.

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Memorial Service
March 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Third Haven Friends Meeting
405 S. Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601


Tom Cat Solutions
7865 Woodland Circle, Easton MD 21601
Tel: 1-410-822-1496

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