Susan Mahr, 94, of Wilmington, DE passed away on March 8, 2018.
Born in Hungary on June 5, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Jozsef Sandtner and Jozefa Gansler Sandtner. She graduated from the prestigious Peter Pazmany Science University in Budapest with the combined degree in Chemical Engineering (Honors) and Bachelor of Arts. There she met and married Tibor George Mahr, who earned a Ph.D in chemistry. Susan and Tibor moved to the U.S. in 1959 and worked for DuPont. She was predeceased by her husband Tibor and her son Paul, a well-known cellist.
At 94 years of age, her intellect was still brilliant. Her knowledge of world history, philosophy, the sciences, music, and the arts was extensive. But she was also very modest, and unless you engaged her in one-on-one conversation, you would never discover the depth of this amazing human being.
Susan’s passion was creating abstract art. When asked, she delighted in explaining what had inspired each of her paintings. Today, those abstract paintings adorn the homes of her many admirers and friends. Susan traveled widely, and enjoyed entertaining her friends to exquisite dinners. She attended the University of Long Life Learning (OSHER) since its very beginnings and was a contributor as well as an art instructor there.
Survived by cousins and many friends, Susan will always be remembered. Special thanks to caregiver Carmen Beauchamp, whose tenderness and expert care made Susan grateful to the very end. Rest in peace, Susan.
Burial will be private. Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.