Susan Claire Sondheim Mohr, 1957-2021

Susan Claire Sondheim Mohr, 64, died at Fair Oaks Hospital on 5/29/2021 of complications from breast cancer.

Born on 21 February 1957, to H. James Sondheim and Lucille Dewey Sondheim Teare, Susan graduated from Greenwich High School and Middlebury College, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in history and French. Her first job was at General Cigar in NYC, where she was assistant to the VP of International Sales, and later, Import-Export Manager. In 1982, she went to work for the Central Intelligence Agency, where she served as an Intelligence Officer for over 10 years, including overseas assignments in Madrid, London, and Brussels.

While in Virginia, Susan met David, and they were married on 7 April 1990, at Rye Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York. In 1993, Susan resigned from the Agency to focus full time on her family. Moving to Colorado in 1997, Susan and her husband became founding members of Living Water Christian Church. Susan was a key part of the children’s and youth ministries, as well as a regular volunteer at her sons’ Christian schools. She also trained as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for neglected and abused children.

After the family returned to northern VA in 2004, Susan and David became founding members of Christ Community Lutheran Church in Leesburg. She was again active in children’s ministry, and continued to volunteer at her sons’ schools. When her sons were older, she went back to work part-time as an independent contractor- first with GCI and later with Vista International.

Throughout her life, Susan had a deep intellectual curiosity about the world around her; she loved to study and grow in her faith, to explore new ideas, to learn new skills, to travel and visit new places, and to spend time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, David Mohr, her two sons, Alexander and Lukas, and her brother, William Sondheim.

The memorial service for Susan was held on Friday, June 4th at Cornerstone Chapel. For those who were not able to attend, her family simply asks that they remember Susan as David’s bride, soul mate and best friend, devoted mother of Alex and Luke, and beloved sister of William Sondheim.

She will be deeply missed.

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