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[Maize] Suzy Cocciolone, RIP

Lyudmila V Sidorenko via maize%40net.bio.net (by lyudmila.v.sidorenko from gmail.com)
Wed Feb 24 09:38:15 EST 2016

Dear Colleagues;

It is with great sorrow that we are relaying the sad news regarding 
the passing of our friend and colleague, Suzy Cocciolone. Suzy lost 
her nearly four year long fight with breast cancer on February 10, 
2016. She passed in her house in Garner NC, surrounded by her loving 
children, Austin, Addisen, Loren and Dayna, and husband Tim.

For more than a decade Suzy worked at BASF, NC, as leader of trait 
development and data governance teams. Before joining BASF, Suzy 
held postdoctoral positions at Iowa State University, Pioneer Hi-Bred 
and the University of Florida.  Suzy earned her PhD at University of 
Missouri-Columbia, and completed her undergraduate studies 
at Michigan Tech University. Throughout her career Suzy was an 
energetic, careful, and insightful investigator. Suzy made 
significant contributions to understanding epigenetic regulation at 
the maize p1 and pl1 loci and authored 11 research publications. 
Suzy was a helpful labmate, a wonderful friend, and strong supporter 
to many. She will remain always young and smiling in the memories of 
those who were privileged to know her.

To those who knew Suzy personally, online condolences may be made to 
the family at http://www.montlawn.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 
8300 Health Park #10, Raleigh, NC 27615 

Lyudmila Sidorenko, Thomas Peterson, Karen Cone, and Donald McCarty


Lyudmila Sidorenko, PhD
Phone: (520) 820 1409

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