Susan B. (Kuch) Hartnagle

August 14, 1949 ~ September 21, 2020 (age 71)


Wynantskill- Susan B Hartnagle, 71, of Main Avenue entered eternal rest Monday, September 21st, 2020, at her residence.

Born in Buffalo, NY,  she was the daughter of the late Vincent E. Kuch and Margaret Zuber Kuch and the wife of the late John Hartnagle. She lived in the Troy area for the past 36 years most recently residing in Wynantskill. She was a graduate of Bennett High School in Buffalo and earned her associate degree at Bryant & Stratton College.

Susan began her career in Upstate, New York, as a legal secretary at the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office in Troy, NY. Her spirited attitude and energy, undeniable. She was affectionately coined, “Felony Sue” by those she worked with at the courthouse. Susan was hardworking and meticulous, these attributes served her and those she worked with at Hiscock and Barcley LLP, in Albany, NY, until her retirement in 2015.

Susan was an amazing mother and her door was always open for family and friends, with a fresh pot of coffee brewing. She was “Mom” to many and a friend to all. Her sense of humor and quick wit was matchless. Whether you needed lively banter, a sympathetic ear, or just some good old fashioned tough love, there was a seat at the kitchen table for you.

Additionally, Susan was an unbelievable cook and caretaker. She cared for her late husband John Hartnagle through sickness and in health. After John’s passing in 2006, Susan’s first husband, John Mowbray was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. She welcomed her ex-husband into her home and served as his caretaker until his passing in 2007. Susan lived her life selflessly, always putting others first. Simply put, this was just her way.

Survivors include, her children, Lindsay Mowbray, Wynantskill, Meghan (Kenneth) Kearns, Troy, Ryan Mowbray, Troy, and Ashley (James Wiley) Mowbray, Troy; her step son, John Butler; her grandson, Dylan J. Wiley; her sisters, Sheila Kuch, Jean Meyers, Patricia Reeves, and Sandra Goodson; her nieces, Heather Howard and Kelly Graziano; and her beloved dog, Murphy. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Howard.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 3 - 6 PM.

Funeral service will be held Monday, at 10:30AM at the FUNERAL HOME. Face covering and social distancing are required both outside and inside during visitation and services.

Interment will be in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery Schuylerville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Susan B. Hartnagle to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue Menands, NY 12204 or Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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September 27, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Funeral Service
September 28, 2020

10:30 AM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180


Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue, Menands NY 12204

Wounded Warrior Project
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

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