Suzanne Pancrazi

suzanne pancrazi

July 7, 1952 ~ March 21, 2015

Pancrazi, Suzanne, nee: Starace, age 62, of Leonia, on Saturday March 21, 2015. She grew up in Ridgefield Park, NJ, to become a film editor and owner of Subito Productions. She was loved and adored by her husband Ron Pancrazi and daughters Elsbeth and Alexis. The family will receive their friends for a Memorial Visiting on Thursday 4:00-8:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders P.O Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 217-5023. or For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Memorial Service: March 26, 2015 4:00 pm

Visitation at Funeral Home: March 26, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  1. It saddened me greatly to hear about Suzanne's passing. I have worked with her in the video field for 15 years, and she was always a joy to work with. Incredibly upbeat and full of energy & great ideas. She will be greatly missed in our production community.

  2. Dear Ron, Elsbeth, Alexis, Tom, Jamie and to all the Pancrazi & Starace family.

    The pain is deep in our hearts. Words can not express how John and I are feeling about the loss of Suzanne. She was our cousin, but most of all a wonderful friend and incredible person. Alway happy and positive she would make us smile and laugh. She was grateful for the smallest things and grateful for life. No matter how sick Suzanne was in her caring and concern way she would ask how are you doing and feeling. She was strong and never wanted to give up. Suzanne will live in our hearts and minds forever.

    We are so sorry for the loss of Suzanne a wife a mother and sister. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

    John and Laurie Starace

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. From a Headstone in Ireland

  3. I knew Suzanne through my friendship with Alexis and through my membership in the Leonia Ecumenical Youth Group, which she served for years as a volunteer adviser.

    I wasn’t alone back then in believing Suzanne was the most wonderful adult/parent in town. Down-to-earth, low-key, warm, witty—she always listened to those of us in Youth Group with devoted attention and took the things we said seriously, treating us with a level of compassion and concern most people reserve only for their own children. I fondly remember long, intimate, candid conversations with Suzanne on weekend Youth Group retreats to Camp Johnsonburg—times when, in her magical, understated way, she made a group of insecure adolescents feel like thinking men and women.

  4. Outside of Youth Group, getting to know Suzanne more personally was a great privilege. She was a shining model of adulthood, one to aspire to. A caring, committed parent. An artist who had pursued her passion for film editing and transformed it into a successful career. A friend and confidante to her children’s friends. She was effortlessly easy to talk to—a rarity among grown-ups—and every interaction I ever had with her taught me about grace, humor, and kindness.

    After our Youth Group retreats Suzanne would take time out of her extremely busy life to produce a video collage of the weekend for us: a memento of the trip and all the fun we’d had together. I still have these videos. I used to watch them to remember my teenage friends, but from now on I will watch them to remember Suzanne and the abiding power of her generous, loving spirit.

    My heart breaks at Suzanne’s passing, and my thoughts and prayers are with the Pancrazi and Starace families.

  5. I was shocked and extremely saddened to hear about Suzanne's passing. I met Suzanne in the early 90's at my first job in the city – Merrill Lynch Video Network. Although, Suzanne worked for an outside company, she was practically a staffer there so I really got to know her. She was part of a 'family' of people that made quite an impact on my life. Suzanne was incredibly generous, smart and witty. She was truly a genuine person who really cared about people. She had a calmness about her which made folks feel at ease in her presence. Years after working together, if I ran into Suzanne, she would make me feel welcome and as if not much time had passed. Although I haven't seen Suzanne in several years, she will always sit in a special place in my heart and in good memories in my mind.

    My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Suzanne who passed on way too early and will be sorely missed by many.

  6. I only got to know Suzanne professionally over the last two years through video work she did for our firm, but she was clearly a kind, warm and considerate person. She helped me personally a great deal and was very generous with her time and advice. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolonces on her passing.

  7. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all the family. We mourn the loss of such a beautiful and caring person. Suzanne will live on in our memories.
    With sadness,
    Val & Cliff Haymes

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