Little Silver Mayor Suzanne “Suzy” Castleman: RIP

suzy-castlemanLittle Silver Mayor Suzanne Castleman passed away on Friday evening.  She was 76 years old.

“Suzy,” as she was known to her many friends, served as mayor of the borough since 1994.  She was a member of the council from 1984 until becoming mayor.

In April she announced that she would not seek another term as mayor in order to spend more time with her beloved husband Donald.  Donald passed a month later at the age of 82.  Donald and Suzanne would have been married 55 years this month.

Suzy is survived by her two daughters, Anne Connell and Elizabeth Halpin, and four grandchildren.

Suzy was elected to the Red Bank Regional High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004.  She was elected to the NJ League of Municipalities Hall of Fame in 2006 for twenty years of service as an elected official.

Posted: July 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Little Silver | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Little Silver Mayor Suzanne “Suzy” Castleman: RIP”

  1. Jim said at 11:10 am on July 31st, 2011:

    She was a classy lady. May God have mercy on her soul.

  2. A real trailblazer said at 9:07 pm on August 3rd, 2011:

    for aspiring females in politics,who, at the time, could easily have moved up to a position in Freehold, like a Jane Clayton, but who chose to stay home and care for the hometown she loved.. a wonderful, tough, principled woman anyone can aspire to emulate!!