Obituary: Suzanne Herbst of Redwood City, Former Principal of St. Pius School

Sue, a graduate of Notre Dame de Namur Univ. in Belmont, was an educator for more than 40 years. She taught in schools from San Mateo to Palo Alto.

Suzanne Taylor Herbst   Photo: Legacy.com
Suzanne Taylor Herbst Photo: Legacy.com
[Editor's note, the following obituary was posted on Legacy.com.]

Suzanne Taylor Herbst

November 15, 1946 - January 7, 2014
Resident of Redwood City

Suzanne Taylor Herbst went home to God on January 7, 2014. Suzanne was born in New York to Rosemary Shields and William Taylor on November 15, 1946. She grew up in New York, Guam, Millbrae and Redwood City. Sue was a proud graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Atherton, and Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont. She was a loving mother to her two sons, Ryan Taylor Herbst (Stephanie) and Kevin Taylor Herbst (Antonina). She is also survived by five precious granddaughters: Rachel, Amelia and Theresa of Redwood City and Angelina and Aleksandra of Ayer, Massachusetts. 

Sue was an enthusiastic and gifted educator for more than forty years, and mentored and encouraged many new teachers. Generations of students passed through her classroom and loved their time with her. She taught at Horrall School and St. Gregory School (San Mateo), St. Joseph School (Atherton), St. Nicholas School (Los Altos) and Jordan Middle School (Palo Alto). She also served as Principal of St. Pius School, Redwood City.

Sue was a world traveler, an avid reader, collector of children's literature, a fantastic teller of tall tales, a mistress of drama (both real and imagined), a dear friend to many, a giving godmother of six, a watcher of birds and a lover of animals.
At Sue's request, there will be no services.

Donations in her memory may be made to Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002 or the charity of your choice .


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