Suzanne (Swingle) Miyazato, born February 19, 1958 in Honeoye, NY to James and Patricia Swingle, passed away in the gentleness of hospice care at F.F. Thompson Hospital on Saturday, August 5, 2017.
A beacon of light to all who knew her, Suzanne had many loves. She was gifted with a beautiful singing voice and she shared that gift willingly. She was a fierce advocate for veterans and people suffering from addiction and she made that her life's work as well as her passion through her employment as a substance abuse counsellor with FLACRA.
Flower boxes to beautify Main Street in our little village? Suzanne was behind that. A contest for folks to decorate their homes and yards for Memorial Day? Suzanne was behind that. She loved her flowers and fairy gardens and she loved art. She had a knack for taking something and making it into something more beautiful and she did that with anything and everything - tea cups, plates, chairs, stones, even people, for everyone that knew her was made better through the experience.
More than she loved any of these, she loved her family. Pre-deceased by her parents, she is survived by her husband, Kaoru Miyazato, as well as three sons – Joseph, Jamie (Angela) and Michael, all of Naples. She welcomed her new daughter-in-law to the family on Thursday, August 3 as they said their vows at her bedside. She also leaves a sister Sandy (Gary Hubbel) and brother Daniel (Shannon) as well as many cousins, nephews, a niece, and her special Uncle Dick.
There is one more thing that she loved with every bit of her being. Everyone that knew Suzanne knew she loved her Lord and we could all probably quote her in saying, "God Is Kind."
At her request, there will be no calling hours. There will a Celebration of Life service at Trinity Federated Church, 119 N. Main St., in Naples where has been a member her whole life on Monday, August 7 at 3:00. You are invited for a light meal in the fellowship hall on the lower level following the service. www.bairdfuneralhomes.com