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Susan R. Tate, who enjoyed sailing and horseback riding, dies

Susan R. Tate died Wednesday from complications of a stroke.
Susan R. Tate died Wednesday from complications of a stroke. (HANDOUT)

Susan R. Tate, a Millersville homemaker who enjoyed sailing and horseback riding, died Wednesday from complications of a stroke at Lorien Elkridge Nursing Home.

The longtime Severna Park resident was 81

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The daughter of Lt. Gen. Gordon B. Rogers, a career Army officer, and Mary Louise Watson Rogers, a homemaker, Susan Louise.Rogers was born in Kansas City, Kansas. Because of her father's work she was raised in Kansas, Pennsylvania. Maryland, Japan, Germany and France.

After graduating in 1953 from National Cathedral School in Washington, she obtained a bachelor's degree in 1957 from Vanderbilt University.

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Ms. Tate moved to Chartwell, in Severna Park, in 1960 and in 1979 to Millersville to a home at Point Field Landing that she helped design. The home was featured in 1982 in the old Sunday Sun Magazine's House of the Week article.

Ms. Tate was an avid golfer and sailor and enjoyed ocean racing aboard the Cayenne, a sailboat she owned with her former husband. She also liked horseback riding.

She was a former member of the Chartwell Country Club and the Ladies Golf Group, and was a member and life master of the Severna Park Bridge Club.

Hobbies included playing the ukulele, needlepoint, embroidery and crocheting.

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She volunteered with Meals On Wheels of Central Maryland and the American Cancer Society.

A visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, followed at 5 p.m. by a celebration of life service.

Ms. Tate is survived by two daughters, Holly Tate Schluederberg of Elkridge and Dory Tate of Severna Park; and three grandchildren. Her marriage to Donald L. Tate ended in divorce.

-- Frederick N. Rasmussen

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