- Died Feb 12, 2009
- New York United States
Susan was an amazing musician.
Her voice was transformative, as was her great love & caring for all whose lives she touched.
This space is for her friends and family, to share thoughts and remembrances of Susan and to post condolences to her loved ones. I invite you to share and to remember her.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, NY.
**Williamsville’s Temple Beth Am lost one of its cornerstones in the crash. Susan Wehle, the temple’s much-beloved cantor, was mourned at Friday’s services.
Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld said the loss was a particularly tough blow since many of the temple’s members would have relied on Wehle in their time of need for strength or just a hug.
“So we join together to raise our voices in prayer,” Rosenfeld said. “That is what Susan would want us to do.”
Wehle had been serving Temple Beth Am since November 2002. Prior to that she was the Cantorial Soloist at Temple Sinai in Amherst for 9 and a half years.
She held many degrees, including a Bachelors Degree in Judaic Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University at Buffalo, along with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Acting from the Goodman School of Drama.
Wehle used those skills by performing with theater companies in Buffalo, Chicago and New York City, teaching musical and spiritual workshops, conducting youth and adult choirs, and performing in concerts in the United States, Canada and Israel. She also recently released a CD called “Shirei Refuah v’Tikvah — Songs of Hope and Healing.”
**Excerpt From: The Tonawanda News
PLANE CRASH: Crash hits home
By Joe Olenick, Daniel Pye and Mark Scheer