The engineering industry lost a dynamite engineer and person last month. Suzanne Audra (Muzzey) Seminara, 39, passed away June 16, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Suzy was my classmate in undergraduate engineering school, and my wife’s college roommate. The three of us spent a lot of time together in college, mostly doing engineering homework or assignments, but always laughing.
Suzy was always one of the happiest, most positive people I remember from my four years in college. It was like a smile was cemented onto her face, because no matter what had happened to her, no matter how many assignments she had, she was smiling.
After graduation, my wife and I moved to northern New Jersey, took engineering jobs, and eventually had kids while Suzy took a great job with Lockheed Martin for which she eventually moved to Texas. We kept in touch sporadically and would see each other once a year or so.
Suzy really advanced at Lockheed, and she would always tell us about the amazing projects she was leading within the company including being a project manager on Lockheed’s F35 Program.
There was so much more to Suzy than engineering though, and unfortunately, it was through her death that my wife and I were reminded of this, specifically at her funeral service, where the room was packed to capacity and one person after the next talked about how amazing of a person she was.
Suzy would marry another Lockheed Martin engineer Gary (on a ski slope in New Hampshire) and together they were blessed with two beautiful boys over the past five years.