Susan Spencer-Wendel, A Person I Was Honored to Call “Friend”
Late last week, I was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, Susan Spencer-Wendel. Like so many other attorneys, I came to know Susan over the many years she walked the halls of the Palm Beach County Courthouse trying to obtain all angles of the many cases she covered. Like a fly on the wall, she was made herself inconspicuous – that is, until she would quietly approach and asked if you “had a few minutes to answer just a few questions.” Or, you might just get a call requesting a comment.
I had the chance to make a personal connection with Susan years ago when we participated in the State Prison Tour, which was first organized by the late Circuit Court Judge Marvin Mounts. We rode together on a leg between institutions. That is when I learned so much about her upbringing, family, and unique perspective on life.
Susan Spencer-Wendel touched the lives of so many people, both personally, and through her fair and unbiased reporting of the news. I learned even more of how brave, strong, dignified and graceful a woman she was in the way that she faced her diagnosis and her approach on life and living, including the realities of dying in her book, Until I Say Goodbye. I will miss you my friend.
Here is a link to the Palm Beach Post article written in her honor last week: