Darlene Suber, a parenting coordinator for the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia, died on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. She was 64.
She was born on July 21, 1955, in Lynch, Kentucky, to Deloris Pack and Lionel Almond. She was raised in Kentucky by her mother and her stepfather, Thomas Pack. She graduated from Lynch Independent High School in 1973 and attended college at Eastern Kentucky University where she majored in psychology.
While in college, she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. After graduation she moved to Cincinnati to start her career. In the early 1980s, she met the late Michael Suber from Philadelphia in Kentucky at her younger brother’s wedding. She relocated to the Philadelphia area, they married in 1983 and two children were born to their union.
Suber spent her career helping people of all ages. She worked as a case manager for 25 years at the Aging Adult Services in Montgomery County. For the last 10 years she worked at the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia.
Her family said she was devoted to “service for all mankind” and that was evident in her career and volunteer work at Abington Hospital and several other organizations.
In the early 1990s, Suber, her husband and their children joined Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown, where she served on the Pastoral Search Committee, Deaconess Board and as chair of the Board of Ministries. She made lifelong friends of all ages at Salem and was dedicated to helping the church grow.
Suber loved to dance, go to the movies and plant in the garden. She loved her husband and two children unconditionally. She was known to her children as “brilliant, an encourager, a nurturer and strong.” She was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by: her children, Taylor Suber and Whitney Suber; brother, Anthony Pack; and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church, 2741 Woodland Road, Abington.