Susan Spaffod Turci, 57

Susan Spaffod Turci, 57, of Selbyville, Del., passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 22, 2018. She was born in New York, N.Y., on June 28, 1960.

Turci graduated in 1978 from Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. In 2017, she had been promoted to Human Resources at Ocean Downs Casino near Ocean City, Md., after celebrating five years with the company. She previously was their credit representative and had also worked as cage cashier and main banker. For 11 years previously, Turci was employed with Home Mortgage Services as office manager.

Turci was a valued member of East Sussex Moose Lodge #2542, Women of the Moose Chapter #2204, donating her time and skills as recorder from 2008 to 2011 and as junior regent from 2015 to 2016.

Turci was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Ball Spafford, and her beloved aunt and uncle, Mable and Lawrence King. She is survived by her children, Joseph Turci Jr. and Lisa Turci, whom she loved dearly and of whom she was very proud; her brother, Thomas Spafford of North Carolina; and her longtime friend, Tammy D’Amico Burch of Florida.

Turci made her way into the hearts of everyone she met with her contagious, beautiful smile and welcoming personality. She will be sorely missed by those privileged enough to call her their friend, especially her close circle of friends.

A celebration of Turci’s life will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at East Sussex Moose Lodge on Route 20 in Roxana, Del., from noon to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial donations be made to Mooseheart Child City & School, Inc.; Mooseheart, IL 60539 (no street address), or to Diakonia; 12747 Old Bridge Rd.; Ocean City, MD 21842; or to American Heart Association; P.O. Box 15120; Chicago, IL 60693.