Obituaries 08-06-2020

Sue Baker Chidlovski

She Was Many Things to the Lives She Touched

Sue “Susie” (Stone) Baker Chidlovski passed away on the morning of July 25 in Ponte Vedra, Florida. 

Sue was many things to the lives she touched. She was a teacher and mentor dedicated to all of her students, a captivating story teller, an avid animal rescuer, a talented playmaker, a classic movie maven, a published author, a newspaper columnist and reporter, a giver of thoughtful gifts, and a loving wife and mother.   

A native of Monett, Missouri, Sue graduated with an Associate’s degree from School of the Ozarks, Bachelor’s degree from Drury College and her Masters in Performing Arts from Emerson College, Boston.

Sue began her professional career as an elementary school teacher and later wrote as the society editor for several local newspapers in South Carolina and Massachusetts.  During the years she directed, produced and tech-staffed numerous local theater productions. She retired after 17 years from Emerson College, Performing Arts, Boston and lived in Winthrop. In 2019, Sue and her husband moved to Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Sue worked as a stage manager when she met a playwright and actor Arthur Chidlovski of Moscow, Russia who performed with the Cabaret Glasnost at the Majestic Theater in Boston. Two years later, in 1991, they married on the stage of theater where they met.

Sue published two amazing books – the “Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity, Jig” (2017), a book about her family, hometown and people she knew and the “Tree of Life” (2018), a story of two Cherokee Indian women based on her family archives.

Sue is survived by her husband, Arthur Chidlovski of Ponte Vedra, Florida, her daughter, Melissa McCullough of Salem, her brother, Glenn Stone of Oronogo, MO, her sister, Betty Gamache of Barnesville, SD and her cousin, Janice Bowen of Pierce City, MO.

Services will be held at a later date. Please sign the online guestbook at 

If you would like to memorialize Sue, please send a donation to the American Humane Society in her name

Norman Freedman

Of Florida, formerly of Winthrop

Norman B. Freedman of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Winthrop,  passed away peacefully on July 29.  He was 84 years old.

Norman loved boating.  He was a life member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club, a member of B’nai Brith and a standing member of the Masons Ocean Lodge, Winthrop.

The son of the late Dorothy (Ziff) and Joseph Freedman, he was the beloved husband of Rita Lee (Andelman). loving father of Amy Wendel of Delray Beach and Alan Freedman and his wife, Abby of Parkland, dear brother of Beverly Strasnick and her husband, Elliot of Marblehead and cherished grandfather of Beau, Jarrod, Harrison Freedman and Nathan Arsenault.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  The family also wishes to add Fabian Henry, who has been Normie’s aide and friend for the past seven years.

In Lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to: 

Trustbridge Foundation, 53 East Ave, W Palm Beach, FL 33407.

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