Susan Ross Yates Mach of Winter Park, Florida, passed away on December 4, 2012. She was a native of Maryland's Eastern Shore, born in Cambridge to one of its oldest families only daughter of the late Carlton Mercer Yates and Phyllis Ross Elliott Yates. Susan attended the Campus School which was a part of Salisbury University and graduated from Wicomico County High School. She then graduated from The University of Delaware with a degree In Art History after which she earned her Master's degree in Education from California Western University in San Diego, California. Her speciality in Education was teaching reading recovery, a highly specialized ability to teach children to read who otherwise could not. For that she took additional training at Ohio State University.
She was a life member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and on the local Orlando Board of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America.
She was an active communicant of All Saints Episcopal Church, Winter Park, for more than 25 years.
She was past Vice President and secretary and a Board member of the Asia Society of Central Florida as well as a long time member of the Winter Park Racquet Club where she served on the House committee and other various committees for many years
She also served on the Board of the Winter Park Historical Association.
She traveled extensively in the United States and Asia and Europe and throughout the world and lived with her husband and daughter in Alverstoke, England for several years when her husband taught at the Royal Navy's Dental Training School. She had a fabulous life including a Garden Party with Queen Elizabeth and dinner with Prince Charles. She was an accomplished collector of antiques with a very skilled eye as well as a talented pianist and artist.
Susan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to a wide circle of social friends and loved dearly by all.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Dr. J. Steven C. Mach, II. And also survived by one daughter, C.V. Truitt Mach (Mark) Thompson , two grandchildren, Miranda and Tristan, one sister-in-law, Charlotte Ellen Mach (James) Samans, niece Lisa Samans Feist and nephew Jamie Samans.
A private ceremony is planned for the family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, Winter Park or Old Trinity Episcopal Church, Church Creek, Maryland.