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Service arrangements announced for Susan Erben

Wake, Mass scheduled for June 30, July 1 in Staten Island

Service arrangements have been announced for Susan Erben, Development Director for Youth Education in the Arts, who lost her life in an automobile accident on June 24. 

Susan’s wake will be held on Wednesday, June 30 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Casey Funeral Home, 350 Slosson Ave., Staten Island, N.Y., 10314. 

A Mass will be held on Thursday, July 1 at 10 a.m. at Saint Peter’s Church, 53 Saint Marks Place, Staten Island, N.Y., 10301. 

For more information on Casey Funeral Home, go to, or call (718) 447-4242. 

For further information on Saint Peter’s Church, call (718) 727-2672. 

An online guestbook will be made available at in the next day. 

Susan marched in the Cadets in 1978. She became YEA!’s Director of Development in Spring 2009 when she returned to manage the annual fundraising campaign for The Cadets as they entered their 75th Anniversary season. In the past year, Susan began to work across all YEA! programs, including the Urban Arts Center and the US Scholastic Band Association. 

The Cadets dedicated their Friday performance in Normal, Ill., to Susan’s memory. 

YEA! will honor Susan with a moment of silence before the Drum Corps – An American Tradition show on Tuesday, June 29 at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. Her remarkable contributions to YEA! and the corps will also be recognized on Aug. 8 during the annual alumni and friends gathering and The Cadets home show in Clifton, N.J.


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