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Susan Fauber Sihlanick

April 14, 1950 - April 10, 2023

Susan Fauber Sihlanick, age 72, passed away at Lynchburg General Hospital on April 10, just short of her 73rd birthday.  Born in Lynchburg to John and Shirley Fauber, she is survived by her sister Sallie Thompson (Al), nephew Todd Thompson (Michelle and son Logan), husband Mark Sihlanick, and their children Kirsten (Andrew Snyder) and Kevin. Her light in the world came from her precious grandson Evan Snyder.

Growing up in Lynchburg, she taught government and was a guidance counselor in Highland County, Staunton River, EC Glass, and Heritage Elementary.  After retirement she continued to serve both as a volunteer in schools and giving tours and interpretation at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest for over 30 years.  Her love of history and reading was reflected in her love of travel, and planning that travel. Her dream of seeing Greece was to be the next trip, but there were many, many trips before, on land, rivers, and oceans.

A visitation will be 10AM Saturday April 15, 2023 at Chestnut Hill Baptist Church in Lynchburg, with a memorial service to follow at 11AM.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest or Chestnut Hill Baptist Church.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit

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Mark and family, I am so sorry to hear of Susan's passing. I only met her a few times while my friend Kathleen was living but I know what a warm and loving person she was by how Kathleen spoke about her. I hope the two of them are already getting into mischief up in heaven! You are all in my prayers.

Posted by Chris Howell on April 17, 2023

Susan was my little sister in Phi Mu. She loved life, loved Mark, her adult children, and grandchild. In fact, Susan was a smart, lovely, kind woman. She loved to laugh. When I did my Longwood student teaching, I lived with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Dauber- great people!

Posted by Jill Wilkinson on April 17, 2023

I am saddened to hear of Susan's passing and have many fond memories of our friendship. Prayers and love.

Posted by Susan Almond Smith on April 15, 2023

Prayers for the family. ❤️

Posted by Debbie Goode & family on April 14, 2023

Susan was a loving wife, mother and faithful friend to all who knew her over the years in the JF family. She was also a trusted mentor as we raised our young families. Remembering all the happy get togethers and sending our love to Mark, Kirsten and Kevin.

Posted by Laura Reynolds and Family, Tolland, CT on April 14, 2023

I wish Kirsten and her family peace and healing in this time of loss.

Posted by Jess Liptak on April 13, 2023

Heartfelt condolences to Mark, Kirsten, Kevin and family. So sad over the loss of our wonderful family friend.

Posted by Susan McCoy on April 13, 2023

Heartfelt condolences to Mark, Kirsten, Kevin and family. So sad over the loss of our wonderful family friend.

Posted by Susan on April 13, 2023

May God's peace and blessings sustain and comfort Mark, family and loved ones.

Posted by Dick & Elaine Boswell on April 12, 2023

You have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Posted by Kelly Parnell on April 12, 2023

Our deepest condolences to Mark and the rest of Susan's family.

Posted by Doug Judd on April 12, 2023

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