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August 30, 1923 - July 31, 2015

Dot Suhor

by Bobby Suhor

  I was a very lucky son to be brought into this world by my Mom. She was an amazing woman. She never wanted for anything, but gave to all! Anyone who knew my Mom became part of our family automatically. She was willing to let anyone stay with us and would never turn anyone away.
  She didn’t always agree with my decisions, but gave me her loving opinion as all Moms want to do. During the past couple of weeks since she has passed, it has been hard for me to be at home without her. Angel has moved things around to make it a little bit easier for me. But I still keep walking into her room every night, and still can’t believe she’s not there.
  Throughout my lifetime, my Mom has always pushed to help make me into a better person. She was so kind, it was even her advice to never let someone know they might have made you mad. My smile has always kept me strong whether I’m hurt or just down, so I have learned how good it is to keep your smile. Dot would want all of you to remember that.
  To my friends, I thank you for your support, knowing no matter what or where I’m at, someone is there with me. For sure I know that my Mom is definitely watching over us all!
  Thanks to all for being in my Mom’s life. To all Love is just a four letter word, but to be loved you only had to have known my Mom.

Love and Prayers to All,



Click image to see Dot's party pics...

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Our older news follows below...

May 16, 2011

Charles Suhor has found additional genealogy material clarifying Antun Suhor’s family history. Charles writes:

“I had a short trial period on ancestry.com and found a curious page--a census page of La, or the U.S., maybe. It listed Antun or maybe it was Anthony Suhor, born December 1862 and gave his age as 37, which would be a census of 1899 or 2000. So far, so good. New stuff-- the year of immigration was given as 1880. That would have made him 18 years old when he immigrated--a few years after the story I had heard (14 years old). I'm wondering if he might have landed in 1880 in California, to stay with the Splivalo's, his mother's famous sailing family and get his start as a seaman there... continued here

See our Charles Suhor page on this site for more of the story...

January 5, 2011

Hello to All

I am happy to announce that I have set up a Facebook page for the Suhor Family. I hope many of you can interact through Facebook (see link in left margin), but can use the link on there to come back here and see the family history and genealogy that I sponsored to be built back in the early 2000’s.

This site was built based on the famous “Black Book” of family history, genealogy and photos, that was made by Mary Lou and Charles Suhor.

I will look forward to seeing many of you on Facebook. Our old Family Talk page can be found here. Our site’s obituary page is here.

All are in My Prayers,

August 29, 2006:
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Bobby has been allowed into distressed areas and helping human as well as animal victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Welcome to post your thoughts in the Family Page here.

Help Us Keep the Suhors “Connected”
The only thing that can keep this site really interesting is if YOU participate by sharing your opinions... So click on the red stop sign at left or here to visit the “Family Opinion Page”. It’s a lot of fun! Read what other Suhors and friends have said, and then click “Reply” to answer, or click “Post a New Message” to start a new subject. Then, come back in a couple days to see what others might be saying about YOUR OPINION...

Painting of the UNDERWRITER by Antun Suhor, circa 1900.
One of three ships that would shuttle Bar Pilots down the Mississippi to the Gulf.
Click on picture above to see the live Rivercam of today.

A Special Message from Charles Suhor:
November 14th, 2005

Hi, fellow descendants of Antun—

I hope that this message of remembrance finds all of you in a sate of wellness and, for the Orleanians, in a state of recovery.

This Monday, November 14, is the 100th anniversary of the death in 1905 of the family partriarch, Antun. You’ll recall that he died of a heart attack on board a steamship that he was to have guided up from the Gulf of Mexico and through one of the treacherous passes that lead to the mouth of the Mississippi River near Pilottown and Venice, La. Antun was
42 years old and would have been 43 on December 30.

On Monday, let’s try to remember our Antun, who, with Jeanne Hondareyte Suhor, started the lineage in America of which we’re a part. This is not to forget the other sides of our families, of course. Each mother and father, grandmother and grandfather, has a deep story of struggle and caring. It seems that Antun captured our imagination because we knew so little about him and he emerged as a larger-than-life figure as we learned of his Croatian heritage, his adventuring spirit, and his untimely death. It's a fine American story, the stuff that legends are made of.

With gratitude as one of your kin,

Charles Suhor

(View Antun’s Photo Gallery here.)

“Ol' man river, that ol' man river
He must know somethin'
But he don't say nothin',
He just keeps rollin'... He keeps on rollin' along.”

“I am pleased to present the Suhor Family History for the internet. This web site is a work in progress. Just like many of your lives that are far from unfinished, there is more to follow.

 This site owes gratitude to Al Suhor’s three years of focused research as distributed to the family in the famous black binder. This research was aided by many family members, in particular by Charles Suhor. Gerard Roth deserves mention for his contributions as well. We invite all family members to help us update their respective histories” - Bobby Suhor

Overseas Suhor Family Website
Shows lots of old pictures - some are direct ancestors!

More “Lost” Suhor Scrapbook Photos
Really old black & white pictures of our parents and grandparents, etc.

The Secrets of Nakovana Cave
An Archaeological Excavation
sponsored by the Royal Ontario Museum
Click Here to Read More of this story on the web.

Our “Guest Book” is recording greetings from family and friends. Click
here or on the stop signe at top left of this page to add Greetings. Also use the “Guest Book” to write any family talk or send comments about this site. (Images will have to be emailed separately.)


Click here to read more from Charles Suhor.

Click here to read a letter from Al Suhor.

If you would like to simply jump in and browse this site, feel free. If you would like to read some instructions regarding how we are organizing things, click here: Instructions Page. We invite your feedback, corrections and additions through the Family Talk page.

Please contact Bobby if you need to update your information. Please see Family Directory for his and others local number and E-Mail addresses

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