Sine Systems’ Susan Ford Read succumbed to a longtime battle with cancer on March 7, at age 59. Services were held on March 10 at Woodlawn Dignity Hall in Nashville and she was interred at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
A business major who graduated in 1974 from Middle Tennessee State University, Read had served as co-owner of the Nashville-based broadcast equipment maker since the death of its founder John Pate, in 1998.
A gifted musician in high school, Susan was often seen tickling the ivories at school assemblies and choral productions.
Read was first diagnosed with cancer at age 32. She fought it fiercely, continuing to work even during treatment. Until five years ago, she had been in remission.
Read is survived by her husband, Kenny Read; her aunt and uncle, Bettye and Jerry Waller; and myriad cousins and friends. According to this memorial, she will be remembered for her positive attitude and her realistic, no-nonsense approach to life and death.
A company rep for Sine Systems did not immediately reply to a request for information about the impact on the business, but Radio World will report as soon as more becomes available.