In Memory of Susan Forney

September 13, 2021

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In Memory of Susan Forney

It is with heavy hearts we announce that long-time member of the NANOG board, Susan Forney has passed away.

by Edward McNair

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In Memory of Susan Forney

It is with heavy hearts we announce that a long-time member of the NANOG community and a board member,  Susan Forney has passed away. 

Susan was a friend, colleague, mentor and cherished member of our community. As a female engineer in a male dominated field, she was a pioneer and a mentor who paved the way for many other women to follow. 

She was passionate about her community and helping others. Susan dedicated much of her time to mentoring aspiring engineers and becoming a leader for Women in Tech.  Many will remember her for her kind, warm disposition and her infectious laugh and beautiful smile. She left an impression upon all that knew her. Susan was a truly lovely human being. It is an extreme loss to our community. 

Susan is survived by her husband, Fearghas McKay, and two sons and a daughter, Ian St. Clair, Magnus McKay Møller, Victoria Forney, and daughter-in-law Lauren St. Clair. She is also survived by two sisters and a brother, Betty Geffre, Laura Scofield, and Richard Taylor,  as well as her previous spouse, Samantha Forney.

Our deepest condolences go out to her family and loved-ones. Susan will be missed by all who knew her.

If you wish to pay your respects and honor her memory, please visit Susan’s online Memorial.

Edward McNair
Executive Director, NANOG

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Edward McNair

Edward McNair is NANOG's Executive Director.

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