Obituary: Susan McAdam, 65, Ludington. 

December 7, 2018

Obituary: Susan McAdam, 65, Ludington. 

Susan (Suzbo) L. McAdam of Ludington, Michigan formerly of Hillsdale, Michigan passed away on November 29, 2018. She was 65 years young. Suzbo was born on July 29, 1953 in Hillsdale to William and Helen (Scoville) Gillette.

She married Michael McAdam on August 1, 1970 in Hillsdale. She was employed by the Hillsdale Daily News after she graduated Hillsdale High until 1987. In 1987 she was hired by the Ludington Daily News. She was a newspaper woman who through constant education and hard work ended up running five departments. She retired from the Ludington Daily News just after the family purchased Michael’s Bar and Grille.

Michael’s took on Sue’s personality of good friends, good times and good music. Everyone knew Sue and had their own story of good times, or how she helped them or their family in one way or another. She was always donating to some cause or helping out a friend or stranger in need. She hugged about everyone she saw coming or going. It would be hard to find a picture without a smile on her face. There weren’t many people that had a kinder heart, was a better friend, or who loved life as much as she did.

Sue is survived and loved by her family who she was extremely close to. Family was at the top of her list: her mother Helen of Ludington, one of the sweetest and toughest women around; her husband Mike, of 48 years and high school sweetheart; her two sons, Joe and Ron, both of Ludington, whom she loved spending time with and working with during Michael’s 24-year history; her sister Kris Clark of Elk Rapids, who she enjoyed laughing with and hanging out.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Gillette in 2009 and older brothers Jon Gillette in 2014  and Brian Gillette in 2014.

A celebration of life / one heck of a going away party will be held at  1 p.m. Saturday, December 29 at the Ludington Boat Club. This will include things that Suzbo loved most: family, friends, patriotism, Michigan State (Go Green!), music and fun! The stories alone will be worth it! “Crank it and Cheers!” You are gone from this earth, but you will never be forgotten. There is one heck of a party going on in heaven, and one heck of a euchre game.

If you can’t make it to the celebration of life please read and contribute to the many stories and pictures online. Thank you from the bottom of her huge heart. A memorial contribution can be made out in her memory to anything that you think that she would appreciate, enjoy, or help someone in need.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,



Subscribe to MCP via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 22,235 other subscribers