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Pamela S. Nash

October 5, 1953 - September 1, 2021

 Pamela S. Nash, age 67, of Newark, DE, passed away after a short battle with leukemia on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Pamela was born on October 5, 1953 in Wilmington, DE to the late Robert and Joyce Sausermen. She was the middle daughter of five. Pamela grew up and remained in Newark, DE her entire life. She was a 1971 graduate of Christiana High School. After graduation, Pamela worked a short time for Community Finance, then was employed by DuPont from where she was retired. While employed at DuPont, Pamela pursued her education and received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Neuman College.

Pamela was a dedicated member of Holy Family R.C. Church where she sang in the choir and was a eucharistic minister. She also served on the board of the Jesus House. Through her dedication to the church, she worked closely with all of the resident priests and established long-term friendships. One of these friendships was with Father James Nash who introduced her to his brother, Joseph T. Nash, who later became her husband. Pamela and Joseph were married for twenty-two years.

Being the daughter of a Yank bride from England, Pamela was able to travel. She had been to Australia, England, and other parts of Europe. She had also cruised to Alaska and Mediterranean ports. Pamela enjoyed family, friends, and good times. To her, nothing was better than sitting by the pool and discussing life with her husband, Joe.

Pamela is survived by her loving husband, Joseph T. Nash; step-children, Laura Nash of Newark, Joann Cleaver (Matthew) of Newark, Jenna Lowden (Geoff) of Wilmington, and Gregory Nash of Wilmington; step-grandchildren, Charlotte Cleaver and Chase Lowden; sisters, Patricia Ann Hypes of Bear, Linda Dolinger (Gil) of Naples, FL, Valerie Kuhlman of Newark, and Monica Erne (Wayne) of Newark; nephew, Jeffrey Hypes (Meredith) of Townsend; great-nephew, Wyatt Hypes; and great-niece, Gwyneth Hypes.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 pm.  The family requests that masks be worn by all in attendance regardless of vaccination status. Inurnment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.


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50 Condolences for Pamela S. Nash

  • My condolences to the entire family on a loss so great. It was such a blessing to have known and worked with the Sauserman sisters during my DuPont career. Hugs to all of you during this very sad time.

  • Dear Joe and Family, I am extremely sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • My condolences to the entire family. Pamela was a special lady and was loved dearly by our family. My dad is there greeting her with a warm hug and drink.

  • So sorry to hear the sad news. Pam was always the one who got the family together. Boxing Day was always a great event where we all came together. She was a fun loving person. She will be missed.

  • Her love for others was a bright spot in so many people’s lives. Mine included. I’m blessed to call Pamela my dearest colleague and friend. I know she continues to pray for each of us. My condolences to her entire family.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. I enjoyed working with Pam for many years at DuPont. I looked forwarded to receiving her Christmas card every year and I can still hear her laugh.
    Please accept our condolences.

    Cathy and Bob Wevodau

  • Joe and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Pam. Pam and I met in 5th Grade and she was such a Sweetheart. She touched so many classmates within our Christiana High School Class of 1971 and she will never be forgotten. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

  • Aunt Linda, I’m sorry to hear about Pam. Last I saw her she was visiting with her nephew Dave. Sending you Hugs and prayers.

  • My heart is broken💔

  • Words fail to express my deep sorrow for your loss. I worked with Pamela at DuPont for several years. While her sisters were always her world and she told us wonderful stories about them, Pam found a different happiness when she became part of the Nash family. Her pictures always reflected the joy and love she had for her entire family, especially her grandchildren.

    Her legacy will live on through the many lives she touched. Cherish your memories.

  • I new Pam from first grade at Holy Angels and all the way up to Christiana High. I know she will be missed. God has gotten another Angel. RIP

  • The wife and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  • Joe and Family – Jeff and I are so sad for your loss. Pamela was such a delightful friend. We so enjoyed those years at Bethany Beach with you and Pamela at Mary Beth and Donna’s beach house. A lot of laughs, happy hours, and great dinners. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers. Robin & Jeff Little

  • Joe,
    So sorry to hear about Pamela, she was a wonderful woman, she will be missed, our prayers coming your Way. If you need anything let us know.
    George and Linda Recker

  • Hi
    Pamela was such a beautiful person!
    So sorry for your loss,

  • I’m saddened to read this. I worked with Pam in DuPont Benefits Department for several years. She was a kind and gentle lady with a great spirit and a terrific laugh. RIP with our Lord & Savior.

  • Pamela is the example of what a beautiful loving person is. Pamela truly was a very giving person. Her love for her fellow human beings showed in the immense volunteering she did and for helping the young grow with Jesus. We send our sincerest sympathy to Joe and all the family. Alan & Harriet Frank

  • My deepest condolences to Pamela’s husband and family. I did not know Pamela well, but always enjoyed conversation with her. I am saddened to know of her passing.

  • To the Nash and Sausermen Families,
    My thoughts and prayers are with your families as you mourn the passing of Pam. Father Oscar Frundt (DSP Chaplain) always said, “You never lose what you love if you love what you lose.”
    Pam will be missed by all but her memory will live on in the hearts and minds of her friends and family members.
    Kevin McDerby

  • My deepest sympathy to the Nash Family. I will sorely miss seeing Pamela’s smiling face around the golf course. She was always so sweet to everyone and had such a beautiful soul. My Thoughts and Prayers for the Family during this sad time. God Bless….LuAnn

  • Dear Joe and family: Pamela was a special lady! We shared some classes at the Y and Committees at Church!!
    Please know our thoughts and prayers will be with you!!

  • Rest peacefully dear Pam, and my sincerest sorrow to your family. Such a sweet gal and good memories with her in high school. PJ parties, swimming and dancing at Brookside, we had a great time.
    We will miss you Pam. I’m so sorry for your great loss.

  • Pam : It has been a pleasure to be your neighbor for the better part of 33 years . You and Joe have been a complete blessing as neighbors and I will never forget your kind and pleasant words that you always spoke . you will no doubt will end up in heaven
    John Fabian

  • I remember Pamela fondly, working with her at DuPont. She was always such a kind, reliable, and high-integrity person. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • My deepest condolences to Joe and Pamelas family. I met Pamela at Brighton Collectibles and worked with her for 5 years. I learned a lot from Pamela. Her conversations were always what I enjoyed most. She had an ease about her that made you feel heard. She was very good at listening and her advice was always enlightening. She truly was just a very cool woman that knew who she was and never strayed from that. I know how much she loved her family and I pray that you are all able to feel her presence with you daily. God bless you. Much love. Meisha Garrett

  • We are heartbroken. Pamela will be sorely missed by all who knew her and loved her at Jesus House.
    Chris & Angie Malmgren

  • My condolences to Joe and her family and close friends.

  • So sorry to hear that Pam has passed. We will try and make it to church on the 8th but we have no car so we will try to get there depending on how Bonnie is doing that day.
    Love and Prayers,
    Doug & Bonnie Boon

  • Val and Monica, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your sister.

  • You were, are and willing be truly missed at Mike’s All Strength class. I will be thinking of you every time we do that squat routine you love. Eternal rest, Pam.

  • My deepest condolences to all the family. This was very sad news. Hugs to everyone.

  • To the family of Pam, My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I grew up with Pam and she was one of my first friends at a very early age. May she now RIP snd her family find comfort and strength in the Lord. Lynn

  • P.A. and family: We are so sorry to hear of Pamela’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. May she rest in peace.

    Mary and Gerry Keogh and family

  • We have lost a true light. What a wonderful laugh yet someone willing to cry with you. Prayers for strength and peace to all. May all your memories bring smiles.

  • Joe and Father Jim,
    Joan and I are saddened indeed over the passing of Pamela. As you know Joe, Pamela and Father Jim piloted me through RCIA in a most interesting year of preparation/formation. Joan M. and John D. Miller

  • We are very sorry for your loss . We will miss Pam as a cherished member of Holy Family.
    Tenui Nec Dimittiam
    Sam & Deb Palermo

  • Hey, I just wanted say that I really admire your efforts on creating such a good blog. Keep it up!

  • Pamela brought her love and joy in life to all who knew her. It was always wonderful to be in a prayer group with her. Her wisdom, spirit, smile and laughter will be greatly missed. I pray for consolation and peace of heart in the days ahead for Joe and all her dear family.

  • Anita and I were shocked at how quickly Pamela passed. We will miss her energy and sense of humor at Jesus House.
    I am on the Jesus House board with Pamela and she worked hard on JHS projects and saw a Vision with Jesus House of the future.
    We will miss her ; God Bless her Family during these difficult times.
    Jim and Anita Delaney

  • My condolences to the entire family. While I only knew Pamela for a short time, that time was so meaningful to my life. She was a good teacher of God’s Word and the Catholic faith. I’m forever grateful for the time I got to spend with her. Her kindness and gentle spirit, as well as the warmth of her smile will always be near and dear to my heart. May she rest in peace 💜

  • My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your memories be a blessing to you.

  • Pam was a dedicated person of the Church, always learning, always helping, and always full of love. I will miss her.

  • I am very sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. Thinking of you and holding you close in prayer during this very difficult time.

  • Our sincere condolences to the entire Nash/Sauserman families. Pamela always had such a genuine smile for everyone. Her loss will be felt by so many. Hugs and prayers for all of you during this very sad and emotional time.
    Simmerman/Nash family.

  • May you rest in peace Pam… My sympathy and blessings to your husband and family. 🙏

  • My sincere condolences to the Sauserman and the Nash families. Pam was a wonderful person; she was always so friendly and gracious with a great sense of humor. I so enjoyed and will dearly miss our conversations, especially after Mass when she and Joe were selling Script. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I knew Pam at our first job at DuPont. She was a very loving and caring person. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

  • Joe and the entire family of Pam. The death of Pam was oh so shocking. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Love ❤️ you all!
    Karen Wilson Gilbert

  • Our Deepest Sympathy
    To the family.
    RIP Pam

  • Joe, Family & Friends

    It was such a surprise to hear about Pamela’s passing, I was shocked not even knowing that she was ill.
    I know she will leave a large hole in the family. She was the one that pulled everyone together as long as I can remember.
    I will always remember the fun times around the pool on a summer afternoon. She was a great and spiritual person who would always be there if anyone needed her.
    I wish you and your family the best with her absence but stay the course and don’t be shy to keep asking her for guidance in the coming years.

    You friends,
    Robert & Kathleen Voshell
    Cape Coral, Florida