ur beloved and admired colleague, friend, and role model, Susana Greiss, passed away on March 19, 2006.
Susana was born in Russia, shortly after the Revolution. Her parents had to leave the country when she was still a child, emigrating to Brazil. She has lived in Brazil, France, Uruguay, Argentina, and, for the past 40 years of her life, in the United States. She spoke Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French and English fluently and was ATA certified in five language combinations.
Those of us who had the privilege of knowing Susana will have a hard time imagining the ATA and our profession without her. She left her mark in all aspects of our Association and the translation industry. She was one of the founders of the Portuguese Language Division and the Spanish Language Division, and the founder and Administrator of the Slavic Language Division. She was active in the Certification Program as a language chair and grader. She served as Secretary and Chair of Continuing Education in the New York Circle of Translators. Her presentations about the translation profession at ATA Conferences served to introduce many a younger translator to the profession, as did her book Survival Kit for Translators.
Susana was always ready to help those in need. She was active in the ATA Mentoring Program and had taken several mentees under her generous wing.
Susana was an Honorary Member of the American Translators Association and, in 2002, she was awarded the ATA's highest honor, the Gode Medal, for distinguished service to the Profession.
Susana was featured as the Translator Profile in the April 2000 issue of the Translation Journal.
Memorial Services for Susana Greiss, will be held on Friday, March 24th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at:
Walsh La Bella & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
70-17 Cooper Avenue
Glendale, NY 11385
For directions please click or copy & paste the link below
If you wish to make a donation instead of sending flower, the following charities were closest to Susana's heart:
Macular Degeneration Research
22512 Gateway Center Drive
PO Box 1952
Clarksburg, MD 20871-1952
Christ of the Hills Monastery
1 Monastery Road
PO Box 1049
Blanco, TX 78606-1049
Red Cloud Indian School
Fr. Peter J. Klink SJ or
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD 57770-2100