Susan L. Cox of Riverhead died Oct. 31 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. She was 71.
She was born Sept. 29, 1948, to Betty (Heitshusen) Rickert.
Ms. Cox earned a doctorate from Brockport College and made a career as a professor at Suffolk County Community College.
Predeceased by her husband, Robert Wassutta, and her brother William Cox, she is survived by her mother and her brother Richard Cox.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 3 p.m. at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead.