In memory of Sue Mencher, 1960-2023
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is heartbroken to share the news that Sue Mencher, beloved coworker, friend, and the all-time longest serving employee of the Arts Council, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, July 29, following a battle with lung cancer.
Born Nov. 3, 1960, Sue spent over two decades in servitude to Pittsburgh’s artists and arts and culture communities. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in computer science and computer forensics, she started as a database and systems specialist in October 2000 with ProArts, and stayed with the company when it merged with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Alliance in 2005 to become the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
During her years with the company, she held numerous positions before being promoted to senior director of internal systems where she led the Arts Council’s long-term technology vision and was responsible for the internal systems and staff development.
Her coworkers remember Sue for being fiercely loyal, compassionate, and quick witted.