I think it's only been in the last few years that Sue Paterno has begun to receive the recognition she so richly deserves as an equal partner in Joe's, and our, success. It's not because she has pushed herself into the limelight, or did things just to garner recognition; it just seems that many of us finally woke up to the role she has played in building Penn State.
Here is a great article that, I think, exactly highlights how Joe's and Sue's partnership worked.
Two things: (1) For those of us who are married/in a dedicated relationship or who will be, this is a great template for a partnership. (2) In many cases, a surviving spouse gets attention for just a few months before we move on to other things. We MUST continue to honor SuePa, both for her own sake and because Joe expects us to look after her. In the coming months, BSD needs to declare a "Sue Paterno Day" and we must send cards or other remembrances to her. She needs us, and, more importantly, we need her.