On May 18, Freda S. Sussman (née Sacki) at 95. She is survived by children Rabbi Lance J. (Liz) Sussman and Marcelle Sussman Fischler; sisters-in-law Sandy Sacki and Belle Sussman; grandchildren Benjamin (Kelly) Sussman, Joshua (Sheri) Sussman, Micah Sussman, Judah Sussman, Chana Sussman, Steven (Raina) Fischler, Danny Fischler and Jeremy (Ilanit) Fischler; and great-grandchildren Sophie and Charlotte Sussman and Ryan, Quinn and Hannah Fischler. She was predeceased by husband Charles Sussman, brother Kurt L. Sacki and parents Max and Sophie Sacki. At 12, a refugee from Nazi Germany, she traveled to America by herself. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University, became an English teacher, ran a sewing threads business, worked her way up the volunteer ladder from sisterhood to president of Temple Oheb Shalom, worked into her 80s as a travel agent, traveled the world and for the last six years enjoyed the Florida sunshine.

Contributions may be sent to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 or Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027.


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