David Sussman


On Dec. 31, 2020, David Sussman died in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 89 from complications related to COVID-19. David, beloved husband, father and grandfather, is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Susanne (Greene); his children, Carol (Rick) Burdick, Ron (Fran) Sussman and Steve (Andrea) Sussman; and grandchildren Jake, Jordan, Hallie, Noah, Leah, Sophia

and Zachary. David was born on Aug. 14, 1931, in Columbus, Ohio.

After attending Ohio State University, he graduated in 1955 from Ohio Northern University with a degree in pharmaceutical science. He was a proud member of Rho Pi Phi pharmacy fraternity and Alpha Epislon Pi social fraternity. David enjoyed a lengthy career as a pharmacist working in retail pharmacies, hospitals and nursing homes.

In addition, David volunteered his time twice, relieving active military personnel on Israeli army bases. David married Susanne in 1956, and they truly spent the next almost 65 years as each other’s best friend. They raised their young children in Columbus, Ohio, before moving to Phoenix in 1972. In 2001, David and Susanne relocated to Palm Beach County, Florida, and then returned to the Phoenix area in 2017.

David was a devoted man who took great pride in his family. Judaism was an especially important aspect of his life, and he was very active in the synagogues he belonged to in Ohio, Arizona and Florida. The family asks that donations in memory of David be sent to the charity of your choice.

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