Jacobs, GERI SUE STRAUS Our beloved Susie lost her valiant struggle with ovarian cancer on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. At the end, she was at home, surrounded by family and friends. Susie's courage and incredible will to live have been an inspiration to everyone who knew her, cared for her, and loved her. Susie was a successful attorney at Jacobs & Straus, with her husband Paul. She was an active member of Temple Beth El, serving as Vice President. Susie was the "Go To" mom, whether as Class Mom or Team Mother. Susie had many accomplishments in her 53 years of life, but her greatest accomplishment was the loving environment she created at home where she and Paul raised Kirby and Sam. Susie lived life to the fullest and fit 48 hours into every single day. Susie would never say "no", to a client, friend or family member and made everyone feel special and loved. Susie had a wonderful sense of humor, was kind-hearted and always took the side of the underdog. Susie graduated from Miami Beach High in 1978, from University of Texas in 1982 and the University of Miami School of Law in 1985. She is survived by her loving husband Paul, her adoring children Kirby and Sam, her parents Edie and Arnie Straus, in-laws, Bunny and Abe Jacobs, sister, Robin (the late Dr Richard Furlong), brother, Skip (Donna), sisters-in-law Melissa (Alan), Baren and Andrea (Jeff) Greenberg, nephews and nieces, Jeffrey, Colleen, Daniel, Morgan, Stephanie, Jolie, Sara, Nathaniel, Sophie, great-nephew Ethan, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Services and entombment will be held at Temple Beth El, 333 S.W. 4th Avenue, Boca Raton, on Thursday July 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Donations may be made in Susie's name to Temple Beth El. Arrangements by Gutterman Warheit 561 997 9900.
Published in Miami Herald on July 25, 2013