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Richard Sussman of Palm Beach, Florida and Lenox, MA died on May 8, 2018 at the tender age of 94. His beloved wife of 54 years, Lois (Pasternak) Sussman, passed away in May, 1999. Richard is survived by his adored children, Steven Sussman and his wife, Ilene, and Ellen Meyers and her husband, David. Richard was the loving grandfather of Jennifer Sussman, Lori Gandy, and Eric Tashlin, and the great-grandfather of Liam and Samantha Gandy and beloved uncle to several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Mrs. Barbara Andrews, who was the second great love of his life. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Sol and Sarah Sussman and two brothers, Herb Sheldon and Irving Sussman.

Richard was born in Brooklyn, NY and left NYU to enlist in the Army Air Corps, having had his pilot's license since the age of 16. After leaving the service, he entered his family's textile business and later owned Richard Sussman Yarn Co. of NYC until his 1988 retirement. Richard then found his great passion in charitable work. Among his many charitable interests, he was a founding member of the Quantum Foundation of Palm Beach and served many years as Chairman of the Grants Committee. A member and supporter of synagogues in Florida, Massachusetts and New York, he also enjoyed dancing, cruising, driving the back roads of the Berkshires and time with friends and family. Richard will be remembered for his marvelous sense of humor, his charitableness and his strong love of family.

Funeral Services were held in Florida on May 11th. If desired, donations in Richard's memory may be made to Quantum House, 987 45th Street, W. Palm Beach, FL 33407 or the .
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 15, 2018
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