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Sue Ellen Desmond Kandel


1938 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Sue Ellen Desmond Kandel Obituary
January 28, 1938 - November 30, 2016 Sue Ellen Desmond Kandel passed away peacefully at Cedars-Sinai at the age of 78. Nee Rittenberg, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ed. She is survived by her son Glen Desmond and her daughter, Marjorie Desmond (Frank Cappuccio), granddaughter Melodie Kamdem (Jacques) and great-granddaughter Eva. Sue was a native of Brooklyn, New York, but made LA her home in 1964. She raised her children as a devoted single mother and also managed to graduate from Pacific Oaks College. She became a teacher and then began her own business selling educational supplies. Sue was a "problem solver" for all, and many wonderful people consider her as a best friend. She enjoyed being a docent at the Marion Davies Beach House. She was appreciated in her book club and her Futures Group. She had fun playing Mah Jong and she always loved word games. She traveled extensively with her late husband Ed, discovering art, food, culture and crafts around the world. She loved her family and friends endlessly. She deplored injustice and supported many charitable organizations. She is sorely missed by so many Services will be held at Hillside Memorial at 1:00 PM on 12/8/16. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tower Cancer Research Foundation at towercancer.org.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2016
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