Susan Kiyoko Tomita
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Susan Kiyoko Tomita

Susan Kiyoko Tomita died on May 10, 2020 at age 74 of pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Susumu and Hiroko Tomita, sister Anne Ahuna and husband Clifford Barda. She is survived by her loving and devoted partner Gregory Piercy; son Jason Rabbitt-Tomita (Mizuho Goto) and their children Maximilian and Julian; brothers Neal Tomita (Cheryl Lippman), and Alan Tomita (Joyce); step-daughters Tamera Brockway, Jennifer Barda and Justine Barda; nieces and nephews Blaine Tomita, Karine De Lima, Mandy Yamamoto, and Rylan Tomita.

Gregory and Sue's incredible family members nurtured and entertained her over many months and the loving kindness provided by her close circle of friends comforted her tremendously. Sue, Gregory and family also wish to thank the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) medical team of Dr Stacy Cohen for their superior and sensitive care.

A memorial service is pending.

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Published in The Seattle Times on May 17, 2020.
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May 24, 2020
My deepest condolences to Sue's family and closest friends. I knew Sue as a social work colleague at Group Health, now Kaiser. Before that I knew of her reputation in the social work community as an outstanding social worker at Harborview. At Kaiser, I was impressed with the range and depth of her expertise, her calm and soft spoken manner, her kindness and humor. Sad.
Sue Eclipse
May 21, 2020
I remember Sue as a wonderful social worker. I think I spent an hour with her one day at the Northgate Group Health clinic, and I was so happy to have spent the hour with her. She understood the work so well, and although I was a seasoned social worker myself, she lent me her ear, and I can say she truly understood the art of social work. I wish I had more opportunity to spend more time with her. I am so sorry she has passed. My condolences to all of her family.
Linda Tatta
May 20, 2020
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Mary Quinn
May 19, 2020
We loved Sue and will miss her very much. Sending deepest condolences to her family. May her strength, kindness and wisdom be remembered and honored always.
Cindy Rock
Friend
May 19, 2020
My condolences goes out to Greg and Sues family. Oh, I will so miss Sue even though we didnt see each other often. It feels like a part of the sun went out. So very sad.
Peg Gerber
Friend
May 18, 2020
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May 17, 2020
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Margaret Neff
May 17, 2020
Sincere condolences to Sues family... this is sad news. I so admired Sue as a former Harborview colleague. She was a consummate social work professional and educator....smart, kind, and caring. It was a privilege to have worked with her.
Deborah Doane
Coworker
May 17, 2020
I am grateful to Susan for the kindness she showed my mother. I met her just once but that was enough to know what an extraordinary person she was. Rest in peace.
Junko Wong
Friend
May 17, 2020
We are so so lucky to have shared some short precious time with her and we will treasure fond memories of such a special person. Much live,
Alexandra Tomko
Family
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