Melanie Wroe, age 63, died peacefully at her Mercer Island home on October 27th, 2014 from non-small cell lung cancer.
Born December 29th, 1950 in Fargo, North Dakota, Melanie graduated from North High School. She then went on to complete a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of North Dakota and a master's degree in nursing at the University of Washington. Melanie was the Director of Nursing Education at Highline Community College before she retired to raise her children.
Over her years, Melanie created a warm, loving family with her husband, Allen Sussman, and sons Zach and Sam. She was also an accomplished barbershop performer, judge, and coach on regional, national and international stages within the Sweet Adeline organization.
Melanie is survived by her husband Allen, sons Zach and Sam, sister Jan, and brother Steve. She is preceded in death by her mother Elizabeth, father Howard, and brother Mark.
A funeral is scheduled for 6:00 PM on November 16th at Benaroya Hall, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either the American Cancer Society
or Young Women in Harmony (a Sweet Adelines organization). Condolences can be sent to Allen Sussman.
Published by The Seattle Times on Nov. 16, 2014.