Melanie Wroe
1950 - 2014
Melanie Wroe

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.
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The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss, but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying goodbye for now to someone we love. In quiet moments when the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and may the beauty of precious memories become your comfort. You are held in gentle thought and prayer.
Maria Lourdes "Deedee" Gabriel
December 5, 2014
On behalf of the Highline College RN Program, we are saddened by the loss of a friend and colleague who touched the lives of many who are still in nursing practice today. Her legacy lives on in a generation of RNs. Deepest Sympathy.
Teri Trillo
Highline College Nursing Program Coordinator
November 25, 2014
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