Susie

May 21, 1952 ~ August 1, 2020

Born in: San Francisco, California
Resided in: Redondo Beach, California

Susan “Susie” Alexander Lippert, a 60-year resident of Redondo Beach, CA, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Cedar Sinai Medical Center. Born in San Francisco, CA, Susie was 68 when she died.  Susie battled Amyloidosis, a rare disease similar to Multiple Myeloma, for the past 7 years. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, in Redondo Beach

Susie graduated from Beryl Heights Elementary School, Parras Middle School, and Redondo Union High School, all in Redondo Beach. She attended Santa Monica Community College before going to work as a temporary secretary at Computer Science Corp (Infonet).  At Computer Science, she had the opportunity to rise through the ranks and was a manager when she resigned to start a family.

Susie found her real calling when her children started school at St. James School.  She was a very active parent; being room parent, hands on art docent, and co-president of the parent’s association. After nearly 15 years of volunteering at the school, she was offered a part-time position in the school office, which she loved, working there 10 years until her illness forced her to retire.

Susie cherished her many St. James friends, as well as her Maria Ave. “extended family”. She also leaves behind so very many life-long friends.

Susie was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Mabel Alexander. She is survived by her husband, William; sons, Michael of Torrance, and Ryan (long term girlfriend, Lexi) of Redondo Beach, and many other extended family members.

Due to covid19, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amyloidosis Support Groups, 232 Orchard Drive, Wood Dale, IL 60191.

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  1. Holding thoughts of you close and letting memories warm my spirit as I travel with you. Please feel my love surrounding you.

  2. candle 1How dearly I will miss you, you are the kindest person I have had the pleasure of calling my friend. May God carry you close always. Love the Carleo’s

  3. candle 7Susie,

    You were such a kind person and an amazing friend. I will miss you terribly and our coffee dates and birthday dinners. You were taken from us way too soon. God bless you and your family.

  4. candle 7My Dearest & Sweetest Aunt Susie! Your presence will be missed by many! I will never forget the trip you took me on to California! Your love and generosity was apparent in all you did! Your beautiful bright light that you carried here on earth will surely shine bright in heaven!!

  5. candle 8Our sincere and heartfelt condolences for your loss. Susie was a kind and loving woman. She was always so warm and friendly to be around. Our thoughts and love are with you. Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  6. Susie:We never lived close but from the time you were born you were part of my life. So glad you came to Olympia. Bill and boys, there are those of us out there who you didn’t know, but still care. Peace, love and healing memories. Love Diane Sullivan Bailey

  7. candle 5Bill, my deepest sympathy to you and the boys. Losing a spouse is so difficult. Susie was my hero. She was always kind and fun to be around. I have such good memories of her visiting our family in Phoenix. She will be greatly missed. God bless and give you strength.
    Love, Shawn

  8. candle 6To Bill and Michael and Ryan – our hearts are with you. I remember Susie and Aunt Mabel visiting our family in NY in the 70’s- it was such a joyous time – my mother Mary (Betty) was so happy. We were lucky enough to see Susie a few more times even though we were far apart – we had such a great time with the Esko family at the reunion in the summer of 1986.
    Most of all I remember Susie’s smile and her joy. I was so happy to get her Christmas cards with pictures of you all.
    I hope she is with her beloved Mom Mabel and my Mom Betty looking over all of us.

  9. candle 4Susie,
    Although you weren’t “officially” my mother-in-law, I always saw you as such. You are the epitome of what a good woman should be: kind, intelligent, caring, funny, sweet…the list goes on. I’m happy I was able to say a proper goodbye and be there for not only you, but your family as well. I promise to be there for Bill, Ryan, and Michael whenever they need me. Every time I pick up a People magazine now, I’ll smile and think of you and how we used to talk about our favorite red carpet looks. Until we meet again, mom! <3

  10. candle 5Susie was about the most beautiful person I’ve ever been fortunate enough to to call my friend. I will miss her smiling face dearly and will never forget her. My heartfelt love and sympathies go out to Bill, Michael and Ryan as they move forward without her wonderful glow. R.I.P. dear friend 💖

  11. candle 5Susie was the most beautiful person I’ve ever been fortunate enough to call my friend. I will miss her smiling face dearly and will never ever forget her. My heartfelt love and condolences are with Bill, Michael and Ryan as as they move forward without her wonderful glow. R.I.P. dear friend 💖

    • candle 1Farewell beautiful lady, I miss you beyond description.
      You have been, throughout your illness, the same kind, thoughtful, sweet and generous friend as you were all those many years ago when we met in Johannesburg, and continued to be over many years. Your consideration never waned, your ability to care never wavered. You always took the time to consider thoughtfully, listen endlessly and respond with love and honesty.
      I am so thankful that you were in my life, with precious memories of times spent with my family in the ‘early days’. May god hold you gently in his hands.
      With all my love, the ‘OB’…and with all love from my family in England, and in Pittsburgh

  12. candle 2Aunt Susie was one if those uncommon and special people who made you feel seen. Her heart was accepting and full of love, her words were insightful and kind, her smile was a bright light in the Universe. I hear her laugh in my mind and it brings me joy! She was the model of a genuinely good person and I will cherish having had her as a part of my life and family. And every time I see a white Toyota Sienna I will think of Susie who, after owning theirs for less than 24 hours, ran over a curb and nearly hit a stop sign… laughing at herself the whole time🤣

    Uncle Bill and cousins Michael and Ryan (and Lexi – looking forward to meeting you someday!), I am greatly pained that we can’t come down for Susie’s service. Please know that you are in our hearts and on our minds. We love you!

    – Heidi & Ami

  13. candle 1I will miss you, my dear friend. You were an amazing woman, a devoted wife and mother, a faithful member of St. James Church, and a wonderful friend and neighbor. Rest in peace.

    Keith, David, and I send our deepest condolences to Bill, Michael, and Ryan. They are in our prayers.

  14. candle 4My dear friend Susie,
    I will miss your smiling face. You are the most loving ,generous, funny and amazing person to have crossed my path in the 40 plus years I have known you.
    We shared a lot of special memories. Bill, Michael, and Ryan your wife and mom will be surely missed. May she rest in peace. Our deepest condolences and prayers.

    John and Charlie

  15. candle 4I remember when Susie moved to our neighborhood. She was eight years old; my sister, Katie, was seven. They became best friends, and in a way they were guardians for each other as they spent a long run of years of wonderful and virtuous times together. Later, Susie married my brother, Bill. During this past decade of challenge and medical hardship, Bill was with her every inch of the way – advocating, researching, ensuring that Susie had the best doctors available, dealing with insurance companies, hospitals and other bureaucracies, and thoughtfully understanding and supporting what she could and could not be reasonably expected to do. I witnessed Susie’s courage and level-headed acceptance throughout as she fought the battle of life again and again, smiling each time as she took the necessary next indicated step. She met life on life’s terms, never with complaint. She remained interested first and foremost in people, people that were loved, cherished and important to her. I believe she wrote stories of the people in her life on the paper of her mind, remaining devoted to others to the end, and leaving herself in the hearts of those dear to her. With a shattering body enduring waves of physical and emotional changes over the past ten years, Susie emerged, blossomed and maintained a generosity of spirit and solidity of voice that continued to be reflective of a melodious and vital soul. Now, in the pride and peace of heaven, she is rejoicing, spending her journey away from this world’s suffering and brutality. In the sad eyes of her friends and loved ones, she is still alive and still with each of them. How could she not?!

  16. So sorry for your loss. I am sure Susie is looking down and smiling her beautiful smile down on her loving family, and holding them close. Prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Condolences, Matt & Suzy Cook

  17. I can’t say it more beautifully than Heidi did. I so loved Aunt Susie, and am so keenly feeling this loss. She gave the best hugs, the best advice (about everything from how to fix a broken nail to how to support a child who was struggling), and she was always there to share in life’s joyous moments. While I will always miss those great hugs, the sound of her laughter, and her gentle, accepting presence, I can still feel the warmth of her intangible embrace. Her legacy of love and kindness lives on in all of us who had the great honor of being a part of her life.

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