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Susan "Sue" Jane Gans



Gans, Susan “Sue” Jane, 78, of Bloomfield Hills, MI died peacefully in her home on Sunday, May 22, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Detroit, she was a resident of Bloomfield Hills since 1944. Susan is survived by David Gans and his wife Janet (Jonna) of Birmingham, Lisa Gans Goldberg of Bloomfield Hills; grandchildren, Jamie (Brandon Lefkowitz) Gans, Chad (Randell) Gans, Perry Goldberg, Ian Goldberg and Jolie Goldberg; sister-in-law, Gail Horwitz; niece, Julie Risdon Fiedor and her husband, Jack Fiedor of Wellington, Florida; nephew, Craig Risdon and his wife Kelly (Kern) Risdon of Jacksonville, Florida; great nieces and nephews; Amanda Larson, Christian Fiedor, Chad Fiedor, Emily Risdon and Kate Risdon and a host of treasured friends and her loving friend and caregiver, Lisa Saylor. She was predeceased in death by her adoring husband of forty-three years, Dr. Robert I. Gans, her parents, Margaret and Norman Richards, sister, Betty Richards Risdon, brother-in-law Charles Roland Risdon III, brother-in-law Ted M. Gans, brother-in-law Marvin Horwitz and sister-in-law Dottie Gans.

Susan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, a faithful friend and a successful businesswoman. She attended Ferris State University and started her career as an airline stewardess for Pan Am. She then ventured into the retail world as a handbag buyer for the J.L. Hudson Company. Susan spent many years as a successful commercial real estate broker in the Birmingham-Bloomfield Hills area. She finally found her passion when she embarked on a new career in 1996 in the health and beauty world when Geologix was born. Susan will be best remembered for her infectious laugh, determination, strength and her kind and caring heart.

A celebration of Susan’s life will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills. She will be laid to rest at Beth El Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Road., Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. The funeral will be broadcasted live at www.cccathome.org.

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