Sue Fox Lovitz, 87, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2020 after a lengthy struggle with dementia. Susan was born to Joelle and Vernon Fox on October 18, 1932 in Highland Park, Illinois.
Sue was blessed with creative flare, a beautiful singing voice and a passion for performing. Beryl first saw her on stage at H. Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans and in 1955 they were married. Returning to the Chicago area, Sue’s theatrical successes included Eliza in “My Fair Lady,” Anna in “The King and I,” and Mother Superior in “The Sound of Music.” She thrilled family and friends throughout her life with her rendition of “Climb Every Mountain.”
After Highland Park, Sue and Beryl lived in Ft. Lauderdale. Florida, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Rancho Mirage, California making many wonderful, devoted, life-long friends everywhere she went. Sue’s gift for performing and creating shows was matched only by her love and appreciation for Southwest art and culture, curating her own art gallery in Florida and eventually prompting she and Beryl to move to their beloved Santa Fe.
Sue is survived by her husband, Dr. Beryl Lovitz, her son, Bob Lovitz (Laura Mellick), daughter, Diane (David) Kahn, grandchildren Daniel Kahn, Emily (Michael) Cohen, Abigail Kahn, Ben Lovitz and David Lovitz, her sister, Rosalind Solomon as well as her precious dog, Jolie.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Maria Figueroa, Aurore Nightingayle, the exceptional staff at Brighton Hospice of Portland Oregon and the dedicated caregivers at Touchmark Portland for their loving care during her difficult illness. The light and music of Sue Lovitz will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.
Contributions may be made to Palm Desert Alzheimer’s Association, 74020 Allessandro Drive, Suite A, Palm Dessert, CA 92260, or on line at www.alz.org.
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