Susan Frank Lippard
November 9, 2021

Visitation Information

November 12 2021 - 10:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue ( at Morewood), Pittsburgh 15213

Funeral Information

November 12 2021 - 11:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) Pittsburgh 15213

SUSAN FRANK LIPPARD: Age 77, of Point Breeze, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Beloved wife of Thomas Lippard; loving mother of Gregory (Ninka), Adam (Michael), Jed (Todd); grandmother of Max, Bryce, Owen, Abraham, and Ari; daughter of the late James A. and Ruth O. Frank; sister of James, Linda, and William. Married happily to Tom for 55 years, Susie lived life to the fullest, playing by her own rules, forging her own path, and dedicating herself unconditionally to the care of those she loved. A 1962 graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill, Susie never professed a knack for formal schooling; in fact, her true genius was self-taught. Whether curating her magazine-worthy backyard garden, whipping up gourmet home-cooked meals, planning epic family vacations, learning to transcribe Braille for the Greater Pittsburgh blind population, volunteering as the “Plant Lady” at the East End Co-Op, or taking up and ultimately excelling at golf in her forties, Susie was a winner at life. An ardent adventurer and cheerleader, she derived her greatest pleasure from being with and enhancing the lives of her children and grandchildren. In fact, in recent days, countless loved ones have referred to Susie as a "second mom," indeed her first calling. Despite contending with cancer for 32 years, she persevered without complaint and demonstrated an indefatigable zest for life until the very end.

Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood), on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11 AM. Visitation at Temple one hour prior to services (10 AM - 11 AM). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions can be made in her honor to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, the National Aviary, 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, or any other charity of a donor’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC.


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My thoughts and prayers are with you during these times. Susie will be missed. Sincerely, Kevin

By Kevin Keating - November 17, 2021

All of us here are sending love and hugs to all of your family .I am so very sorry for this huge loss. Susie always had a smile on her face and it was just such a delight to spend time with her. XO, Rosalyn

By Rosalyn Imerman - November 15, 2021

We are thinking of you all during this time and want to extend our deepest sympathies. Nancy Colen Dykhouse

By Nancy Colen Dykhouse - November 12, 2021

We are thinking of you all during this time and want to extend our deepest sympathies. Nancy Colen Dykhouse

By Nancy Colen Dykhouse - November 12, 2021

I want to express my sympathy to the Lippard family. I remember Tom's Father, Alvin, who was a jeweler and loved sports cars. Steve was the President of my high school fraternity when I was a student at Taylor Allderdice High School.

By Richard M. Gordon - November 11, 2021

Susie was a second mom to me for sure. Never judgmental, just nurturing of anyone’s talents. It was special to spend a little time when I lived in the Burgh as an adult.

By Michael Brillman - November 10, 2021

We love you dearly “Susu” and will honor your amazing life and generosity by striving to be our best selves, investing in our communities and loved ones and taking every adventurous path we can find much as you would. Your spirit stays with us always.

By Michael Burton - November 09, 2021