Celebration of life January 25th for West Seattleite Sue Scharff

January 17, 2014 at 10:34 am | In Obituaries, West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 8 Comments

Family and friends will gather one week from tomorrow to celebrate the life of Sue Scharff, gone too soon at just 50, and they want to make sure everyone touched by her knows about the event:

Sue succumbed to ovarian cancer on December 16, 2013, at home, surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother Audrey Scharff and sister Beth Scharff. She is survived by her father Sam Scharff; son Jeremy Kim; granddaughter Miranda; ex-husband Kimin Kim; and nieces and nephews. Sue was a masseuse in West Seattle, where she lived for the past 9 years. She enjoyed many activities ranging from riding her motorcycle Thelma, walking along Alki, exploring Schmitz Park and Camp Long, but her heart belonged in Bridgeport, Washington, helping out at Rama Farms.

We will all miss Sue’s wonderful smile, her great life advice, her compassion for those of less advantage, and her big caring, giving heart. She was a wonderful Mother and Friend who could take any situation and find a peaceful solution. She selflessly volunteered her own body in research for ovarian cancer in the hopes of helping someone else.

We will hold a Celebration of Life for Sue at the West Seattle Eagles on Saturday, January 25th, at 1 pm. Come and enjoy time with friends and family as we share stories of the short but beautiful life Sue led.

8 Comments

  1. Sue had amazing hands as a masseuse. She talked of her son and those amazing activities she loved. Even Thelma. My thoughts go out to the family.

    Comment by Julie — 1:10 pm January 17, 2014 #

  2. Condolences to Ms Scharff’s family and friends…

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 3:00 pm January 17, 2014 #

  3. Rest In Peace Sue,
    I was fortunate enough to know Sue and can attest to her strength of character and can say she truly influenced my life at a critical time.
    West Seattle and the world is a lesser place without her gracing our presence…she will be sorely missed

    Comment by Sean — 4:30 pm January 17, 2014 #

  4. Sue was my best friend. She was a wonderful person that I miss more and more each and everyday. Thank you WS Blog for posting this so quickly! Everyone is welcome to attend the Celebration of Life. It is open to everyone that loved Sue. The even is on her page- feel free to invite yourself and anyone that would like to come.

    Comment by Sunshine — 12:03 pm January 18, 2014 #

  5. Sue’s smile and positive energy always brightened my day. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

    Comment by Susan Mueller — 3:07 pm January 19, 2014 #

  6. I will remember so many things about Sue. But what I will remember most was that she was an advocate for change, an advocate for those who didn’t have a voice or even a face in our society, an advocate for compassion and understanding, for what was right and fair. I will remember that she stood up when she could have sat down, and she chose to have a life even as this disease raged on. She had courage. She had conviction. She had hope and love. May she rest in peace always.

    Comment by Kristi — 6:11 pm January 19, 2014 #

  7. Sue was a smart lady with the courage to model compassion. I miss Sue’s big heart, the love she had for “baby girl,” her family. My love and encouragement to you all.

    Comment by MT — 9:25 pm January 19, 2014 #

  8. Sue chose to ignore the short straw she knew she had drawn and instead focus on those around her to cheer and encourage them through their troubles. Even when she was upset or indignant she would end our conversations on the bright side. I cannot express how much I will miss the bit of sunshine she left in my heart every time I ran into her. Thanks for the blessing of knowing you Sue, safe travels.

    Comment by Eric Rabinowitz — 11:51 pm January 24, 2014 #

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