PELTZ, Sue Ruth After a courageous struggle with cancer Sue passed away July 17, 2011, at her home in San Clemente, Calif. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Fred R. Peltz; five children — James Peltz, Thomas Deborah Peltz, Joan Chuck Gonzalez, Fred W. Tamara Peltz and Christine Victor Sandoval , and six grandchildren ? Tony Gonzalez, David Peltz, Ian Peltz, Stephen Peltz, Alec Sandoval and Toby Sandoval. Sue’s predeceased family members include her parents Peter and Edith Romano, brothers Peter Romano and Bert Romano, and sister Virginia Homsher.
Born on June 26, 1932, in Kalamazoo, Mich., Sue lived in Kalamazoo until her family moved to Lompoc, Calif., when she was 13. After high school she attended San Jose State where she met Fred R. Peltz and they married Nov. 22, 1952, eventually settling in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1957 and later in Riverside, Calif., in 1962, to raise their family. In 1978, Sue began her long association working with the Society of the Divine Word Western Province, first at the Divine Word Retreat Center in Riverside and then with the Provincial’s office. She and Fred retired to San Clemente in 1993.
Sue was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt who was active in the San Clemente Friends of the Library and Our Lady of Fatima Church in San Clemente and St. Edwards Church in Dana Point. She enjoyed playing bridge, hitting the slots and giving advice. Sue also treasured attending her high school reunions; she attended her 60th reunion last year.
Per Sue’s wishes, in lieu of flowers or donations please hug someone special in your life and spread your love. A memorial Mass to celebrate her life will be held Monday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, Calif., 92629. A memorial Mass to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at Divine Word Retreat Center, 11316 Cypress Ave., Riverside, Calif., 92505 followed by a private interment at Riverside National Cemetery.