Sue Ruth Peltz

Sue Ruth Peltz

June 26, 1932 - July 17, 2011

Sue Ruth Peltz

June 26, 1932 - July 17, 2011


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.

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33 responses to Sue Ruth Peltz

  1. I knew Sue as Ruth. We were classmates at Lompoc High School, and I remember her most specially as the girl with the great personality! She wasn’t just fun to be with, she was a caring friend. Our class reunions won’t be the same without her.

  2. Dear Fred and family,
    Hearty Condolence! Sorry to hear about the dismissal of Sue. I have a sweet memory of my visit to Sue and Fred with Fr. Joe Miller and Sr. Mary Miller and our stay overnight in your house. Sweet memories of warm hospitality of Sue in accompaniment of Fred, Sue driving us to see the places around CA mission, making delicious meals and enjoying, and the breath taking view of CA from their house, everything is still alive in me. Thanks for everything. I keep you all in my prayers. I pray that Sue may experience the eternal bliss with the Father in Heaven.

    Sr. Molly Mathew
    Holy Spirit Hospital
    Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri East
    Mumbai 400 093 India

  3. Sue Cole says:

    I talked with Ruth “Sue” about the time she began Hospice–so understood time was fleeting for her–we had such a grand time last Sept. at our 60th class reunion and even then she knew the disease had returned–but had a wonderful positive attitude. I know there is grief and sorrow but the Lord will fill your hearts and minds in the days to come to help you through this valley. God bless you.

  4. Such a beautiful person, inside and out. I will never forget how kind and loving she was to me and my kids.

  5. Susie was one of my best friends from first grade through eighth.
    She was great fun. I especially remember a LONG evening of trick or treating which ended up with our goodies spilled on the floor in her parents’ home- while we divided and shared our loot.

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