In Memory

Susan M Trares (Miller) - Class Of 1967

Susan M Trares (Miller)

Susan Trares Miller

February 11, 1949 - June 4, 2024

Stabbed to death in her home on Brent Avenue in South Pasadena.

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06/08/24 08:47 AM #1    

Jack Schultz (1967)

Although I didn't know Susan well, she was always so sweet and nice in our interactions - including our visit at our 50th reunion.  That someone so lovely would meet such a tragic end is unimaginable.  She was one of the good ones!

06/08/24 12:32 PM #2    

Stephen Bauman (1967)

Another of my Holy Family/SoPas High classmates gone but in such a horrible way. I think Sue is the third of the Holy Family people to be lost in the past year; Rick McDonald, Sheron Williams and now Sue. In grammar school she was sweet. In high school she was sweet. I shared a table with Sue and others at the breakfast the morning after our 50th reunion and she was still sweet, such a loss.

06/08/24 12:52 PM #3    

Carol Elaine Sandberg (1967)

What a sad and shocking story! No, I didn't know Sue well, either, and i hadn't spoken to her in years, she was a nice person, though. I'm so sorry to hear about her meeting such a tragic end.

I remember going shoe shopping with her at Leed's year ago.





06/09/24 10:20 AM #4    

Annarose Danzi (Gatewood) (1967)

I've known Susan since my early years at Holy Family school. Through the years we shared birthdays, lunches with Chris Abrams -Daniel, exchanged Christmas gifts and walks through Huntington Library.  I could write a book about her generosity and kindness she gave to me, her family and friends not to mention hours spent with the reunion committee wanting our class to have an experience we would love. I will miss her tremendously but I will  never forget her.

06/10/24 02:13 PM #5    

Mary Jo McLean (Carmody) (1967)

ll: "South Pas Susan" joined our 7th Gr. Holy Family class. Sr. Ephrem told her my name. Susan, with her always radiant smile, came to the back of the room where I was and said :" Sr said that your name is Mary Jo. I already have a best friend Mary Jo so I'm going to call you "Josie": I smiled & said :what's your name? Susan Marie Trares. I said nice to have you join our class, Susan. My name is Mary Joanne McLean many in my clan call me Joannie. She laughed saying nope, you're Josie to me"!!!   I loved being with SoPas Susan & her Folks chatting.sharing stories.laughing.reading & SINGing. SoPas Susan also enjoyed being in our Mac home getting to know my "4 bothers". We shared a great sense of humour through out our years together.

One particular joy was being part of Mr. Barclay's "Faulkner Chorale". A small group of us SINGers met to rehearse afterschool. We all admired Mr. Albert Adams' pianistic abilties!!! Mr Adams also was a volunteer @ our City of SoPas Main Library.SoPas Susan & I enjoyed having him share his own many musical career stories there @ the  SP Library. SoPas Susan often got him to play various piano works of " George Gershwin" as Mr. Barclay assembled us. Our only Faulkner Chorale "Here We Come A'Caroling" Christmas Album is a special MUSICal & for me, HEALing memory of our times with our beloved SoPas Susan.

SoPas Susan&I both love(d) to sing. read. garden. play voleyball. tennis, and swim. Susan is SIMPLY THE BEST : Friend. Mum.Gma 1st Gson Bikram&wife made S a Great Gma.SoPas Susan raised&educated these 6 beloved Grandz. SoPasSusan took Paulie to Hawaii after he did well in 5th grade. SoPas Susan sent me a video of her Zip-Lining in Hawaii. A sadly awful heartbreak for SoPas Susan was her 3rd Gchild Paulie's unexpected death July of 2020.

Hopefully as each of us begins to heal from our cherished South Pas Susan's unimaginable death we might remember her coming across the RR tracks,heading down into Garfield Park with her Ever Radiant Smile & also,like me,singing with her. laughing with her. and hoping she's ZipLining with Paulie throughout Heaven!!!

May you Continue To Rest In Eternal Peace beloved Gal Pal South Pas Susan Marie.Love,Always,Josie :ll 

06/10/24 04:25 PM #6    

Christine Abrams (Daniel) (1967)

Dear Susan was the first friend I made the first day of Mddle School, new to the school. She has since remained a close and dear friend. I've enjoyed family dinners, shopping, restaurants, holidays, and taking early morning walks, talking on the phone for hours (Susan had a gift for conversation), or many times sitting in the 2 rocking chairs having our tea and I, of course loved that smaller rocker made for "short folk" like me you would say.
Susan was one of the kindest, caring, generous people I know. We enjoyed planning our class reunions.
Susan, your loved ones will not stop trying to find justi e for you so that you can rest in heavenly peace, and that will give us peace, too. Until we see each other again, keep dancing and singing in heaven.🙏❤️🌻❤️🙏

06/13/24 08:37 PM #7    

Chris Veir (Uebele) (1967)

I was lucky to have known Susan in high school. She sometimes ate lunch with us, she and I were in a number of classes together seventh period gym being one..Sue was always happy, always smiling lighting up those around her.

I recently had lunch with Sue, Annarose Danzie and Chris Abrams with with much laughter involved. I was looking forward to getting to know her again. Missed opportunity..

Rest in peace Susan. You were loved, admired and will be missed by all you touched. As someone else posted she was one of the "good ones".

06/14/24 10:06 AM #8    

Susan Rolens (Nurmi) (1967)

Dear, dear Susan this is such a tragedy and I'm beyond devastated this could happen to you. We have kept in touch over the years remembering old times in school and now we found we still have so much in common. I will so miss our chats.  I know heaven is happy to have a beautiful new angel. 

06/21/24 06:40 AM #9    

David Husner (1967)

Susan and I became homeroom buddies in Mr. Andrews 9th grade homeroom class. We sat 4 to a table, Susan sat opposite to me. Susan had perfect posture, a beautiful smile and those eyes that could talk to you. She was very smart, witty, kind and also loved to talk. Mr. Andrews was one of my worst teachers. It was dear sweet Susan that brightened each day in those 2 classes. There was something very special about Susan. Think about her often with the fondest of memories. I'm smiling now.



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