Richard C. Sussman

May 28, 1949 - October 9, 2015
Temple Beth El
10001 Columbia Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-934-9600 | Map
Thursday 10/15, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Temple Beth El
10001 Columbia Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-934-9600 | Map
Thursday 10/15, 10:30 am
Elmwood Cemetery
1413 169th Street
Hammond, Indiana 46324
219-844-7077 | Map
Thursday 10/15, 12:00 pm

Richard C. Sussman, 66, of Munster, IN passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Pamela; daughter, Lilly (Mark) Overbeck; son, Elliott Sussman; grandson, Brooks Overbeck; mother, Sara Sussman; sisters, Diane (John) Arch and Lynn (Yitzchak) Alster; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded inContinue Reading

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Tammy Smith left a message on October 24, 2015:
Pam & family,What a wonderful lifetime of memories you have had with Richard! He and you were so gracious welcoming me into your home when I stayed for your art retreats. I will never forget the generosity and artful times; eating Chicago pizza, listen to Richard's stories and music, going to the old time theater, riding in on a train & limousine to shop in Chicago, and being able to share with such a loving family devoted to their children and each other. These things will always remain. Know that you are not alone, let your friends and family comfort you. God works in mysterious ways but there is always a reason for things we don't understand. Pam, I suggest you make a special book, in memory of Richard.
Charles de Abreu Martins left a message on October 15, 2015:
On behalf of ArcelorMittal Brazil R&D Center I offer my condolences to Sussman’s family. Charles
Jonas Staudte (France) left a message on October 15, 2015:
I would like to express my sincere condolences to you, Dick’s family. When we started to create one global R&D, of the former Arcelor and Mittal labs, Dick was one of the driving forces to get us really together. He was very open-minded and started immediately to let us become direct colleagues. I appreciated a lot. I am very sad to learn about this terrible accident. I wish to you, family and friends from Dick, all the best; and happy moments after the grief, I think he would have liked it.
JM RUbianes left a message on October 15, 2015:
On behalf of Montataire Research Centre team (France), I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Sussman's family and their friends for this tragedy.
Debanshu Bhattacharya left a message on October 14, 2015:
I had the pleasure of working with Dick during all of the time he was at R&D of ArcelorMittal. We had many stimulating technical discussions. But what was interesting was the wide interest that Dick had in many other ttopics. We talked about films, travel, literature and music. Dick had vast knowledge in all of these areas. I really enjoyed all these discussions.When we went out for dinner, at his house or elsewhere with our families, it was always enjoyable. Dick ( and Pam) were wonderful hosts and made you feel so welcome. We will miss these get-togethers.Pam; I will be on a business trip on Thursday. So unfortunately I will not be able to attend the services. But please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at all times.
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Carlos Espina left a message on October 14, 2015:
All my condolences, from deep in my heart.I met Dick at the time we merge to create ArcelorMittal back in 2006. We spend a lot of time together.I admired his technical background, as his commitment to innovation. But moreover, I admired his simple human side.
Jacques Hoffmann left a message on October 14, 2015:
My most sincere condolences for the family! Dick was a real good friend and outstanding professionnal colleague I miss a lot.
Jo√£o Batista Ribeiro Martins left a message on October 14, 2015:
My condolences to the family.
Henri GUYON left a message on October 14, 2015:
Dear Mrs Sussman, I send you this message in my name as well as Antoine Moulin's and Thierry Iung's name. We are ArcelroMittal researchers in France and used to work a lot with Dick and developed a true professional friendship with him. Once, Antoine and me visited you and him at home and our sympathy were extended to you, we appreciated a lot Dick's and your's very simple, happy and friendly way of welcoming us. Now after this dramatic accident which took Dick away, we would like to express our deepest pain and sympathy to you and your family and want to assure you that we won't forget Dick who enriched our lives.With our best regards. Thierry, and Antoine and Henri
Ian O'Reilly left a message on October 14, 2015:
Dear Pam & Family: On behalf of the Hamilton Lab of ArcelorMittal in Canada I offer you our sincerest condolences on Dick's passing. Just recently I was reflecting on Dick's foresight in some of the programs he initiated across the AM Research group. Dick was fair and flexible in his dealings with the Hamilton lab and we greatly appreciated this and I believe he enjoyed his visits and work with us as well.Our very best wishes are with you at this difficult time,Sincerely, Ian O'Reilly
Jean-Michel Mataigne left a message on October 14, 2015:
I had the chance to meet Dick and work with him, together with somle other French colleagues. He was able to gather people from different cultures, trust them and make them act as a team. He will always be alive in my memory.
Jean-Paul Allemand left a message on October 14, 2015:
Please pass my condolences to Dick family from a french colleague of him. A very sad news; I really have appreciated to be in contact and to work with Dick within ArcelorMittal Global R&D. Jean-Paul
Sylvie Gindre left a message on October 14, 2015:
Dear Pam, Elliott and Lily,I express my condolence to all of his beloved family. I enjoyed very much the moments spent with Dick during his trips to Lorraine. Discussions we had about music, culture and travels were delightful.Warmest regards in these sad times.Sylvie Gindre
Allen Chan left a message on October 13, 2015:
Dick and I taught several professional courses together a dozen years ago. He was kind and thoughtful, and I shall miss him. Please accept my condolences.
Kish Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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