Susan Gilbert Bryan

November 16, 1951April 21, 2018

Susan Gilbert Bryan, died peacefully on April 21, 2018 in Pompano Beach, Florida, where she lived with her sister, Linda. All who knew her marveled at how kind Susan was. While Susan had a successful career in advertising, owning her own company and having been a past Governor of the Miami chapter of the American Advertising Federation, her proudest accomplishment was raising her daughter Vanessa. Susan was a true Miami native, having graduated from Miami Beach High in 1969 and University of Florida in 1973. She was passionate about politics and outspoken about her progressive opinions and the status of today's world. Susan had great appreciation for her Jewish heritage, sending her daughter Vanessa to school at Beth David Temple, close to her Grove Isle apartment in Coconut Grove. Susan was determined to make the world a better place, and spent time working for non-profit organizations such as Dress for Success. This organization was a perfect fit for Susan who had a natural knack for style. Susan was routinely dressed to the nines, and was formally named "Best Dressed Woman" in the early 1990's. Susan described herself as "Intense, dramatic, outgoing, peaceful, full of love for people, very political, social, and seeking inner harmony as well as outer peace." She routinely sent warm wishes to friends and loved ones over the phone and especially Facebook. She is survived by her daughter Vanessa Gilbert Bryan and her sister Linda Gilbert. Services will be held at Lakeside Memorial, located at 10301 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33172 on April 25, 2018 at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Tina Dailey Foundation at


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Susan Gilbert Bryan

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Peggie Thorne

April 24, 2018

I have not seen Susan in 15 years, we lost touch. The Susan I knew was such a fun person who loved life. She loved music and loved to dance. I will always have fond memories of Susan.
God bless you.