Susan Marie Wise

September 12, 1963May 1, 2019

Susan Marie Wise, age 55 of Fairview Park, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019, while residing at the Woodlands in Ravenna.

She was born September 12, 1963, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Wayne H. and Rita M. (Gowdy) Wise. Susan grew up attending Immaculate Conception Church and school. She later graduated from Ravenna High School and the University of Akron, with a BS in Accounting. She was the owner of Susan Wise and Associates, a tax and accounting firm in Fairview Park. Susan was an avid Cleveland Browns and Notre Dame football fan.

Susan is survived by her parents Wayne and Rita Wise, her brother Michael (Yvonne) Wise, her sister Diane Tyo, and her nieces and nephews: Leslie (DJ) Bilby, Justin (Christina) Wise, Noelle (Jared) Fucci, and Shaun (Dee) Tyo.

Susan was preceded in death by her grandparents Justine and Edwin Gowdy and Howard and Gladys Wise.

Friends and family will be received Friday, May 3, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church, 409 W. Main St., Ravenna. Interment will follow at Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.

Condolences and memories may be shared at The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Western Reserve Hospice and the staff of the Woodlands. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Immaculate Conception Church.


  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 4, 2019


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Karen Bolles

May 3, 2019

I worked with Susan at Kanner, Wapnick, Fialko in downtown Cleveland many years ago. One of the sweetest, most genuine people I've ever known. Rest in peace sweet lady.

Sherri Waller

May 3, 2019

I took a job in downtown Cleveland in 1992, and had the pleasure of working with Susan. She was kind to me and helped me adjust to my new job. She and I got to talking and realized we knew a lot of the same people from her hometown Ravenna. I did not grow up in the Portage County area, but became a citizen in 1982. About a year later after taking my job in Cleveland, I ended up moving back to Kent and have not left since. I will never forgot Susan, and I am sad to see she has passed. I am however, proud to see she had her own firm in Fairview Park. My sincerest condolences to the Wise Family. RIP Miss Susan.