Susan Gayle ASH

May 20, 1939June 25, 2018

Susan Gayle Ash died in Kirkland, WA at the age of 79 on June 25, 2018.

Susan was born in View Ridge in Seattle on May 20, 1939 to Frances Sternoff and Nathan Ash, who predeceased her. She had an older brother, Stephen, who predeceased her in 1991.

Susan attended View Ridge Elementary School and Nathan Eckstein Junior High. She attended high school in Great Neck, NY where she lived with her parents and brother. Susan attended Wells College for one year and graduated from New York University. She had entry level jobs in the New York business world. In 1964, Frances, Stephen and Susan returned to Seattle after her father’s untimely death in 1957. Susan worked at bookkeeping and accounting jobs. In 1974, she married Roger Rotermund and they started Rotermund’s Glass Inc. Susan worked with Roger and was known around Seattle as the “first woman glazier.” After her divorce, Susan lived in Seattle. At her mother’s death, she inherited Coal Creek Shopping Village and had fun running it with the help of the folks, past and present, at JSH Properties, Inc.

In lieu of flowers, give to the charity of your choice or the Nathan and Stephen Choir Fund at Temple De Hirsch Sinai.

Arrangements through Butterworth Funeral Home-Arthur A. Wright. Graveside service at Hills of Eternity Cemetery at 3:00 PM on Monday, July 2nd.


  • Graveside Service Monday, July 2, 2018

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