Funeral Details

Charles Eli Sussman

October 23, 1991 - June 3, 2024

All services are private

Memorial Contributions

Heintz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund
777 East Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 650
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
National Alliance on Mental Illness/Cook County North Suburban (NAMI CCNS)
8324 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Charles Eli Sussman, 32.

Beloved son of Nancy nee Goldstein and Ira Sussman. Loving brother of Joseph Sussman and Jane Sussman. Cherished grandson of Diana and Leonard Goldstein, the late Marion Loza and the late Harvey Sussman. Dear nephew of Laura (Carl Landgren) Goldstein, Susan (Jon Curtis) Goldstein and the late Robert Sussman.

Charlie was a larger than life human being living life through his great passions. He was a gifted writer, poet, and music aficionado. Above all, he was loyal to the core to his family and friends; and truly the most amazing son and brother. As so many remember him, One of One. Charlie will forever remain in our hearts.

Services are private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heintz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, 777 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 650, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, or call 734.764.6777 or to National Alliance on Mental Illness/Cook County North Suburban (NAMI CCNS), 8324 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077,

Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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The loss of Charlie in my personal life has been so heartbreaking. I worked with him and we slowly came to find a beautiful friendship between us. I’d text him in the morning asking if he wanted any coffee. We talked about life and we had the best banter. Charlie played a huge role in our work culture. He was always positive and supportive and always making jokes and creating a good vibe. We all loved him so naturally because his character was so genuine and polite and gentle. Charlie said things to me that will forever stay with me. He called me his twin. Or his twizzler. He told me that when he looked in the mirror he saw me. We spoke to each other without actually speaking. With just a glance or a smile we communicated and this was so special to us. I’m so grateful that I was able to meet Charlie. He gave me hope. He made me feel seen and understood and loved. He supported me and I supported him when life got hard or just in our creative endeavors. We loved being there for one another. I will forever miss my beautiful Charlie. I love him so much. I send you all so much love. Thank you for bringing Charlie into this world. He was truly so special. May he be at peace.

Melanie Sandoval
June 23, 2024