Susan Jane Carew passed away in the hospital in Chandler, Arizona on July 19, 2023. She was born on Christmas Day, 1946 in San Francisco, California to Thomas Carew Sr. and Alice Carew. She was preceded in death by both parents and her sister Kathleen. Susan attended Star of the Sea Grammer School and Star of the Sea Academy, graduating in 1964. She started her 35-year career at the Bank of America in 1968 and retired in 2003, achieving the position of Vice President.
Sue started her career when banking was in transition due to computer technology. She was involved in implementing new programs and services, including Interstate Banking and ATMs. During her career she was assigned to many projects that required travel throughout the United States and Hong Kong, an opportunity that she thoroughly enjoyed.
Sue retired and moved to Sun Lakes, Arizona, remaining very active, doing contract work for Wells Fargo for 8 years. Susan also became active in her community, serving as the HOA Treasurer and recently on the Election Committee. Sue made many friends there among neighbors and participants of many social activities. She loved meeting friends for pool exercise and lunch. Her biggest passion was Monday Night Trivia with her fellow teammates, The Hot Dogs. To honor their friend Susan, The Hot Dogs gathered at the Sun Lakes Community Center and held the Susan Carew Trivia Tribute, wherein Sue was the subject of the trivia questions. When asked what Sue’s finest personal quality was, the answers included: her kindness and calmness, her intelligence and wit, her independence and endurance, all correct answers. And they all commented on simply enjoying conversations with her.
Sue’s family would like to acknowledge the professional and loving care Sue received from the staff at Fresenius Medical Center during her years of dialysis treatment. A very special debt of gratitude is owed to Ali Trevino, who volunteered to stay with Sue while she was rehabilitating at home from recent bone fractures. They quickly developed a close and affectionate bond.
Susan is survived by her beloved brothers: Tom (Michele) of Granbury, TX; Paul (Meg) of Seattle, WA; Jerry (Lupe) of Santa Rosa, CA, and Jim (Laurie) of Queen Creek, AZ. She is also survived by her beloved nephews and nieces: James Jr. (Lacey) of Marysville, WA; Chelsea Baldwin (Zac) of Queen Creek, AZ; David of Seattle, WA, and Anni of Bellingham, WA. Sue would also want everyone to know how much she loved Jack, son of Zac and Chelsea, and Madeline, daughter of James and Lacey. Sue was a loving sister and aunt, and her family will miss her greatly.
A Memorial was attended by family and Susan’s dear friends at her Sun Lakes Community Center.
Donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital preferred.