In Memorial


Steven E. Suson D.C.

Date of Death: September 3rd, 2020
14 in Elul 5780


Photo By  : Dr. Steven E. Suson, born December 18, 1956, who spent his early years growing up in Highland Park and then in Barrington Hills, passed away September 3, 2020 at age 63 from complications of a brain tumor first diagnosed in 1997. Originally told by doctors that he had just one year to live, Steven beat all the odds and was the longest surviving brain tumor patient ever seen at Northwestern Hospital, living 23 years after his diagnosis.

Steve was the son of the late Morris Suson, a prominent Chicago area real estate developer, and the late Sharon Suson, co-Founder of Wedding Belles of Barrington Illinois. Steven was the eldest of five siblings: David Suson of Texas, Leslie Suson of Georgia, Jodi Suson of Illinois, and Gary Marlon Suson of New York.

Steven was the proud and loving father to his beautiful daughter Brittany, a teacher in the Chicago area. Steven also loved his niece and nephews very much — Jordan Suson-Mrak (age 19), Joshua Suson-Mrak (age 22), Brian Suson (age 25), and Mitchel Suson (age 27)—who all put a smile on his face and brought him great joy. Steven loved his cousins Nanette Machleit, Robert Aye, and Randy Aye very much, and his late Aunt Dee always made him laugh. Steven loved dogs to no end and always reminisced about his childhood dogs, Duke and Waldo.

Steven graduated from Barrington High School, went to Arizona State University and while running his own gym “Body Max” in Chicago — received his Doctorate of Chiropractic at National College in Lombard, Illinois.

Steven was a talented and compassionate Chiropractor who had a successful practice on Chicago’s Gold Coast for many years. Steve cared for and treated many patients, including players on the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs, and even actor Bruce Willis when he was in town filming. He also was a huge Arnold Schwarzenegger fan and saw all of his movies multiple times. In addition to being an amazing Chiropractor, Steve was a Landmark Education Graduate and SELP Leader and he is remembered by many for his leadership skills and for supporting others in their personal leadership growth.

Steven was an avid sports fan. He most loved watching Michael Jordan’s Bulls but was also a devoted Chicago Blackhawks fan. Steve was a great athlete and loved bodybuilding, swimming and running. Steve, whose father Morris Suson built Blue Ribbon Stables in Northbrook, was an accomplished equestrian as a teenager, and especially loved western riding competitions such as barrel racing and horse reining. Steven was partial to his Chicago eateries — he loved Portillo’s Italian Beef and their chocolate cake, Walker’s Baked Apple Pancakes and Lou Malnati’s Pizza.

Steve fought through all his adversities and challenges with his signature laugh and magnetic smile, making many friends along the way. Steven never complained about his health issues and misfortunes, choosing instead to stay positive and be happy with what he had. Tough all the way to the end, Steven battled his illness until God called him home on September 3, 2020 at 7:50 pm. He was very loved and will be terribly missed.

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, September 9th at 12:00 pm
Service Location: Private Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May His Memory Be A Blessing.

You are invited as a guest to the Viewneral™ Funeral Service for Steven E. Suson, D.C..

Funeral service was held Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand RoadArlington Heights

Shiva Information

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25130 N. Cayuga Trail
Lake Barrington, IL. 60010

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September 7th, 2020

In healthier and happier days. Michael Sachs

In healthier and happier days.

~Michael Sachs
~Close friend, Hollywood

September 6th, 2020

Steve was like a brother to me and I like the same to him. I knew him to be kind, compassionate, and an amazing healer always supportive of others with love. It is a horrible irony that somebody like Steve who never smoked, never drank, never did drugs and took care of his body in every way possible should come down with a fatal disease. I was there the day his doctor came into his hospital room and explained that somewhere in his history he inherited a gene that said cancer cells would grow in his brain at age 38. That was a hard day . I am glad he is not suffering anymore. He deserved so much more and his memory shall be a blessing to everyone who knew him. He took me out of pain for life and did the same for so many others.

~Michael Sachs
~Close friend, Florida


Yahrzeit Dates For Steven E. Suson D.C.

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
14th of Elul 57818/22/2021
14th of Elul 57829/10/2022
14th of Elul 57838/31/2023
14th of Elul 57849/17/2024
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