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August 4, 1924 - January 1, 2018
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Susi Topf, 93 of Fountain Valley and West Los Angeles passed on January 1, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Sunday, January 7th at Hillside Memorial Park. The Celebration of Life will be held at Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside at 3 pm for Lunch and Dessert. Susi was born in Kassel, Germany and survived the Holocaust by relocating with her family to Sosua, in the Dominican Republic. There she met the love of her life and to-be husband Elie Topf. They were married over 60 years, until Elie’s passing, and had beloved children Sonja and Leslie. The family relocated to Southern California where she lived for the rest of her life, with about 30 years in Los Angeles and 15 in Orange County. While living in LA, Susi was a schoolteacher and owner of a daycare for about 20 years, she loved working with children and brought the same passion for them to her role as a Grandmother (known as Oma) and Great-Grandmother. Susi was invested in the lives of everyone around her and will be remembered for her gracious hospitality, compassion, acceptance of all, and maybe more than anything her tremendous baking. Susi is preceded by husband Elie, sisters Helga and Lilo, and son-in-law Alan. She will be survived by daughters Sonja Burian and Leslie Topf, grandchildren Tanja Burian-Hofer, Simone Burian-Borsky, Alina Topf, Jordan Thaler, and Allegra Thaler; great-grandchildren Bibiane, Elias, Severin and Miriam. She will also be survived by her nieces and nephews, sister-in-laws, brother-in-law and many beloved cousins and friends.