Jean Sucku

Born: 07/12/1937 Passed:

Jean Sucku, age 83, passed away December 13, 2020. Born in China as Li Chin Tsui.  Boldly, she moved to Taiwan as a young adult, and met her future husband during the Vietnam War.  They moved to the United States and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a proud American citizen and avid Cleveland Indians fan.  She was a pro-bingo player, an eggroll-maker extraordinaire, and exceptional at making flower arrangements and knitting.

She leaves behind daughters, Linda (Richard) Kucinski of Westlake, Ohio, Cherie Hiironen of Grafton, Ohio, Michelle (Santo) Spatafora of Antioch, Illinois, and Wendy Lee of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Rikki, Alex, Brenna, Conner, Brooke, Chloe, Li Lian, Eloise, Tyler, Gianna, and Nicolo; one great-grandchild, Briella; as well as former husband and longtime friend, Douglas Sucku of Antioch, Illinois.

No services will be held at this time; we will announce services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Cleveland Food Bank at Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

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15 Tributes to Jean Sucku

  1. Sherry Gurkovich says:

    Loved this woman! Yes she made the best egg rolls around, I tried to make,but nobody could make them like Jean. Sad she left her family, cannot even gather to say goodbye . Love you Sucku’s😢❤️ Rest In Peace sweetie💐

    • Michelle says:

      Thank you Aunt Sherry. She meant the world to us. Your thoughts are appreciated. And the egg rolls will not be forgotten.

    • Michelle says:

      I have a lot of wonderful memories about Momma Sucku.
      She was a straight shooter and she always told you how it was all while puffing on her signature cigarettes. She would always want to feed you and if it was baseball season, the Indians were always on her TV. And, that damn mustache driving that car!! That’s my favorite momma Jean memory still to this day.
      She handmade scarves and insisted I took like 6 of them. These I will treasure.
      She was funny, kind, tough and loving all rolled up into one wonderful lady. She raised four wonderful daughters whom I love like my own sisters. I’m sure she is now up there flying with the angels.
      Healing hugs and prayers to my second family.
      May she Rest In Peace ❤️🙏🏻

    • Kathy Berish says:

      I remember your mom from Sts Philip & James. I worked at bingo with her and of course my kids (Chrissie & Joe) were friends with you.
      She was a very nice lady…bossy at the same time.
      Our prayers go out to you at this time.
      The Berish Family

      • Michelle says:

        You’re not wrong about her being bossy! I remember Joe and Chrissie well. Thank you Mrs. Berish for sharing a memory of my mom.

  2. Kevin Gurkovich says:

    Was my honor to have met Jean n got introduced into some Chinese culture. Knew the first time I met her she was someone unique. Loved her . My memories of her will always put a little smile on my face rest in peace

  3. Kevin McCarthy says:

    When I was a kid working at The Cleveland Zoo we would give peacock feathers to the pretty girls. I gave Mrs. Sucku a whole bouquet of them. She was beautiful inside and out. I didn’t hurt that she made THE BEST egg roles!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you so much for the memory. Pete and I remember the feathers and were just saying we would love to see you.

  4. Ellen Ciha - KeyBank says:

    Linda,
    Our Mother’s knew each other from working bingo for CCC. My mother would bring home your mother egg rolls ever once in a while and said that these were from Jean. They were the best!! I never knew that Jean was your mother, what a small world we live in. Who knows maybe are mothers are running the BINGO in heaven!!
    My prayers are with you and your family.

    • Linda Kucinski says:

      Ellen, it really is a small world. They probably are running that BINGO hall in the sky and I’m sure my mom is serving up eggrolls. Thank you for sharing that memory it has made my day.

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