Sue Muscatel
Sue Muscatel

Obituary in Seattle Times

Sue V. MUSCATEL Sue V. Muscatel, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2010. Born to Perla and Avraham Varon in Seattle on January 22, 1925, Sue is survived by her daughter Lynda Horowitz (Don), Sister Marge Wood, sister-in-law Becky Varon, daughter-in-law Debbie Muscatel, granddaughter Samantha Searles (Trapper) and grandson Taylor Muscatel. She was preceded in death by her husband Sam Muscatel, brothers Frank Varon, Ben Varon and Mike Varon, sister Fortuna Lightner and sons Alan Muscatel and Steve Muscatel. Sue was a longtime supporter of the Ryther Childcare Center, and member of the Sephardic Bikur Holim sisterhood and Herzl-Ner Tamid sisterhood. All who were lucky enough to know Sue know that her door, her refrigerator, and her smile were always open. She had a passion for helping people, especially young people, who were vulnerable, victimized or less fortunate, and welcomed people of very diverse backgrounds and qualities into her home and her life with open arms, respect, and an energy of love, encouragement and support. She was extremely generous with her food, her resources, and herself. Sue loved music, especially opera, and good show and popular music. She was equally thrilled by Pavarotti, Bocelli, and Sinatra. She greatly enjoyed travel, cooking (amazing desayunos), and sharing time and having fun with friends and family, and those she could help. She had no airs, and was very well liked by just about everyone. Services will be held on Thursday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Sephardic Brotherhood Cemetery 1230 N. 167th, one block east of Aurora. Donations in Sue's name can be made to Childhaven, 316 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122-5325, and at

Eulogy for Sue Muscatel
Seattle, Washington

Son-in-law Don Frank Varon