Susan Fitch Lo Giudice, 65, a 14-year resident of Oak Park, died on June 11, 2021, in Oak Park. Born in Bryan, Texas on Sept. 2, 1955 to the late David and Doris Fitch, she grew up in Denton, Texas and graduated from Denton High School in 1973. She attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1977 and received her degree in History. After college, she began teaching at Tide Haven High School in El Maton, Texas, then taught at Lamar High School in Rosenberg, Calhoun Middle School in Denton, Lake Dallas Middle School in Lake Dallas, and DeLay Middle School in Lewisville.

During her teaching career in Texas, she received her master’s degree in Special Education from Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She married Salvatore Lo Giudice in June of 1981 in Denton and moved to Oak Park in 2007 after she retired. She began volunteering at Ascension School in Oak Park where she taught religious classes. She was also a longtime volunteer at Chicago’s History Museum.

Susan is survived by Salvatore, her husband of 40 years; her sister, Cynthia Fitch; and her aunt, Sylvia Jenkins.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Church in Oak Park on Thursday, June 17 at 10 a.m. 

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to ALS Foundation ( or the Chicago History Museum ( are appreciated.

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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