Susan Bianchi

Former Enumclaw resident Susan Christine (Wood) Bianchi died Jan. 2, 2012, of a brain aneurism. She was 55.

She was born Jan. 17, 1956, and attended Enumclaw High School, graduating in 1975. Following graduation, she moved to Golden, Colo., where she married Bob Strode. They had three children. She later married Chris Bianchi on May 1, 1989. They settled in Belleville, N.J., where they lived for more than 20 years. They had one child. She was employed by The Star-Ledger newspaper. She owned and operated two delivery circulation routes in Belleville and North Arlington, N.J. Susan loved the going to the beach, shopping and playing tennis and softball. She coached her childrens’ soccer teams for many years.

She is survived by husband Chris Bianchi of New Jersey; daughter Mandy Still of Ohio; sons Kevin Strode of Texas and Brett Bianchi of New Jersey; sisters Mary Cunningham of Buckley, Becky Elder of Enumclaw and Cindy Wood of Arizona; brothers David Wood of Auburn, Wash., and Dan Wood of Lacey, Wash.; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by daughter Shana Strode, father Francis Wood and mother MaryJane Wood.

Her funeral took place Jan. 5, 2012, in Kearny, N.J., on Jan. 5, 2012.

Memorials are suggested to the Enumclaw Food Bank.

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