Ruth Sussman

 

 

Age: 46

 

Summary: New York State Supreme Court judge who organized and headed the state system's first Integrated Domestic Violence Court, where she continued conducting hearings under the Sex Offender Registration Act, known as Megan's Law, in State Supreme Court in Manhattan as she was being treated for her illness, who raised money toward a Sussman Family Fund for research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center that has contributed more than $500,000 to its breast cancer programs.

 

 

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

 

Born: 1959

 

Died: August 26, 2005

 

Location: New York City, New York