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Russel M. Sutton, 86, of Carlisle, PA, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at his residence. He was born December 8, 1935, In Carlisle to the late Clyde L. and Dorothy (Morrow) Sutton and was the widower of Judith Albright Sutton.
Russel earned his bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and master’s degree from the University of Shippensburg. He retired from the PA Department of Education where he was a supervisor of teacher’s certification. He taught biology at York Suburban High School. He also lectured for NASA telling the American space story. He served as an associate professor for Shippensburg University, Bloomsburg University, and Penn State Harrisburg. In retirement he worked as tip staff at Cumberland County Court House. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church for 71 years. He was a member of the Carlisle Exchange Club, founder of the Carlisle Dart League, charter member of the Cumberland County Honor Guard, and a scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a member of the Eagles AERIE 1299- Carlisle, AMVETS Post 274- Carlisle, VFW Post 477- Carlisle, American Legion Post 26- Dillsburg, Moose Family Center 761, Elks BPOE 578- Carlisle and the Carlisle Circle Club.
Surviving is his son, Brett Sutton (Darinda) of St. Augustine, Florida; daughter, Jody Sutton Lane (Dennis) of Cumming, Georgia; two grandchildren Nicholas (Lindsay) Lane and Zachary Lane; brother, Clyde Sutton (Cindy) of Carlisle; two nephews, a great niece and great nephew. Also surviving is his companion Daisy Knaub.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 3:00 PM in the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 with Rev. Jake Waybright officiating. A visitation will be held at 1:00 PM until time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Exchange Club of Carlisle, P.O. Box 1037, Carlisle, PA 17013, or the Wounded Warriors of PA, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. Visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.
I am very sad about the passing of 'one of a kind ' man ,
Russ Sutton! To Daisy & to
Russ' Family, I extend my deepest Sympathy .
Shelva (Spitz ) Walker
Shelva Walker Feb 20 2022 10:35 AM
Jody, Brett and family I offer my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. A great great man so supportive of our high school and community throughout his life.
Tony Owen Feb 15 2022 11:27 AM
Condolences to Russ's family and friends. Brett and Jody, our fathers were close cousins and because of that, I always thought of you as my "first" cousins even before I had others on the Morrow side. My earliest recollections of school include meeting you, Brett, for recess. So sorry for the loss of your father. He was instrumental in launching my teaching career. My condolences to all his family and friends, especially Cork, Cindy, and Daisy.
Lisa (Brehm) Yinger Feb 13 2022 12:34 PM
Old hell on wheels, I am so incredibly sorry to see this. What an amazing man who will be missed greatly. Sending so much love to Ms. Daisy and your family. You truly were one of a kind.
Kristina Feb 12 2022 8:48 PM
My sincere condolences to the Sutton family on the passing of 'cousin' Russ. I have many fond memories of gathering with my dad's cousins families (Russ & Judy, Brett & Jody, Cork & Cindy) at Bill & Evie's or at Aunt Dot's & Uncle Jake's homes. My most recent contact with Russ was at the memorial service for Uncle Vance Brehm, where Russ conducted a moving military tribute. My condolences also to his extended family and his companion Daisy. May happy memories of Russ comfort & sustain you during this difficult time of loss.
Wendy Brehm Wetherill Feb 12 2022 3:09 PM
We are very sorry to hear about Russ' passing. Barry fondly remembers Russ and playing on the dart team, Monk's Hoods. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with his entire family during this difficult time.
Barry & Adele Group Feb 12 2022 10:48 AM
Brother Brett. You were my best friend for 69 years. I will never forget our Crow years and many memories we built after. I will miss you but feel so fortunate to have shared so much of our lives together. Rest In Peace brother.
William Crawford Feb 12 2022 8:13 AM
Such a great man. Condolences to the extended Sutton family and Daisy. A great American who loved his country dearly and was always there for fellow veterans.
COL (Ret) Chuck Toomey, US Army Feb 12 2022 1:23 AM
I recall two favorite things 'bout Russ Sutton.
The first, you might think, is just nuttin'.
We played baseball with dice
Against Mr. Kern's advice
We survived, but 'twas really close-cuttin'.
Russ, Dutch, Dick and Bill were the players.
We played until those homeroom prayers
Came over the air
Making us aware
That we might be considered nay-sayers.
Then, lunchtime playing football with Russel,
We won (with some sophomores with muscle.)
The ref was Coach Millen
Who said he was willin'
To say that we won with our hustle.
For me, a real legend has passed.
I could not have felt worse, if asked.
So, Russ, be of cheer.
You're friends are still here,
Despite the rules to stay masked.
George (Dutch) Speidel '53
George (Dutch) Speidel Feb 10 2022 11:31 AM
Jody and Dennis, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have such great memories playing darts and just hanging out with your family in your basement during those high school years. I won't be around this weekend but please know that I am thinking of your family in these difficult days.
Rich Love Feb 10 2022 8:54 AM