First Posted: 1/11/2012
Gary L. Sutton, 63, of Nicholson, died unexpectedly Monday, December 19, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia. His wife of 43 wonderful years is the former Cheryl Birtch. Born in Scranton, son of the late Donald A. Sutton and Frances V. Holgate Sutton, he was a graduate of the Abington Heights School District. He was employed by Charah Inc. Louisville, KY, designing many landfills across the United States. He was a member of the Waverly Masonic Lodge #301 F&AM. Gary was an avid outdoorsman, including camping and hunting. His number one joy in his life was spending time with his grandson, Ryan. Also surviving are a son, Heath J., Nicholson; a daughter, Gennifer L., Clarks Summit; a grandson, Ryan W. Buffington-Sutton, Clarks Summit; four brothers, Keith and his wife, Sue, Jackson; Donald and his wife, Carol, Forest City; Hayden and his wife, Florence, Clarks Summit; and Scott, and his wife, Elizabeth, Nicholson; and two sisters, Suzi Hatch and her husband, Michael, NH; and Becky Eckrote and her husband, Norman, Dalton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis and Glendon Sutton.