Fred C. Sutton

  • Born: January 3, 1925
  • Died: January 7, 2012
  • Location: North Olmsted, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
Tel. (440) 842-7800

Tribute & Message From The Family

FRED C. SUTTON, DED, age 87 of North Olmsted died peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 7, 2012; He was the beloved husband of Clarissa (nee Hein) and the late Dorothy; loving father of Kathryn Olds (Jeffrey), James (Bethany), Richard and Scott (Anne); dear step-father of Robert Lane (Vickie), Stephen Lane, Phillip Lane and Eric Lane (Amy); grandfather of 6; brother of Paul (Doris) and the late Carl. Fred was born on January 3, 1925 in Minerva, Ohio. He served in the Army as an Infantry Medic during WWII. Fred attended several colleges and received his Doctorate in Education in 1961. He was employed as a counselor until 1963 and then moved to Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland as Dean of Technical Studies until his retirement in 1993. Following retirement, Fred taught part-time at Cuyahoga Community College and Baldwin Wallace in the Institute of Learning in Retirement until 2009. Memorials may be forwarded to Cuyahoga Community College Foundation (Technical Education), 700 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, 44115 and/or St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 6901 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129. Funeral services will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 6901 Ridge Road, Parma at 11a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Cremation by Busch Crematory. Private Inurnment at Brecksville Cemetery. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE RD., PARMA FROM 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. ON TUESDAY AND ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SERVICE AT ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Sutton. Fred Sutton was my first instructor at CCC when I started my education in Engineering Technology. What a great guy! He launch many careers in engineering and technology and to that I am most greatful.

Posted by Daniel Kocka - Cleveland, OH   January 20, 2012

My sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Sutton. It was a pleasure to get to know Dr. Sutton through the Encore Campus program at Tri-C. Our students and I will miss him.

Posted by Lori Rosenberg - Highland Hills, OH   January 11, 2012

Dr Sutton was one of the kindest individuals I have ever met. he was never too busy to stop what he was doing to say Hello or ask How You Were Doing. Very rare quality.

Posted by Leonard Strnad    January 11, 2012

Dr. Sutton was a great advisor, while I was attending CCC from 1983-1986. Anytime I had any issues or questions, I could go to Dr. Sutton, and he would always have a good solution. His passion for engineering kept me motived until I graduated through the mechanical engineering technology program.
He was truly a great mentor for me.
He is one of many balcony people, that has helped me, throught my working career. I am currently a project/design engineer, and still enjoy the engineering field. I remember he approved a co-op job duty, that allowed me not to have take a year-later class. Otherwise, I would have had to take the course, the following year, before being able to graduate.
He was a good motivator, for the engineering field. A field, I may not have entered, if I had not had his help and motivation.

Posted by Mark Longrich - middlefield, OH - Advisor at CCC from 1983-1986   January 11, 2012

Always good to see family together.

We love you all.

Jim, Beth, Andy and Amanda

Posted by Jim Sutton - Suwanee, GA - Son   January 10, 2012


You will always be with us. We love you always.

Jim, Beth, Andy, Amanda

Posted by Jim Sutton - Suwanee, GA - Son   January 10, 2012


Uncle Fred was a kind, gentle and intelligent man who reminded me of our father Paul! I always enjoyed visiting Ohio for family reunions and seeing my father and his younger brother Fred together, sharing their childhood memories. Uncle Fred will always be remembered. We love you, Uncle Fred!

Posted by Valerie Sutton - La Jolla, CA - neice   January 10, 2012

Uncle Fred will be remembered for his quiet, steady goodness. I will always have good memories of the visits at Grandpa's farm and his visits with my family in Florida. I would have liked to posted all the pictures but I guess this site will only take. I posted a picture of Uncle Fred with my boys when they were young elsewhere on this site.

Posted by Pamela Sutton - Pompano Beach, FL - Niece   January 10, 2012

My sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Sutton. I had the priviledge of knowing Dr. Sutton from my Tri-C days-1989-1992. He was a very nice person. Sincerely, Pam

Posted by A friend   January 09, 2012

The days of our years seventy years and if because of special mightiness they are eighty years. "Psalms 90:10. Please except my condolences of the loss of your very special loved one.

Posted by A friend   January 09, 2012

Fred was serving as Interim President of Metro Campus when I was employed by the college in 1970. We both continued teaching for many years after our retirements. His contributions should not be forgotten.

Posted by Mark Ludwig - Shaker Heights, OH   January 09, 2012

A very nice person and very devoted to his family, friends, and job.

May all of his family be very blessed and comforted during this time of sadness.

Posted by Stephen Kinford - Wadsworth, OH   January 09, 2012

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Fred with Pam's boys.