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William F. Suter

April 16, 1932 — May 7, 2022

William F. Suter

CHESHIRE – William Frederick Suter, 90, passed away May 7, 2022 at the Lutheran Home of Southbury.

Mr. Suter was born April 16, 1932, in Tarrytown, N.Y., the only child of the late Frederick Wilhelm and Violet (Marshall) Suter and grew up in North Tarrytown, now Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Bill graduated from North Tarrytown High School in 1950, and shortly after, joined the United States Navy, serving as a sonarman aboard the USS Rooks (DD804), during the Korean Conflict. In 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, Jean Gleason and in 1959, moved to Connecticut, where he was employed as a printer for many years. In 1965, at the age of 33, he entered college part-time, and graduated in 1972 from Southern Connecticut State College, and became an English teacher at Amity Junior High School (Bethany) until his retirement in 1992.

An amateur genealogist, he was a member of: The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, The Westchester County (N.Y.) Genealogical Society, The Connecticut Genealogical Society, The Society of Colonial Wars, The Military Order of the Loyal Legion, The St. Nicholas Society, The Huguenot Society of America, The Descendants of Lords of the Manor, The Descendants of Colonial Governors, The Crown of Charlemagne, The friends of St. George’s Chapel & Descendants of Knights of the Garter, and The Order of the Merovingian Dynasty.

In addition, Mr. Suter was a member of the Unitarian Society of New Haven, the Cheshire Kiwanis, the Cheshire Land Trust, the Cheshire Senior Center Scrabble Club, the Cheshire Historical Society, the Friends of Fort Nathan Hale, and the Swiss-American Association of Connecticut.

Before stenosis and arthritis made it impossible, Bill was an avid gardener and traveler.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Laura Corbo, and her husband Joseph, and his granddaughters, Sarah Rykowski Abelli, and her husband, Randy, and Hilary Corbo Thammavongsa, and her husband, Kevin. He will be missed by his great-grandson, Adam Abelli and his great-granddaughters, Violet Abelli, and Marigold Thammavongsa.

Arrangements: A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting with arrangements.
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