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Sutton, John Hargraves,

July 15, 1920 - June 13, 2013

John was born in Detroit, Michigan. He married Betty Tarr, January 13, 1951. John (Jack) was a graduate of Hamilton High School in L.A. where he served in a variety of activities that included President of the Service Club, Boys Chief Justice, Advisory Board of the Student Counsel and lettered in varsity track. John was also a year book photographer, President of the high school branch of the Culver City Rotary Club and pursued acting where he was the lead character (Dyke Butler) in the play 'Universal Alibi'.

John served in the navy during WWII and graduated from USC in 1948 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. John belonged to the Delta Chi fraternity and was a faithful follower of USC football.

John worked for J&L Steel Co. for 25 years in sales, then worked for California Industrial Products in Santa Fe Springs as sales manager until his retirement in 1985.

John was very active in public and private service where he served the City of Brea for over 30 years as city planning commissioner, city councilman, Mayor, and elected City Treasurer. John served as President of the Boys & Girls Club La Habra-Brea chapter, was a member of a Whittier Masonic Lodge and served as a church elder in his place of worship, La Habra Hills Presbyterian Church.

John enjoyed vacationing and travel with family and friends. In particular, he enjoyed the beach and body surfing.

John is survived by his wife, Betty (nee Tarr) of 62 years; 4 devoted children including son, John and wife Sheila (Upland), son, Paul and wife Donna (New Jersey), son, Mark and wife Valeria (Brea); daughter, Nancy Pelts and husband, Ron (New Port Beach); and 9 grandchildren Hannah, Deborah, Nathaniel, Christopher, Daniel, Sasha, Rachel, Amy, and David.

Memorial service will be held at the La Habra Hills Presbyterian Church 951 N. Idaho at 11 A.M. Tuesday June 18. In lieu of flowers please donate to the John Sutton memorial fund at the La Habra Hills Presbyterian Church. Memory Garden Memorial

Published in Orange County Register on June 18, 2013
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