KIM SUTTON, DrPH, RN
Age 54, of Upper St. Clair, died Monday, December 3, 2012, at the Center for Compassionate Care, after a courageous battle with Ocular Melanoma. She was the greatly loved mother of Andy and Katie; wife of Mark; daughter of Jean (Harris) Sutton and the late Harry Sutton. She also leaves behind her brothers, Mark (the late Kathy), Todd (Cynthia) and her twin, Kirk (Alice) Sutton. One of her greatest joys was watching her goddaughters, Christina Sutton, Erin McManus and Jenna Zaldonis grow into amazing people. Kim was born in South Park, PA and grew up in Mount Lebanon. She received a BSN from Penn State University and a DrPH from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a Professor of Epidemiology and Vice Chair of Academics for the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. She discovered many techniques, and published numerous important papers, but her true pleasure came from watching her students grow into amazing scientists. Kim was also blessed with a creative side, and that eventually found an outlet in designing and creating jewelry. She established a business, KST Creations, and used the profits from her sales to donate to various charities. There will be a memorial service at the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church on Monday, December 10, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Dr. Tyrrell, the Kim Sutton-Tyrrell fund has been established at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Donations can be made to University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, c/o Jill Ruempler, A-660 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Arrangements by LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, 2012