Dr. Thomas Earl Suta

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Died September 1st, 2014, at the age of 92, at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Thomas E. Suta was born October 27th, 1921 in Oak Park, Ill. He was a World War II Veteran, who was trained and served as a medic with the 104th infantry in the division known as "The Terry Allen Timber Wolves". After WWII he attended the University of Illinois college of dentistry, where he was a member of PSI Omega Dental Fraternity. In 1952 he graduated with his doctorate of dentistry and began serving as a dentist for the Veteran's Administration in Ohio. In 1954 he and his wife moved and opened a private practice in Bradenton. He became the 13th dentist in the county, where he practiced dentistry for forty years. He continued to be an active member of the University of Illinois alumni association throughout his life. He was a lifetime member of the American Dental Association and a member of Florida Dental Society where he was recognized for 65 years of service. Dr. Suta's local community memberships include being a past president of the Manatee County Dental Society, being on the executive board of the South Florida Museum, participating with the Hernando Desoto Conquistadors and being a member and serving on the vestry of Christ Episcopal Church. Survivors include, his wife of 65 years, Nancy and son, Thomas E. Suta, Jr. of Bradenton. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the . A private family service will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Sept. 5, 2014
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