Albert Sutton of Carlsbad, California passed away surrounded by family following a brief illness. His 89 years were filled with happiness and shared with the love of his life, Janet. Albert was born in Los Angeles, the oldest son of Albert E. and Delilah Sutton. During the Depression he worked many jobs to help support his family. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 while still at Mount Carmel High School and bravely fought in the South Pacific. Al enrolled at USC and earned a BS degree in Commerce. He was very proud to be a Trojan. Al and Janet married in 1950 and started their family. His successful financial career included ReDisCo, Chrysler Financial Corp and Security Pacific Financial. Highlights included setting up financial companies worldwide. After retirement at age 60, his interests included playing golf, watching college football, working in the vegetable garden and most of all, watching his grandchildren play sports. Albert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janet; his three daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine and Terry Ballentine, Mary and Robert Hansen, and Susan and Cary Mells; his five grandchildren, Amanda Ballentine, Michael Hansen, and AJ, Trevor and Quinton Mells. He is also survived by siblings Margaret Harris, Robert Sutton, and Dee Dalessi. Services will be held on November 9th at Saint John Catholic Church, Encinitas, CA. Visitation and Rosary at 9:30m with Mass to follow at 10:30am. Luncheon following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the USC Scholarship Fund at giveto.USC.edu Oceansidemortuary.com
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 7, 2013