Sutton, William Aubrey.
William Aubrey Sutton, 90, a Stamford resident, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Sunday, February 2, 2014. He was born on December 11, 1923 to the late Joseph Aubrey Sutton and Victoria Fauth in Philadelphia, PA.
William (Bill) spent his high school years at Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts, graduating at the age of 16. He began his undergraduate education at Wesleyan University where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. His education was interrupted when the US Army called him to duty at the age of 18. He was sent to Europe to fight in World War II
, serving in the Signal Corps decoding enemy messages. He was present in Normandy on D-Day +6, and also fought in the Battle of the Bulge. When the war ended, he returned to Wesleyan to complete his undergraduate work.
After graduating from Wesleyan in 1946, he was accepted into the Harvard and Columbia Law School. He chose the latter, earning his law degree in 1949. After completing his internship and passing the bar, first in Pennsylvania, then New York, he began work in corporate law for Olin Corporation, NYC. During his career with Olin, he spent eight years on a special fuel energy project based in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1971 he returned to the east coast and settled in Stamford, CT.
Upon retirement in 1986 Bill volunteered in many capacities, including tax preparation for H&R Block, as president of the Senior Men's Association of Stamford, as a driver for F.I.S.H. (friends in service helping), and as president of the Residence Committee at Atria Senior Living. In addition to his volunteer activities, Bill remained active in his retirement years, enjoying travel, archeology, and a passion for classical music.
Bill is survived by his four loving children, son David Aubrey Sutton and his wife Chantal Plescia Sutton, of Castres, France, daughter Edie Sutton of Ridgefield, CT, son John William Sutton of Podgorica, Montenegro, and daughter Ann Sutton Baldassare of Bridgeport, CT. He is also survivied by seven cherished grandchildren, Joseph, Stephanie, Jessica, Michael, Will, Ben, and Eric, along with his three great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Eliza, and Cate, and a sister Victoria Hirsch of Ocala, FL.
Besides his parents Bill, is predeceased by his beloved wife Cleve Sutton.
There will be no calling hours. However, a Memorial Service will be held on February 22, 2014 at 10am, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1231 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06902. Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers; donations can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project. https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org
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