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Gerald L. Sutton, age 78, of Mentor for the past 54 years, formerly of West Virginia, passed away October 9, 2016 at Lake West Medical Center, Willoughby. He was born August 3, 1938 in Mill Creek, WV. He was also a resident of Philippi, Webster Springs, and Elkins WV before moving to Ohio to attend welding school in the early 1960's.

Mr. Sutton worked as a welder for 40 years and retired from Stock Equipment Company. He took pride in his work and enjoyed the years he spent there. He also enjoyed visiting his wife's family and friends in Philippi, WV.

Survivors include nephews and nieces: Diane Hunt, Jeff Hunt, Denise Perrotta, Denita Todd, Vincent Hunt, L. E. Hunt and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Preceding Mr. Sutton in death were his wife and love of his life, Carolyn Weaver Sutton, parents Lawrence Sutton and Allie Benedict and his sister Nancy Sutton Hunt.

A celebration of life will be held from 3-5 pm Saturday October 15, 2016 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Graveside service will be 1 pm Sunday October 16, 2016 at Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery, Philippi, WV.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.

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