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Ruth P. Sutch


Ruth Sutch (88 years old) of Largo passed away August 6th, after a short battle with cancer. Ruth was
born to George and Evelyn Pfeifer on January 6, 1929 in Detroit. Her mother passed away when Ruth
was 6. She spent her childhood summers with her much beloved grandmother in Ontario Canada.
After she completed college and graduate school in Detroit, she worked in analytical chemistry v at the
Dupont and Ford Motor Companies. It was at Ford that she met Frank Sutch, a metallurgist.
On November 5, 1955 she married Frank Sutch in Detroit. After a few years in the Seattle area, they
moved to Florida in 1962.
Ruth lived for family and friends. Nothing brought her more happiness than a large crowd gathered
around her dinner table. She loved crossword puzzles and card games and was a member of a local
bridge group for over 50 years. She was a devoted Roman Catholic and participated in the mothers club
and adjacent school classroom activities. As the children got older, she tutored English to non-English
speakers. She had a large heart and took in exchange students as well.
She is survived by her children, Susan and her husband Alex Vargas, Steve Sutch , Janet Bilyeu, Barbara
Murphy and her husband Mike, Pete Sutch and his wife Beth, four grandchildren and her sister Grace
Johnson and her husband Ed and five nieces and their families.
Ruth is predeceased by her husband, Frank. She will be remembered as a woman who never had a bad
word to say about anyone and for her kindness to others. We have included below some reminiscences
for a woman we salute for a life of kindness and compassion.Ruth Sutch (88 years old) of Largo passed away August 6thafter a short battle with cancer. Ruth was
born to George and Evelyn Pfeifer on January 6, 1929 in Detroit. Her mother passed away when Ruth
was 6. She spent her childhood summers with her much beloved grandmother in Ontario Canada.
After she completed college and graduate school in Detroit, she worked in analytical chemistry v at the
Dupont and Ford Motor Companies. It was at Ford that she met Frank Sutch, a metallurgist.
On November 5, 1955 she married Frank Sutch in Detroit. After a few years in the Seattle area, they
moved to Florida in 1962.
Ruth lived for family and friends. Nothing brought her more happiness than a large crowd gathered
around her dinner table. She loved crossword puzzles and card games and was a member of a local
bridge group for over 50 years. She was a devoted Roman Catholic and participated in the mothers club
and adjacent school classroom activities. As the children got older, she tutored English to non-English
speakers. She had a large heart and took in exchange students as well.
She is survived by her children, Susan and her husband Alex Vargas, Steve Sutch , Janet Bilyeu, Barbara
Murphy and her husband Mike, Pete Sutch and his wife Beth, four grandchildren and her sister Grace
Johnson and her husband Ed and five nieces and their families.
Ruth is predeceased by her husband, Frank. She will be remembered as a woman who never had a bad
word to say about anyone and for her kindness to others. We have included below some reminiscences
for a woman we salute for a life of kindness and compassion.

From her sister, Grace Johnson:

Happy memories starting when we were six or seven of summers at Grammas. We were on our own and had a lot of fun together. No sisters or friends around, so we only had each  other. An early bonding that lasted all our lives.

We grew up –miles and family came between us. But we still had that bond formed from those summers. she was kind, thoughtful, intelligent, fun to be with, sense of humor, and a little mischief in her. She will be missed.

happy memories starting when we were six or seven of summers at Grammas. We were on our own and had a lot of fun together. No sisters or friends around, so we only had each  other. An early bonding that lasted all our lives.
We grew up –miles and family came between us. But we still had that bond formed from those summers. she was kind, thoughtful, intelligent, fun to be with, sense of humor, and a little mischief in her. She will be missed.
I will always remember Mom hiding Kleenex in her pockets, in seat cushions, car panels.  It was a sight that made me smile….Mom’s calling card.

Sue

I will always remember Mom hiding Kleenex in her pockets, in seat cushions, car panels.  It was a sight that made me smile….Mom’s calling card.

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  • Joan DeRemo says:

    I met Ruth when we were Eucharistic Ministers at St Patrick Catholic Church. When we finished our rounds at Largo Medical Hospital,we would always stop for coffee and reminisce about our family and friends.
    Occasionally,we would stop at her house where she always had coffee and goodies. We had some good discussions. Ruth was a good friend and she will be miss by me and many others.God bless you,Ruth.