John Rogers Sutton


John Rogers Sutton

Cortland, Cortland County, New York, USA
Death 14 Oct 2020 (aged 67)
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Burial Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Plot Area 2, Row C, Site 93 (2C93)
Memorial ID 217623503 View Source
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Graveside Service held at USAFA Cemetery, 14 Dec 2020.
Memorial Service held at USAFA Cemetery, 23 Apr 2021.

John Rogers Sutton, 67, loving father, son, husband, brother, and grandfather was born February 21, 1953 in Cortland, New York and died on October 14, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was a graduate (1975) of the United States Air Force Academy and served in the United States Air Force. He continued his career as an engineer for the Department of Defense and retired in 2020 from Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions.

Being a diligent worker and skilled craftsman, John completed countless beautiful home projects, and in life and art, he never shied away from a challenge. His attention to detail and love for beauty helped him develop excellent skills in photography too. He was a quiet intelligent gentleman with a quick smile and kind heart. John faced his battle with cancer with grace and immeasurable determination and was surrounded in love by his family through it all.

John was preceded in death by his father, William Rogers and mother, Florence Anne (Kinnetz) Sutton of Seneca Falls, New York.

John is survived by his wife, Leigh (Rankin) Sutton of Colorado Springs; daughter, Jill Elizabeth (James) Hudson of Colorado Springs; son, John Kent Sutton of Denver, Colorado; three grandchildren, Wyatt Hudson, Harper Hudson, Karys Hudson; and two sisters, Alice Sutton of Plattsburgh, New York and Mary Sutton of Houston, Texas.

Graveside Service, 11:00AM, Monday, December 14, 2020, United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, Air Force Academy, Colorado 80841.

Memorial contributions in John's memory may be made to the Sarah Cannon Fund at the American Cancer Society:

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Source: Colorado Springs Funeral Services, Tribute Archive | October 2020


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