Ronald A. Sutton
Ronald A. Sutton, 74, of Key Colony Beach, FL, and formally of Bear, DE, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. Ron was born to the late Alvin Sutton and Alice Sutton-McBane. Ron was raised in New Castle, DE, attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School and graduated from Wm Penn High School, Class of 1967.
Ron was a second-generation owner and longtime President of Sutton Bus & Truck Co., Inc. In the school bus and trucking industry, he was known as a successful businessman, a stern boss, and a respected leader with a big heart. Ron expected a lot from his family and employees but also graciously rewarded hard work and dedication. Ron grew the business throughout the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and into the early 2000’s.
After retirement, Ron moved to Key Colony Beach, FL, where he became involved in the politics of Key Colony Beach. He started his 20 years of service to his beloved city as a member of the Planning and Zoning & Utility Board. Ron’s elected positions were Commissioner, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice Mayor, and Mayor. Ron’s love for the city, the residents, and the staff has always been apparent in all his actions.
Ron is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kitty; son, Brian (Nichole) of Bear, DE; son, Dave (Lisa) of Bear, DE; daughter, Krissy (Eric) Diehl of Middletown, DE; son, Ronnie (Deana) of Middletown, DE; sister, Dawn Waehler of Ocean View, DE; sister, Lisa (Chip) Romano of Newark, DE; 18 grandchildren, Brian Jr, Alexcia, Landon, Caleb, Tryston, Davey, Danny, Alissa, Dustin, Michael, Lindsay, Cody, Courtney, Grace, Emma, Mackenzie, Meadow, and Ryleigh; and 2 great grandchildren, Thor and KJ.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Monday, November 7, 2022, at the funeral home, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 12 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Key Colony Beach Kids Fishing Derby, attention Joey Raspe, PO Box 510526, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051-0526.