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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.

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17 Condolences for Ronald A. Sutton

  • Sending prayers 🙏 to the Sutton family.

  • May Ron R.I.P.
    Prayers to His Family!

  • I am sorry for your loss.

  • Sorry for your loss. He was a great guy!

  • It has been such an honor to work with Commissioner Sutton these past 5 years at Florida’s Capitol. Sending love and light to his family.
    -Rosanna Catalano

  • Sorry to hear , Great guy that raised a awesome family ! Will be missed by all that knew him !

  • Sorry for your loss. I worked for Ron @ Sutton Bus in the early 80’s. Rest easy Ron.

  • He will live again. So sorry for your loss. Rev 21:3-5.

  • So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I drove for him in the 90’s and he was a wonderful boss. My thoughts are with Kitty, Brian, Davey, Krissy, Ronnie and their families.

  • Mr. Sutton will be sadly missed. We send our condolence to the family and friends . He may be gone in his presence but he will always be watching over us. RIP.
    Prayers for healing.

  • What a well lived life and loving family legacy. Peace be with you all.

  • So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.
    I am unable to attend his funeral as I am ill (nothing life threating)
    Prayers for Ron and family
    Ed

  • Our heart breaks for all of you. Sending prayers and love to all. I’m so sorry. Big hugs! ❤️🙏

  • Dear Kitty and Sutton family,

    It is with very heavy heart that Linda and I express our sincere condolences to all of the Sutton family. Ronnie was the best friend that I could ever hope for. Kitty, you and Ronnie opened your home to me on several occasions in Marathon and relaxed all of the crazy work stress right out of me.

    I have many great memories of the adventures that Ronnie and I found to get into. Sorry Kitty…all fun but not harmful. He adored you and never failed to express those feeling to me. He was so proud of his family, Brian, Dave, Krissy and Ronnie. You have lost a great father.

    I’m so sorry that Linda and I will not be able to attend Sundays services as my night vision has me restricted.

    Sincerely,

    With a lot of Love,

    Gary and Linda Willey

  • We are very sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Our Condolences to Kitty,Brian,Dave,Krissy,Ronnie and Family – He may have had high expections and may have been stern but I never had any problems; he always treated me with respect and kindness. His children do the same and have treated me as family for many years. Peace

  • My Deepest Sympathy to the Sutton Family in my prayers God Bless