Edwin Paul Sutch, 77, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 26, 2021 at his home in Grant Pass.
Ed was born on July 23, 1943 in Claysburg, Pennsylvania to Steve & Nellie Sutch. He was the second oldest of five children. In 1948, when Ed was five, the family moved across the country to Glendale, Oregon. He graduated from Glendale High School in 1961 and started work at Superior Lumber Co. At the age of 21 he joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany and Vietnam. Upon his return from Vietnam he went back to work at Superior Lumber and took classes at UCC. Ed met the love of his life, Linda Burton, in January of 1968. On August 31, 1968 they were married in Reno, Nevada. Just before getting married he traded in his flashy Corvette for a sensible station wagon. They raised two children in Glendale, Shannon and Brian. Ed retired from Superior Lumber in 2006. Ed and Linda made the big move to Grants Pass in 2012.
Ed loved to fish and hunt with friends and family. He spent part of his summers in Alaska fishing for salmon with his brother, Gary. He enjoyed having neighbors to visit with, watching TV, having grandchildren over and most of all helping his friends and family anyway he could. Ed also had a great love for the family pets. When approached about gettting a dog he would grumble "we don't' need a damn dog". Well this summer a new family member was added... Scout the chiweenie. Ed fell in love with Scout and Milo the cat...the feelings were mutual!
Ed is survived by his wife Linda Sutch of Grants Pass; daughter Shannon Crosier and husband Brett of Rogue River; son Brian Sutch and wife LaDawn of Grants Pass; six grandchildren- Daysha Crosier (Kenny), Calysta Crosier, Brock Crosier, Thomas Sutch, Carmyn Sutch and Emmanuel Narkrong; his brothers Steve Sutch Jr(Barbara) of Myrtle Creek, OR, Darl Sutch (Francine) of Luxembourg, Gary Sutch (Barbara) of Soldotna, Alaska and sister Debra Sutch (Craig) of Creswell, OR. Along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Nellie Sutch.
Friends are invited to celebrate his life on Saturday, April 10th, 2pm, at his fishing spot Rand (off Galice road, 17.7 miles from Rays in Merlin). Please bring your own chair. In lieu of flowers, donations on Ed's behalf can be made to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, 65 Mitchell Blvd, Suite 200-B San Rafael, Ca 94903, 415-472-3780 firstname.lastname@example.org