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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Edwin Paul Sutch

1943 - 2021

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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 info@naaf.org

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Neil and PJ Barlow

April 9, 2021 7:13 PM

Dear Linda,
We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are on our hearts and in our prayers. Sending our love and condolences.

Karen L. Hardin

April 9, 2021 3:32 PM

Linda and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss.  You will remain in my prayers.  Karen Hardin

David W Grosjacques

April 9, 2021 2:48 PM

Linda, Brian and Shannon and family
It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of my fishing friend, Ed. I will always think of Ed as not only a fantastic fisherman and fishing story-teller, but as one of the finest gentlemen I met in my 30 years living in Glendale. Ed ALWAYS had a smile and fishing story for me, no matter where I saw him. I did get to fish for salmon with Ed and Dan Grundman a couple of years ago. Ed and I caught 2 salmon each, and I have some fantastic photos of the two of us grinning real wide as we held up those fish for Dan to take a photo. The fish were so big that Dan had to wade way out into the river just to get them in the camera frame!
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember him as a great guy and positive about almost everything. I believe that your family will carry on that fine legacy.

Dave Grosjacques    Merlin

Bonnie Brutsch

April 8, 2021 5:22 PM

Linda, I am so sorry. My condolences to you and your family

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