Marvin A. Sutton

Marvin A. Sutton, 93, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday, March 8, 2013.

He was born in Stockton, N.Y., and was a steelworker at Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Dunkirk, N.Y. He was also a dairy farmer in Stockton, N.Y. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, where he was the recipient of four Bronze Battle Stars, a Purple Heart, and a Distinguished Flying Cross with First, Second, and Third Bronze Oak Leaves.

He is survived by two sons: the Rev. Dr. David (Lori) Sutton of Sarasota, Fla., and Kevin Sutton of Bradenton; three daughters: Judy Sperry of St. Petersburg, Fla., Shirley (Vern) Birkey of Sebring, Fla., and Gloria Miller of Whittier, Calif.; a sister, Elaine Titus of Sinclairville, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service were held Friday, March 15, 2013, at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota with the Rev. Dr. David Sutton officiating. Online memorial and guest book at

E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home.