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544 Old Post Road #3
GREENWICH, CT 06830
Phone: (203) 869-0894
Fax: (203) 869-4269
George Suter

George August Suter Jr.

Friday, May 13th, 1932 - Monday, August 19th, 2019
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George August Suter, Jr. of Riverside CT died peacefully at home on August 19, 2019 after a long illness. Born on May 13, 1932 in New York City, he was the son of the late George Suter & Maria Piedvache Suter.

George’s childhood was spent in Manhattan where he lived at the Savoy Plaza Hotel and on the Jersey shore in Spring Lake, NJ. Mr. Suter graduated High School in 1949 from Red Bank Catholic in Red bank, NJ. He graduated from the University of Maryland in January 1954 and served with the United States Air Force from 1954-1956 in Okinawa where he was an air traffic controller. He returned to Asia as a management trainee for Pfizer in 1957 and stayed living and working in Asia until 1984, when he moved to Greenwich, CT. He had a long and distinguished 39 year career at Pfizer holding various management positions including 15 years as Country Manager in the Philippines, culminating as the Area President – Eastern Europe and Russia in 1991. He opened the first Pfizer operation in Dalian, China in 1989.

He was involved with various organizations including the Boys Hope Girls Hope in NYC, the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce and the Retired Men's Association in Greenwich, CT. He loved to play tennis and he was an avid Yankee fan his whole life.

His family relish the fun memories they had with George. His wisdom and guidance was cherished by all. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Flora Noel Bacus Suter, his son, James Suter & daughter, Joan Suter, and his grandchildren PJ, George, Joy, Christopher and Alexander. He was predeceased in 1965 by his daughter Anne. He is also survived by his sister Renee Sterner of Spring Lake, NJ and her 4 children and extended family.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 4-7 pm at Castiglione Funeral Home 544 Old Post Road # 3 Greenwich, CT 06830. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St Catherine of Siena Church 4 Riverside Ave Riverside, CT. The Interment will follow at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich.



In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Make checks payable to UMCPF and mail to: UMCP Foundation, Inc, 4603 Calvert Road, College Park, MD 20740. Please note in memory of George Suter on the check. Or visit http://giving.umd.edu/to/georgesuter
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Castiglione Funeral Home
    Address
    544 Old Post Road
    Greenwich, CT 06830
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St Catherine of Siena Church
    Address
    4 Riverside Ave
    Greenwich, CT
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  • Interment

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, August 31st, 2019
    Location
    Putnam Cemetery
    Address
    35 Parsonage Rd
    Greenwich, CT 06830
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Frances Lugo

Posted at 02:52pm
Dear Suter family,
I had the privilege to be George's Admin Assistant. I never met someone so kind, trusting and caring. George (or Mr. Suter) as I referred to him was a wonderful manager. He worked diligently and was often away from his family, but somehow was always there for the important moments. This was during the time of no technology. He managed, he negotiated, he was a person of conviction, was fair, and always gentle when it mattered most. He was full of heart and we all recognized that he worked with much integrity and expected us to do the same. I never forgot him and I think I somewhat took foregranted my yearly holiday card. It was how I was able to keep up with his family, their growth and endeavors. He was a prideful man, never arrogant. I wish Mr. Suter a peaceful journey home. May the Lord keep you and bless your family as they navigate without you. Please know that I thought you were a superb human being. I am thankful of our time spent at Pfizer.
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Sending our sincerest condolences to the Suter family. With love, Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York
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Joan

Posted at 01:17pm
Love you so much Dad. Will miss you so much.
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Neil Sullivan

Posted at 08:46am
George ,as the saying goes, was truly "A Prince of a Man". He assumed the role of the counselor and the voice of reason for many of us in our extended family for which I am personally grateful. When my our father died suddenly at age 44, he put this arm on my shoulder and took me for a walk offering condolence and encouragement . Ultimately his message was that I had control of my future and the tools to thrive. He was right but I will never forget his message.
Over the years our relationship grew as we played tennis with visits to Spring lake. He was tough and cagey on the court and did not easily give up points. His message was consistent...You have to earn it!! Your memory lives on George!!! Much love and respect Neil Sullivan DMD
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Posted at 07:59am
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