William James Sutton, 94, of Edison, died on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the JFK Medical Center in Edison.
Born in NF, Canada he moved to CT to work on a farm. He moved to Elizabeth where he began working for Elizabethtown Gas & Company. He married Myrna C. Kirkman on August 9, 1957. They moved to Edison in 1962. He loved baseball and was an avid Mets fan. He liked to shoot pool, play cards, fish, & take many daily walks.
He is predeceased by his wife, Myrna (d.2002); parents, Nathan & Caroline; brothers, Max, Eric, & Wilfred; & two grandsons, Michael & Doug.
He is survived by 5 children, Michael Sutton of Edison, David Sutton of Catskill,NY, Patricia Bienvenue & her husband Richard of Edison, Kathleen Maguire & her husband William of Highland Park, & Susan Kanode of Salem, OR; 14 grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, John, Jennifer, David, Melissa, Thomas, Ashley, Nicholas, Jessie, Jamie, Sean, Rachael, & Brian; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, Emily Frederich of NF, Canada; & many nieces & nephews.
A funeral service will take place on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 9 am at the Costello-Runyon Funeral home, 568 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 27), Metuchen, followed by interment at The Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside.
Visitation will take place on Sunday from 3-6 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice.