George Edward Sutter (73) of Grasonville, Maryland passed away peacefully on Friday, December 15 at his home. George was the beloved husband of Karen Sutter of Grasonville; father of Lynn Hall (husband, Mark) of Austin, TX and John Sutter (wife, Peggy) of College Park, MD; grandfather of Zach and Meagan Hall; and brother of Joanne Flexer of Emerald Isle, NC (husband, James).
Born on June 24, 1944 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Edward and Rita Jaeger Sutter. In the 1960s, George and Karen met in a local grocery store where he worked to pay for his college tuition.
George grew to love all aspects of the food business, next working for a food broker, then a food manufacturer before starting his own food brokerage firm, Free State Food Brokers, back in the 1980s, building it to a 40+ person firm before his retirement last year. George took great care of his family, his employees, and coworkers, always making sure there was enough to go around and that everyone was taken care of.
George enjoyed teaching his children about boating, crabbing, and fishing and relished his time goose hunting on the eastern bay with his fellow coworkers and friends. Loving the eastern shore, he and Karen purchased a small lot on the Chester River when they were very young. When Karen’s parents needed care, George built a home on the lot, where they could live and be cared for. Later, George’s parents also spent their last days there. George and Karen finally enjoyed the house full-time themselves this past year, watching ducks come in to feed on the cracked corn Karen put out each morning.

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