Monday, December 19, 2016

RIP John Sutton


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 18, 2016

John Blair Sutton III, born on April 14, 1948, in Pittsburgh, PA to Mary Reed Sutton and John Blair Sutton, Jr., died December 5, 2016, in Oakley, Utah following a long and debilitating illness. He is survived by his three children, Sara Sutton Fell of Boulder, CO, Will Jennings Sutton of Missoula, MT and Kathryn Skye Sutton of Salt Lake City, UT; by four grandchildren, Harrison and Palmer Fell, and Cade and Kinley Sutton; his sister, Margot Sutton McConnel of Easton, MD; and many cousins, nieces and nephews; as well as his former wives, Christina Wood Jennings of Napa, CA and Nancy Musser Sutton of Midway, UT. John attended the Choate School, class of '66, in Wallingford, CT and graduated from Penn State in 1971 with a degree in Political Science. He began working in television and film at WQED and TPC in Pittsburgh, which led to a successful 20-year career in sound production in New York for a few years and then Los Angeles. John was also a producer of TV movies and of the soundtrack scores and albums for George A. Romero's classic films, "Creepshow" and "Day of the Dead". In 1999 he relocated to Park City, Utah where he owned and operated JB Mulligans and the club, Plan B, a music venue for the Sundance Film Festival. John was a proud parent, loyal friend, film lover, and a memorable, irreverent character, entertaining to all who knew him. He was a fun storyteller, a debater, a drummer, and a lover of the blues. A lifelong fly-fisherman and avid golfer, he maintained his membership at the Rolling Rock Club in Ligonier, PA. There are no plans for a service at this time. At a later date, family and friends will gather together to honor John and his creative spirit with memories, music, tears, and laughter. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (, an organization he supported for many years.

SUTTON, John (John Blair Sutton III)
Born: 4/14/1948, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: 12/5/2016, Oakley, Utah, U.S.A.

John Sutton’s western – sound mixer:
Red River (TV) - 1988

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