In Loving Memory of Bob Sutter, Jr.

January 04, 1970
Crestline, OH
August 04, 2019
Trumbull, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Sunday 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

August 11, 2019


St. Pius X Church

Mass of Christian Burial with Military Honors to follow.

834 Brookside Drive,
CT 06824

Monday, August 12, 2019 11:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


To Bob's sons, Dylan Sutter and Luke Sutter (checks may be made payable to the boys)

C/O Dana Cackowski,
Peoples United Bank,
888 White Plains Road,
CT 06611

Robert Joseph Sutter, Jr.

Robert Joseph Sutter, Jr., age 49 of Trumbull, beloved husband of Melinda Becker Sutter and devoted father of Dylan and Luke Sutter, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Regional Hospice in Danbury with Melinda by his side. Born in Crestline, OH, Bob graduated from Crestline High School and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1988-1994 participating in Operation Desert Storm & Desert Shield. He received his degree in Mortuary Science from Mount Ida College in Massachusetts and was employed as a Funeral Director for the Spear-Miller Funeral Home since 1996. He was a member and past treasurer of American Legion Post 143 in Fairfield, the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. Bob was a lifelong devoted Cleveland Indians fan and always looked forward to seeing baseball games at Yankee Stadium. One of the highlights of his year was participating in the annual Turkey Shoot at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Bethlehem, OH. He loved biking and participated in the 5 Borough Bike Ride in New York. He would often take the train into New York and bike around the City discovering obscure eateries and restaurants. A self-proclaimed “foodie”, Bob loved to cook. He loved delivering his baked goods to many town clerks ,hospital admitting offices and doctors offices where he was being treated. In addition to his loving Melinda, Dylan and Luke, he will be sadly missed by two sisters, Michelle Blaising, her husband Rod and children Abby and Sam of Crestline, OH and Gretchen Sutter and Brian Deehr and son Colton of Lexington, OH; his beloved aunt Rose Sutter of Crestline, OH, an uncle, Ralph Hall and his wife Diane of Howard, OH; his in-laws, Janice Becker and Kevin McLaughlin of East Northport, NY and Henry Becker and Nancy Baurichter of Scottsdale, AZ and a devoted brother-in-law, B.J. Becker and his wife Karin and children Morgan, Paige and Braxton of South Lake, TX. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Military honors will be rendered following the Mass. Interment will be private. Friends may greet the family Sunday from 2-6 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Robert’s sons, Luke or Dylan Sutter, to People’s United Bank c/o Dana Cackowski, 888 White Plains Road, Trumbull CT 06611. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. Words alone can not express our sorrow for your family. We are shocked and saddened by Bob’s passing. It was great to see and talk with him at the last reunion. We never knew how funny he was. We pray for your family to get through this trying time. Bob will be forever missed.

  2. Lou and I are deeply saddened by Bob’s passing. We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to all members of his family particularly Melinda and their sons. Rest In Peace, Bob.

  3. My deepest condolences to the Sutter Family and to the Spear-Miller Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Abbie and I are extremely saddened by the news of Bob’s passing. Bob has made such a great impact on Abbie and her college and career choice. She will continue with all he had advised her in the mortuary field. Our hearts are sad. We send our condolences to Melinda and the boys and the family. Bob made us smile on may occasion and is now watching from above. Rest in Peace Bob.

  5. We are deeply saddened to hear ofBob’s passing. After having worked with my dad John Spear for so many years he was like family, He had such a great sense of humor. He showed such compassion and kindness when he took care of the arrangements when Frank’s mom died. Our deepest sympathy to Bob’s family. He was a wonderful gentleman.

  6. Was so nice to me every time he came to my job to grocery shop.Always had a smile on his face. Sleep in peace

  7. Dear Mrs. Sutter and Family,

    I knew Bob professionally as a Funeral Professional and he was a fine man. I had many interactions with him and Dick in the Funeral Business. Please know I am very sorry for your loss and offer my deepest sympathy. May Bob rest in peace.

    Mark H. Frederick
    Honan Funeral Home

  8. Even though I never met Bob, I got to know about him and his family through his Aunt Rosemary (Ro to me). We were roommates Freshman year in college, lived together for 2 years in DC and have remained phone friends for the last 50 years. During all these years I have heard about the births of Bob and his sisters and where their lives have taken them. She has been an extremely devoted champion of each of them and of course, very proud! I know Bob’s illness affected her— worrying about him, his wife and sons! She believes that the never-ending question mark about his health is now gone and that he is at rest and peace with the Lord!

  9. We were deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a wonderful caring person. John thought a lot of Bob and he will be deeply missed by all.
    Our condolences goes out to all the Sutter family.
    The Spear family,Carolyn,Stacey and Heather

  10. Still can’t wrap my arms around the fact that young Bob, the infamous family cook, beloved husband, Dad and friend to all whom he served at Spear Miller has gone home to his Heavenly Father. May he RIP and look down upon Melinda, Dylan and Luke who will miss him dearly now and forever.

  11. Dear Melinda, My sincere sympathy to you and your sons Dylan and Luke in the death of your beloved husband and father. I knew Bob from my many interactions over the years at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home. He was a gentleman and always had great stories to share of Dylan and Luke. It was clear that you were the center of his life. May the peace and love God be with you in your bereavement. David Spollett