Terry A. Sutphen

Terry A. Sutphen, 54, of Sprakers, has sadly passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, with his loving family by his side.

Born on Sept. 10, 1964, in Saranac Lake, he was the son of Alan and Sharon Fountain Sutphen. Terry graduated from Saranac Lake High School Class of 1983. He spent many years as a district Manager for Combined Insurance Company before changing paths and joining Steet Toyota in Johnstown. Terry married the love of his life Debra Cody on July 31, 1999. It was a strong union that lasted until his passing.

Whether it was boating, camping, traveling with his wife, snowmobiling, or catching a New York Yankees game live, Terry enjoyed an active lifestyle. He loved to play billiards, not just for fun but competitively on a league. He also had a deep appreciation for music; he played the drums with several local bands, most notably with the band Blindfold for just over a decade. Terry was a very personable, fun-loving, and social person. He made friends any place he went too and had a genuine personality that made him instantly likeable. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Terry is survived by his beloved wife Debra Sutphen; his children: Kasey Kusalonis, Chauncey Sutphen, and Dylan Sutphen; his grandchildren: Gavin and Payten Kusalonis; his parents, Alan and Sharon Sutphen; his sister, Pam (Dave) Lewis, and his beloved Akita and fur companion, Sachi. Many more loving family also survive.

A funeral service for Terry will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Jackson and Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, 12072. The family will receive visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Those wishing to express their condolences to the family may do so by signing our online memorial at www.brbsfuneral.com.