- November 27, 2012
- Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
of Edward 's Passing
- Memorial contributions in Ed's name may be made to the Edward G. Sutula Scholars Fund of St. Joseph's University, and to St. Joseph's Preparatory School.
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“Dear Mike and Family,
Your dad was THE best teacher I had at St. Joe's. I think of him often with fond memories of him in his bow tie, relating a...Read More »
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“I have fond memoties of Mr Ed. He often spoke of round ball and brown bottles which were student distractions from our studies. To this day I still...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Raymond A Burghart CPA CMA MBA - NJ
“Professor Sutula was unsurpassed as a teacher, mentor and a Professor who provided wise and supportive career guidance - demanding in the classroom,...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Hugh Donahue - Mendham, NJ
“Mr. Sutula taught me Tax Accounting in the early 80's. While Tax can be an intimidating topic, he always reminded us that it was never as bad as we...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Ralph Maresco - Cincinnati, OH
“I can only echo what others have said about Mr. Sutula. A great wit and a passionate teacher. He had an infectious enthusiasm for a subject matter...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Mike Kane - Mechanicsburg, PA
“Mr. Sutula was the personification of a happy gentleman who was at peace with himself and his place in the world of education.
As his student it was...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Ted FloccoJr. - Mount Laurel, NJ
“The best of my time as a student at Saint Joseph's were the five courses that were taught to me by Professor Sutula. He was the finest of many fine...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Thomas Nicosia - Havertown, PA
“Mr. Sutula truly cared about ensuring his students were given the opportunities to succeed. With his guidance and support, I was able to begin my...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Glutz, '83 - Williamstown, NJ
“Ed Sutula, what a great man and professor...admired by every student he taught, he touched our lives using his personality and wit, while instilling...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Alberici Swerdon - Thornton, PA
“The penultimate professional educator, master of his subjects, lasting impressions and the face of the Accounting/Business department at St. Joe’s,...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Bob Cahill - Hatboro, PA
“Professor Sutula was an original....a bright, demanding, lovely man who was a taskmaster but who was extremely grounded and persistent in his quest...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Heumann '63 - Berwyn, PA
“Mr Sutula was one of the best teachers I had at St. Joseph's and was the primary reason I stayed an accounting major and had a fantastic career in...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Nicholas Reiter - St. Marys , GA
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Sutula family at this time. Ed was my favorite professor at St. Joe's!!!!
13 of 15 | Posted by: Amy Holtan - Dillsburg, PA
“Bar none Ed Sutula was the best TEACHER that I ever had. I can never forget him
and the ethics that he fostered in me as his student from 1952 to...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Bernie Hofmann - Mohnton, PA
“Mr. Sutula was one of the most influential professors and techers in my educational life. He was a wonderful person as well. He will be greatly...Read More »
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Edward G. Sutula, former St. Joseph's University Professor
Edward G. Sutula, 92, of Drexel Hill, PA, a retired St. Joseph's University Professor of Accounting, died peacefully of pneumonia on November 27, 2012, in Haverford, PA. An educator for 40 years, Professor Sutula was a member of the faculty at St. Joseph's from 1950 until his retirement in 1990, and was also adjunct Professor of Accounting at Villanova University for 22 years.
Professor Sutula was a resident of Drexel Hill for 64 years. He was born in Bristol, CT, the son of Polish immigrants, into a family of nine children. His initial training in accounting was completed at the Bentley School in Boston, MA, in 1941. After officer training in Harvard Business School, he served for 47 months in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps Statistical Control Division, and then as statistical control officer for the 3rd Bomber Command at MacDill Field, Tampa, Fl. After the war, he served for 2 years as a major in the reserve Air Corps.
He received a Bachelor of Accounting degree at Villanova in 1949, a Master's in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1951, and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1955. During his four decades at St. Joseph's, he taught more than 4,800 students whose lives he touched and influenced. He had an absolute and uncompromising commitment to excellence and professional standards which he communicated with a human touch that is affectionately recalled by many of his students to this day. He was a mentor and a father figure to many of his students as they started careers around the country, and they frequently turned to him for professional and personal guidance and advice.
Professor Sutula's teaching and contributions to professional organizations were recognized by many distinguished teaching and service awards. In 1982 he received St. Joseph's University's Christian Lindbach Award for distinguished teaching, and in that year the St. Joseph's University Accounting Alumni recognized his contributions by the founding of the Edward G. Sutula Alumni Chair of Accounting, the first endowed academic chair at St. Joseph's. Following his retirement, his contributions were recognized by St. Joseph's University with an honorary Doctorate of Accounting.
Professor Sutula contributions to professional accounting organizations were focused on the interface of accounting education and practice. He chaired the first Committee on Cooperation with Educational Institutions of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and served on the Executive Committees of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and its Philadephia chapter, chairing its Education Committee for two terms.
In 1998, with the support of accounting alumni, St. Joseph's established the Sutula Scholars program, a premier first of its kind in the nation scholarship program for accounting students that to date has enriched the experience of more than 140 accounting students beyond the classroom through seminars with business leaders, service activities, and visits to financial centers and regulatory agencies.
He was a member of St. Bernadette's Parish in Drexel Hill, and took particular pride in his service as Scoutmaster for Troop 220 of the neighboring St. Andrew's parish from 1962-1969.
Edward Sutula was married for 32 years to Emily Begay Sutula, who died in 1979. He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Thomas P. Sutula and Eileen of Madison, WI, Dr. Michael J. Sutula and Wendy of Jessup, MD, his twin sister, Genevieve Bogdanski of Rocky Hill, CT, six grandchildren, Katherine Sutula Smith and George Smith of Philadelphia, Margaret Sutula Ruegemer and Cullen Ruegemer of San Francisco, Anne Sutula Blomquist and Kyle Blomquist of Chicago, Sarah Sutula of Jessup, MD, Zachary Sutula of Jessup, MD, Dana Sutula of Newark DE, and five great grandchildren, Colin, Eleanor, and Anne Smith of Philadelphia, Clare Ruegemer of San Francisco, and Alice Blomquist of Chicago, as well as many nephews and nieces.
The Life Celebration of Edward Sutula will be at Spencer T. Videon Funeral Home of Drexel Hill, 400 Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill, PA 19026 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm on Sunday December 2nd. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at St. Bernadette's Church in Drexel Hill at 10am on Monday, December 3rd. Interment Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery . Memorial contributions in Ed's name may be made to the Edward G. Sutula Scholars Fund of St. Joseph's University, and to St. Joseph's Preparatory School. To share your fondest memories of Ed, please visit www.lifecelebration.com 1-800-GIVNISH