David L. Sutton

An astute observer of life, analytical thinker and researcher, David Leon Sutton, 75, of Saratoga Lake, NY passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Saratoga Springs Hospital. David was born in Canton, NY on October 23, 1944 to the late Eleanor and Ernest Sutton. He was a 1962 graduate of Galway Central School, earned a BS in Psychology from Stony Brook University in 1966 and further completed graduate work at Adelphi University. David had a long standing career working as the Director of Research for the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) where he lead and directed project development, research and analytical teams. David was a pioneer in designing internet based information access systems in support of agency policy and program development operations.

David enjoyed many different past times through his years - singing, playing guitar, painting and drawing, fishing, carpentry and woodworking, problem solving, photography, cooking, and family. Family was the central theme to David’s life and the value he placed on those close to him continues with his family today. David is survived by his wife of 50 years Elke E. Sutton, his son Daniel (Martha-Ellen) of Wallingford, CT and daughter Maya (Marco) of Niskayuna, NY, his 4 grandchildren Ella, Benjamin, Theodore and Kai, his sister Karen and brother John (Beth), along with his niece Liz and nephews William and Andrew.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours from 5pm to 7pm on Monday, November 11th at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of David can be made to the Malta-Stillwater EMS, 2449 US-9, Malta, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Marcus Harazin

I am very sorry for your loss. I had the good fortune of getting to work with Dave at the State Office for the Aging. He was way ahead of his time in recognizing the power of the internet and brought many of us kicking and screaming into the world wide web. Through his studies we were able to prove the value of in home services as well highlight the needs of older persons and their families in communities across the state. I always admired his ability to roll up his sleeves and bore through significant problems to come up with options that we could all digest enabling us to make far better decisions.
He will be missed!

Marcus Harazin

Steve and Jenny Pyluck

We’re so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences

Deana Andrus

My condolances to the family.I grew up acrossed the street from his parents home,knew the familywell,so sorry for your loss.

Ann Krull

Sorry to hear of Dave's passing. My sympathies to his family. I worked with Dave at SOFA for many years and could always rely on him to be professional and helpful. He made many important contributions to the office and its mission.

Jackie and Doug Bombard

John, Karen, Elke, and families our sympathies are with you. I was a classmate of David's. So sorry for your loss.

Bob O'Connell

Analytical thinker and researcher so well describe David who was a colleague of mine for 19 years at NYSOFA. There wasn't a major report issued by SOFA that did not have David's fingerprints all over it. I recall products ranging from Social Security, Medicare, Family Caregiving, Governor's Conferences on Aging, Senior Employment, Income, Census Data, Long Term Care, Housing, etc that reflected David's analysis and communication skills with charts and tables. Thanks to David for his advocacy on behalf of older New Yorkers.
My condolences to all the Sutton family.
Bob O'Connell

Jane L. Claypool

Sorry to hear this. David was a classmate in high school. A good person to be in your class.

Marianne Ellsworth Murauskas

So sorry to hear of David's passing - former classmate of his at Galway. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.

Kevin Kreutzer

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of grieving.


Kevin, Natasha, and Mackenzie Kreutzer

The Corbisiero Family

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time.
The Corbisiero Family
Sebastian, Kristen, Raffaele, Sebastian and Maria