In Memory

Robert (Larry) Sudduth

Larry Sudduth taught physics at Georgia Tech for many years, and never missed a reunion of Mr. Steele's physics class while he was alive. He retired in Feb. 2006, and a retirement party was held for him then, with some pictures taken of him then posted on the Georgia Tech website. At that time I believe he told our classmate Barbara Sollner-Webb that he planned to do some travelling. When we tried to contact him in late 2006 and early 2007 about plans for a reunion of Mr. Steele's class to be held in Nov. 2007, he did not answer our emails, and eventually his brother told one of us that Larry had passed away in 2006. But I have not been able to learn any details about the cause of death. One of the more eccentric people in our class, Larry was always the life of the party at reunions of Mr. Steele's class, and was very loyal to his friends from that class. He is greatly missed by all of us. (From Michael Gerver)

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12/05/15 01:36 PM #1    

David Peto


05/06/16 09:53 PM #2    

Donald Camp

Found this in a Mississippi paper:

Robert Sudduth

DECATUR, Ga. – Robert Lawrence Sudduth, 57, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at the Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga. A native of Montgomery County, Md., he was born Oct. 14, 1948, to Olivia Jewel Sims Sudduth and the late Herschel Cochran Sudduth, M.D. He was a former resident of the Lee County area. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned both his bachelor and master degree with honors in electrical engineering. He was employed by GIT as a physics instructor. In 2005 he retired from GIT and enjoyed traveling extensively. Always thinking of others, he chose to help his fellow man in death by becoming a tissue donor. An avid woodworker, he enjoyed making cabinets and furniture for friends. He enjoyed the great outdoors and worked for a number of years as a professional white water river guide and instructor.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the White Zion Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Tom Hewitt will officiate, and David Sims Sudduth will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in White Zion Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Olivia Jewel Sims Sudduth of Columbia, Md.; a brother, David Sims Sudduth (Bonnie) of Marriottsville, Md.; one niece, Erin Sudduth; one nephew, Christian Sudduth.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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