Sid Suits of Battlement Mesa died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at his home. He was 77.
He was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa.
He married Barbara Campbell on Oct. 15, 1960, in Margate, N.J.
Mr. Suits was an accomplished pianist, composer and arranger. He played in clubs in Atlantic City, N.J.; Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
He owned a piano tuning and repair business and taught music.
After moving to Summit County in the 1980s, Mr. Suits played piano at the Keystone Resort, the Briar Rose and the Hilton. He also served as the organist for the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter-Day Saints, in Frisco.
After retirement, Mr. Suits taught piano, guitar and composition.
Sid and Barbara Suits moved to Battlement Mesa in 1995, where they joined the Sagebrush Singers and Shale Country Players.
Mr. Suits is survived by his wife, Barbara Suits of Battlement Mesa; by daughters and sons-in-law Barbara and Chuck Farris of Bogart, Ga., and Georgeann and Roger Quinlan of North Ogden, Utah; by sons and daughters-in-law Drew and Fran Suits of Silt Mesa, and Thomas and Denise Suits of Battlement Mesa; by 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
A memorial of Mr. Suits’ life will be celebrated from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center.
Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sid Suits Music Scholarship Fund at Garfield School District 16, P.O. Box 68, Parachute, CO 81635.
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