Margaret J. “Peggy” Sutor
Margaret Louise Johnson Sutor of Lafayette Hill passed away peacefully on October 14, 2022. Margaret, known as Peggy, was born on March 22, 1933, in Philadelphia, to the late John Cassin Johnson and Margaret Louise Friedgen Johnson. Peggy graduated from Germantown Friends School and Beaver College (now known as Arcadia University) in Glenside with a degree in elementary education.
After graduation, Peggy worked as a first grade teacher at Enfield Elementary School, was a teacher and administrator at Carson Valley Nursery School, and later was a reading specialist at Germantown Academy. In the 1960s and 1970s, she was active in local politics and served as a committee woman for Whitemarsh Township and was the chairman of the bicentennial committee for Montgomery County. Her lifelong interest in Philadelphia antiques eventually grew into an antique business, specializing in English transferware china made for the American market, for which she became a nationally known collector and expert. For many years she raised and bred AKC Golden and Labrador Retrievers. Peggy partnered in a successful floral arranging business, providing beautiful arrangements for friend’s and family’s weddings and social events.
On December 27, 1955, Peggy married the late Frederick William Sutor III, an optometrist, at Mount Airy Presbyterian Church. Peggy and Fred were members of the Philadelphia Cricket Club where she was an active bridge player, tennis player and golfer, and for many years, she coordinated the ballboys and girls for the U.S. junior lawn tennis association events at the Cricket Club.
In 2007, they moved to the Hill at Whitemarsh. At the Hill, Peggy was a founding member and the proud leader of the Treasure Chest, a thrift shop, the proceeds of which benefitted the Employee Scholarship Fund; she actively played bridge and participated in community theater productions.
Peggy is survived by her son Frederick William Sutor IV, and his wife Heather Nancarrow Sutor of Fort Washington; three grandsons, John Cassin Sutor, Jr., and his wife Becca Sizemore Sutor, of Baltimore, Maryland; Frederick William Sutor V of Burlington, Vermont; John Nancarrow Sutor of Fort Washington; and her daughter in law Norie Wohlgemuth Sutor of Annapolis, Maryland. In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by a son, John Cassin Sutor.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, 1710 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, on November 4, 2022, at 12:30 pm. Internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Residents Association of THAW FAO The Treasure Chest, 4000 Fox Hound Drive, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444; or Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Unit, https://secure.jhu.edu/form/peds.