“Hawaii” Bob Sutterfield


It is with regret that we announce that PCEC member “Hawaii” Bob Sutterfield passed away in the early morning of Sunday, August 2, 2015. Bob was a very active member of the club and will be missed by all.

Bob was born in Michigan in 1944.  He moved to Stoney Point Ontario in 1953 attending North Essex High School in Belle River Ontario. He graduated from Pershing High School in Detroit. When his mother and his sister Sue and brothers Mark and Alan moved to Hawaii in 1967, Bob stayed in Michigan where he owned a window tinting business. In the early 80’s he had a battle with cancer that was beaten. Soon after his treatment was finished he joined the rest of the family in Hawaii.

“Hawaii” Bob Sutterfield 1944-2015“Hawaii” Bob Sutterfield 1944-2015

Bob ran a Loan and Mortgage Office in Hawaii until he moved to Thailand in about 2004. For a time he lived in Udon Thani and then moved to Pattaya where he became an active member of the Pattaya City Expats Club, being on the Board of Governors from July 2010 until June 2014. He also was an active volunteer assistant with the Tourist Police.

Bob exemplified the Club’s motto of Expats helping Expats.  He was the original organizer of the Golf Group; he took over the Club’s Book Exchange and added a DVD lending library to it for benefit of members.  He also devoted considerable energy to his Frugal Freddy Group arranging weekly dining out nights at several of Pattaya’s reasonably priced restaurants and arranging for those restaurants to provide a regular discount to Club members.  He also was a volunteer assistant with the Tourist Police for several years.