Sulo died Nov. 4, 2016, after a long battle with alcoholism and depression. Born Dec. 11, 1973, in Vallejo, Calif., Sulo was a talented musician, writer, actor, swimmer, and tri-athlete. He was a graduate of Montgomery (Calif.) High School, and earned a degree in English and a certificate in theater arts from Princeton. 

While at Princeton, Sulo exploited his many gifts. He was a member of the men’s swim team freshman and sophomore year, the Zeta Psi fraternity, and Ivy Club during his sophomore and junior years, becoming independent his final year. 

He performed in a variety of theater productions. He was also a member of multiple bands, including the Ska Kings, with classmate Fayvor Love on vocals, and a funk-rock band called Smoothboy. Sulo played drums in both, and according to bandmate Nick Confessore ’98, “Sulo was fantastic. One of the best drummers I ever played with — comfortable with Ska, punk, funk, everything. He was just a great percussionist, but, you won’t be surprised to learn, always wanted to be a front man, so sometimes we would let him come out and sing lead.” 

After Princeton, Sulo continued a life in the arts, with acting, producing, and writing credits in film, television, and video games. 

Sulo is survived by his mother, Barbara, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; his father, Don, of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; son Justice Fernandez Williams of El Cerrito, Calif.; and additional extended family.  

Sulo’s mother, Barbara, asks that we remember him as we knew him: smart, funny, creative, driven, and generous. Donations in his memory may be made to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence at, or to a mental-health or alcohol- or drug-abuse prevention organization. 

Undergraduate Class of 1996