Suthy passed away Jan. 26, 2023, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 86.
He came to Princeton from Eastchester (N.Y.) High School, where he played basketball and was active in student government. At Princeton, his interest in the Bible and evangelism was strengthened by his membership in the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship. He belonged to Prospect Club and his senior-year roommate was James Nesbitt.
After graduation, Suthy earned a master’s degree in theology at Dallas Theological Seminary in 1962. A few days later, he married Rodina Priestly. They went to Papua, New Guinea, where he did linguistic, medical, and literacy work in the Australian branch of the Unevangelized Fields Mission. From 1970 to 1982, he was the evangelist to students at the University of Grenoble, France, and professor of Bible studies.
In 1971, at Grenoble, he was hit by a 32-ton truck and everyone thought he would die, but his faith was strong and his broken bones and spine healed with no medical intervention. Soon, he was up walking, climbing mountains, and skiing in the French alps!