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Robert Guy Sutton; Former Oak Park Principal

September 24, 2000

Robert Guy Sutton, a former principal at Oak Park High School and Calabasas High School, died at his home in Salinas on Sept. 16 of a heart attack. He was 61.

Sutton was born Sept. 23, 1938, in Victorville and grew up in South Pasadena. He graduated from Occidental College, where he majored in physical education, life science and social science.

He went on to Cal State Los Angeles, graduating with a master's degree. He played baseball during his high school and college years.

In 1969, he married Heather Schommer in Malibu. The couple moved to Glendale and he began his teaching and coaching career at Hoover High School.

He moved his family to Agoura, where he taught and coached basketball and girls softball from 1973 to 1978 at Agoura Hills High School.

For the next two years, he was dean of students at Calabasas High School.

He was dean of students at Oak Park High School from 1980 to 1982 and principal from 1982 to 1988.

He moved to Salinas, where he taught at Pacific Grove High School in Monterey for a couple of years, before moving back to Agoura.

He was principal of Calabasas High School until retiring in 1998.

For the past two years, he and his wife have lived in Salinas.

His hobbies included reading, golfing, basketball, baseball and watching horse racing.

In addition to his wife of 31 years, he is survived by their daughter, Katrina Sutton Gilpatric of Brentwood; sons, Mike of Corona and Brian of Laguna Hills; and eight grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assn., 2500 Las Posas Rd., Suite D, Camarillo, CA 93010 or the Alzheimer's Assn. 182 El Dorado St., Monterey, CA 93940.

Arrangements were under the direction of Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks Mortuary in Westlake Village.

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