Cresmount Funeral Home - Fennell Chapel

322 Fennell Ave East, Hamilton, ON


Sam Sutter

August 7, 1942May 23, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Sam Sutter on May 23, 2020 in his 78th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Helen Sutter (nee Skoufis). Loving father of Angie Sutter-Kottaras (George) and Chris Sutter. Proud grandfather who will be missed dearly by Steven and Helen. Predeceased by parents Chris and Angeliki Sutter. Survived by sisters Anastasia Farfaras (the late George) and Efstathia Alexandrou (John), and brother Elias (Kathy). Also survived by brothers-in-law Kosta Scoufis (Vicki), Sam Skoufis (Evangelia), Chris Skoufis (Sofi) and sister-in-law Despina Stamatopoulos (Elias). Predeceased by sister-in-law Kaliopi Galineas (Sam). He will be missed by many relatives and friends in Canada, the USA and Greece. Sam emigrated to Canada in 1957 from Rizes, Arcadia, Greece as a teenager and completed high school at GCVI in Guelph, Ont. He then entered the food service industry and became manager for Zeller's Skillet restaurants across Canada. He then became a successful restauranteur as owner of Martin's Steak House and Lord Byron Steak and Seafood House. He enjoyed spending time with his family-especially his grandchildren, gardening and walking. He was an avid fan of soccer, the TiCats, the Leafs, the Blue Jays and curling. Sam always had a smile and a joke for anyone who would listen. He was kind-hearted and always gave more then he received. To quote one his favourite sayings, he was "totally awesome". Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private funeral service for immediate family will be held later in the week at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Ave. E. Flowers or donations to a food bank of your choice can be made in honour of Sam


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Sam Sutter

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June 2, 2020

We will keep forever in our memory Sam's trully exceptional character and of course his distinctive and unique sense of humor.

In a few words, Sam Sutter was indeed "totally awesome".

Ilias Stamatopoulos' Family (Ilias, Despoina and Bill)

Mary Bixby

May 27, 2020

I am very sorry Helen and Family, my deepest sympathy to you.
He was a remarkable man who taught me Life lessons about Leadership, work ethic and always fairness.
I worked for him at Zellers and then Martins, and can recall many a “Sam” story.
Sam was one of a kind and made the world a better place.
Thank you Sam


David Gallo

May 27, 2020

My wife Jan and I are sad to hear about the passing of Sam. The entire Gallo family had so many special occasions at Martin 's restaurant over many years. Sam and Helen always made our family feel special and he was a very kind man with extraordinary people skills. Our condolences to Helen and the Sutter family.

Dave & Jan Gallo.

Alan Muirhead

May 27, 2020

I’m sorry to hear of sams passing he will be a great miss . I worked with Sam for a long time at Zellers he was skillet I was automotive we used to meet in all the different stores , also enjoyed martins steak house Remembering the special drinks he concocted. remembered and forever in our hearts

Jennifer Holmes-Dziuba

May 27, 2020

It is with great sadness that I read of Mr. Sutter's passing. My family and I have always been grateful for the generosity of spirit shown by Mr. Mrs. Sutter, Angie, and Chris during a time of need in my mother's life 40 years ago and then in an on-going fashion for many years thereafter. My sincere condolences to Mrs. Sutter, Angie and family, and Chris. My family is making a donation to the food bank at Neighbour-to-Neighbour to honour Mr. Sutter's memory. With love, Jennifer

Nick and Lucy Finelli

May 27, 2020

Lucy and I are sorry to hear about the loss of Sam. Sam was a true gentleman always welcoming and cheerfully greeting us every time we dined at Martin's. He made us feel important and over the many years regarded him as a friend. He has left us to soon.

Nick and Lucy Finelli (TV Man)

Chris Kiriakopoulos

May 26, 2020

So sorry for your loss Helen. Deepest condolences to you and your family. May God welcome him into his loving arms, rest his soul and comfort your family during this most difficult time. May his memory be enteral always.

Chris and Olga Kiriakopoulos family
Ken and Helen Kiriakopoulos

Arvid & Olga k

May 26, 2020

Our Deepest Condolences to Helen and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Will always remember the wonderful times shared with you during our visits to Martin's Steak House as well as Sam's sense of humour. You've always made us feel like family. Thank you for the wonderful memories. Rest in Peace.

Frank Spiridoulias

May 26, 2020

Great memories:
Sam and I had 55 years of friendship, 14 of them a great partnership at Martin’s and at The Lord Byrons.
Mitsarah, I’m going to miss you,
Your friend, Frank.

debbie casperson

May 26, 2020

Angie, George and family, we were saddened to hear about your Dad. We have great memories of him at Martin’s on New Years Eve.
Take care.
Debbie and Dale xx


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