James Aiken Suter

September 10, 1946 - January 14, 2024
James Aiken Suter

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James Aiken Suter, 77, departed this life peacefully on January 14 th , 2024, at Hospice House in Williamsburg, Virginia, his family close by. He was born on September 10 th , 1946, to the late Nancy and Walter Aiken Suter, of Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

He attended Haverford High School, Mount Olive University and received an Associate Degree in Business at St. Joseph University. He served two years in the Army, stationed at Virginia Beach, Virginia. On July 22, 1967, Jim married Virginia Jacqueline Sandlin of Verona, North Carolina after meeting each other at Mount Olive University. In 1983, Jim and family moved to Williamsburg, Virginia where they purchased a local company called Kwik-Kopy Printing, which still operates today as Suter Printing. Over the years several other local printing companies were purchased and several locations added. Jim was very involved in the community. He was a past President of the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and
served on several other Boards, including the Williamsburg Hotel & Motel Association and Bacon Street Youth Services. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg for 35 years.

Jim loved his life, especially his beloved wife Jackie, his children, grandchildren, and friends. Enjoying time at the family’s beach house on Topsail Island, North Carolina, was his favorite pastime. He was the ultimate family man, always making sure to take care of his home and children.

Jim leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 56 years, Jackie, two children, son Geoffrey (Kimberly, Caroline, Isabella), daughter Heidi Hubbard (Bill, Camden, James, and Cash).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nancy and Walter Suter and his sister Marti Carroll.

Jim will truly be missed. He would often say “If things are not going your way, you can sit and wallow in it or get up and do something about it.” Jim’s words of wisdom will be remembered fondly by his family and friends.

A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers and cards, the family requests that donations be made
to the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg Foundation through the Williamsburg Community Foundation and
the Hospice House of Williamsburg.


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  • March 22, 2024
    Eveline Watmough says:
    Jackie Geoff Heidi and families, so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing , he was such an active man , so it was quite a shock to hear he had passed . He was obviously a great boss or I and the rest of the original crew would not have worked for hm all those years and not forgetting Jackie of course , best bosses I ever had , that’s for sure . We were treated like family and that’s saying a lot . So very sad . My sincere condolences to all of you . Love ❤️ Eveline

  • February 02, 2024
    Melinda Lewis says:
    Heidi, Geoff, and family - So saddened to read of your Dad's passing. He was always so willing to help with any Chamber event, printing need or sponsorship. I have never forgotten his eyes filling with tears as he described the birth of his first grandchild. He was in awe of God's tiny creation. Remember always his love for you.

  • January 27, 2024
    Donna Martin says:
    Dear Jackie, Geoff and Heidi. I am so sorry to hear this news. Never saw Jim without a smile on his face and a wonderful mood. Prayers for you all. Donna Martin.

  • January 25, 2024
    Annette Gwaltney says:
    So sorry to to learn of Jim's passing. Hewas a big part of my life, a great friend, wonderful boss and friend, Jackie, Geoff and Heidi, take care of yourselves and love and miss you all. I enjoyed every minute of working with you all. Thoughts and prayers