Georgetown retailer and community leader Albert "Sandy" Suffoletta, 92, died Monday.
Also known as "Suff," Mr. Suffoletta founded Suff's Fine Furniture and Oriental Rugs in 1961, when he began selling carpet out of his home in Georgetown, according to the company's website.
Today, Suff's employs its third generation of the Suffoletta family and has two stores, one in Georgetown and one in Jessamine County, in front of Kohl's on Nicholasville Road.
Mr. Suffoletta served on the Georgetown City Council for many years and was the first chairman of the Scott County Parks and Recreation Board. He spearheaded efforts to build Georgetown's first public pool.
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Scott County Judge-Executive George Lusby, who served on the city council with Mr. Suffoletta, described him as "a person who gave a lot more than he took," a community-minded man who was full of fun.
A World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps, he was a native of Ohio who attended Georgetown College, where he met his wife of 62 years, Myra Greene Suffoletta.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Suffoletta is survived by a son, Richard Suffoletta; a daughter, Jean Tennant; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Suffolettas had another son, Robert, who died in childhood and for whom a city park and pool are named.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church in Georgetown. Services will follow at 2 p.m. Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.