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Fred S Suloff

November 29, 1938 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Fred Stuart Suloff, 84, passed peacefully at his home on Friday, July 28th, surrounded by his two sons.  Fred was born at home in Pennsylvania, to Dorthea Bessie and Edward James Suloff in 1938.  Fred moved out of his parents’ home when he was 14 and lived in a boarding home while he finished high school in Delaware.  He met the love of his life, Gail Elizabeth Jamieson, while in high school and they married in 1961.  They were married only a few months when he was drafted into the Army where he was part of the 173rd Airborne and spent a good portion of time stationed in Okinawa, Japan.  He impressively made 52 jumps out of “perfectly good airplanes”.  Fred was a mechanic by trade and owned and operated his own service station in Delaware before moving west.  Fred had gone hunting in Star Valley in the mid-seventies and wanted to leave the east coast, so he and Gail packed up a Ryder truck and moved out west with their sons in 1979.  Fred was employed by B&H Chevrolet for a short while before starting his own auto repair facility in Afton.  The business quickly grew, and Fred built a new building in 1983, which is now the present location of B&H Auto Repair. As fate would have it, Dirk Hillyard, the grandson of Fred’s first employer in the valley, would eventually buy the family business after 33 years of operating.  Fred’s son Mark joined his father in 1985 and they were fortunate to work alongside each other for many years before Mark assumed operations. Fred added a small wrecker in the early 80’s and the towing and recovery business grew and became a passion for him.  The towing business was sold to Shawn Nelson in 2013.  When Shawn and his family took over the business, they kept the name “Suloff’s” and if you need towing or recovery work today, you’ll find Suloff’s Towing to be the local provider.  Fred and the family were honored and taken aback by Shawn’s decision to keep the name.  Shawn simply replied, “there’s been one tow company to call for 30 years”.  Fred loved to hunt and fish and had a passion for softball where he watched his boys, developed many friendships, argued with a few umpires, sponsored many teams, and was involved in the local league for many years.  He was inducted into the Wyoming Softball Hall of Honor in 2004.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife Gail.  He is survived by his sons Mark (Stephanie) of Afton and Jeff (Annette) of Laramie, his brother “Buzzy” of Delaware and sister “Tiny” of Pennsylvania.  He deeply loved, shared many great times with and was loved by his 5 grandchildren, Marcie, Kurtis, Karlie, Colin and Delaney.  He was also blessed with 10 great grandchildren; the 10th being born just a few days before his passing.

While Fred had many close friends and many that cared for him, he never wanted to be the center of attention and did not wish to have a service; the family will celebrate and honor his life at a later time. 

The family would like to express immense gratitude to his care providers over the years and especially his hospice care providers Jamie, Triniti, and Emma who shared the final months of his life with him.  Up until the end, he had a unique charm about him.  The family would also like to publicly thank the Nethercott family for their kindness and generosity.  The Nethercott’s are the most selfless, caring, and loving people and set an example of service that the world needs more of.  Fred and the family were truly blessed to have them as neighbors and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the hospice providers in Star Valley or your local hospice facility.

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