AOSA is saddened to share the loss of Edward Sueta, Sr. founder of Macie Publishing and industry partner of AOSA. He passed away peacefully on May 20, 2019. A private, family service was held in accordance with his wishes.
An outstanding performer, Ed was a consummate music educator who taught both privately and in the classroom for over thirty years.
Ed was born on August 27, 1929. He married Macie Redding during her senior year at High Point. He served during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy Band and performed throughout Europe including for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. Ed was later stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
He received his Master’s Degree from Columbia University, Teacher’s College. Early in his teaching career, Ed wanted to create teaching materials that would ensure his students’ success. In 1974, he published the Ed Sueta Band Method and began Macie Publishing Company. He authored numerous additional series and publications including Premier Performance for Band and the Be A Recorder Star Curriculum.
Ed is survived by Macie, his daughter Carla Sueta (Christer) of Blowing Rock, N.C. and NYC, his son Ed Sueta, Jr. (Laura Kearny) of Doylestown, PA, daughter Julie Milana Sueta of Peapack, NJ, grandchildren Emily Grace and Andrew Sueta and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the music program at the local school of your choice or to Smile Train.