Karl and Lea Sutker


Walterboro, SC


After they married in 1935, Karl (1910-1994) and Lea Sutker (1916-2015) opened a clothing and appliance store in Walterboro, and helped found Temple Mt. Sinai Synagogue there in 1950 before they moved to Beaufort. In Beaufort, the couple opened Beaufort Yacht Basin, a marina on the Intracoastal Waterway, and The Galley restaurant. After 1955, Lea worked for Schein’s, Fox Jewelers, United 5&10, and People’s Bank in Beaufort.

Main Image: Temple Mt. Sinai groundbreaking, Walterboro, South Carolina, 1950. Karl Sutker, second from left.

Collection of Paul Siegel.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

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