Notification of the passing of retired Navy veteran and NWA pilot Capt. Larry Sutherland. To view the family’s photo gallery and to leave stories/comments please visit the memorial website at http://lawrence-sutherland.forevermissed.com/
Lawrence Sutherland , 76 years old
Date of birth: Apr 9, 1936
Place of birth: Pennsylvania, United States
Date of passing: Apr 25, 2012
Place of passing: Poulsbo, Washington, United States
~ Let the memory of Lawrence be with us forever ~
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Lawrence Sutherland, 76, born on April 9, 1936 and passed away on April 25, 2012. We will remember him forever. We encourage friends and family to use this website to leave stories, comments, and other things to remember him by. Thank you very much.
From: RNPA News Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2012 12:53 PM Subject: Larry Sutherland Memorial Website.
Phil, please send this info out as an email as requested by Larry Sutherland's family.
Larry Sutherland's oldest son "Xan" sends that the family has opened a memorial website so Larry's friends can share memories and pictures of Larry with the all of his friends and the family.
Larry's health was excellent, and his untimely death has stunned them all. Larry started a small airline of his own as most of the "kids"
are flying big airplanes somewhere in the world for a plethora of operators. Your memories of Larry will be most appreciated by his family.
I first met Larry in Salina, Kansas in 1969 checking out as first officer on the 727. He was an excellent pilot, and as good an instructor as I met while at Northwest. One of my best months as second officer on the three-holer had been with Dave Monroe (Dave let S/O's fly a lot!) and he and Larry were pretty good friends. The last time I saw Dave he was with Larry at a now closed, small airport (Southport?) south of the cities at a Blue Angles airshow.Two good friends, two great pilots, and two really good guys,"flown west".
Dan Sutherland, son of Larry Sutherland, writes:
I just received your email address from Dave Nelson in Seattle. As many of the friends from Northwest Airlines have heard, Larry passed away on April 25th during exercise in his office from a heart arrhythmia.
It was an unexpected passing and we are still reeling from the death. I know Larry had many friends from the USN and Northwest Airlines that would like some info.
It has been really hectic here in Poulsbo, WA over the last few days trying to finalize arrangements for his funeral.
If you would be so kind to pass this information out to the ranks, I would really appreciate it.
Here is the info for services we have planned.
Tuesday: WAKE (European Style in the home)
Time: 10 am – 7 pm. Wake at the Sutherland home
21060 Stottlemeyer rd. NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
360-697-6915 (Mobile: Oldest Son “Xan” sounds like Zan 425-239-6381)
Directions from Seattle: Take the Bainbridge Island ferry and drive to Poulsbo.
Take Highway 305 to Poulsbo. After entering Poulsbo, take a right on Lincoln Road which is the second stoplight.
Drive approximately 2.5-3.0 Miles on Lincoln Road until reaching Stottlemeyer rd Northeast. Take a left on Stottlemeyer rd. Ne. After turning left on Stottlemeyer rd Ne, drive 300-400 yards and look for driveway on the right marked with blue house sign 21060. Take the first right turn on the dirt driveway and arrive at the Sutherland Home.
Wednesday: Memorial Service
Time: 2 pm.
Location: Gateway Fellowship Church. This church is located in the center of Poulsbo just off highway 305 and Hostmark Rd.
18901 8th Ave. NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Thursday: Burial Services
Time: 3 pm
Location: Tahoma National Cemetery
Tahoma National Cemetery
18600 Southeast 240th Street
Kent, WA 98042- 4868
Phone: (425) 413-9614
FAX: (425) 413-9618
Driving Directions: Directions from nearest airport:
From Sea-Tac Airport, take Interstate-5 southbound to exit 142A (Highway 18 Auburn/North Bend). Stay on Highway 18 for 13 miles. Take the S.E. 256th Street exit. At the stop sign turn left onto 256th Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto 180th Avenue S.E. proceed straight after three way stop. At the stop sign, turn right onto 240th Street. Tahoma National Cemetery is ¼ mile on the left.
If someone is planning to stay a night in Poulsbo, we have spoken to two different hotels.
Poulsbo Inn: 360-779-3921 (69 USD per night)
Guesthouse Inn and Suites: 360-697-4400 (65 USD per night)
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