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SUTHERLAND, Page Hamilton, 80, passed away April 3, 2013. He was born to the late Alban and Virginia Sutherland on September 29, 1932 in Petersburg, Va. He spent his youth in Sutherland and Petersburg, Va. Page attended Petersburg High School, Saint Christopher's School and majored in history at the University of Virginia. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Page was regional director of the Tobacco Institute and after retiring, he was a government affairs consultant for Philip Morris USA. Page was a former chairman of Trinity Episcopal School, past president of National Tobacco Festival, board member Tobacco/Textile Museum, past chairman of Richmond on the James, board member of Historical Richmond Foundation, past member of the Board of Virginia Athletics Foundation, UVA, past president of Richmond Gentry, former member of Richmond Rotary Club, and member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Virginia Historical Society and numerous other foundations. Page is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara Lee "Bobbie Lee" Norris Sutherland; his children, Barbara Page Sutherland Gaylor and husband, Steven Allen, Elizabeth Norris Sutherland Kennon and husband, Richard Randolph Kennon Jr.; grandchildren, Richard Randolph Kennon III "Ranny," Lee Hamilton Kennon, Sarah Page Kennon; brother-in-law, Robert William Norris Jr. and wife, Faith; and numerous cousins. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., Richmond, Va. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, at River Road Presbyterian Church with interment following at Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite animal rescue organization or the Virginia Historical Society. Condolences may be left at

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Published online on 4/5/2013 courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch.