William A. Sutherland Jr., 62, of 8 Ash Court, Lewis Run, passed away Wednesday (June 13, 2012) at Select Specialty Hospital in Erie.
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Born July 23, 1949, in Bradford, he was a son of the late William A. and Arlene Keller Sutherland. On March 30, 1974, at the Bolivar Drive Baptist Church, he married Karen S. McKee Sutherland, who survives.
Mr. Sutherland was a 1967 graduate of Bradford High School and he attended Bryant & Stratton Business College. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, served in Germany during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. He returned to Bradford and worked at Corning Glass, S&G Pizza in Allegany, N.Y., Limestone (N.Y.) High School in the maintenance department and then as a welder for Allegheny Bradford Corp.
He had been a coach for Limestone Little League Baseball for many years. He was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabers and Baltimore Orioles; he also enjoyed watching and playing golf. His favorite pasttime was spending time with his grandchildren playing video games.
In addition to his wife Karen of 38 years, he is survived by a daughter, Nicole (Norman) Geist of Derrick City; two sisters, Diana Cousins of Olean, N.Y., and Dolores Simons of Kansas; three grandchildren, Cadyn Geist, Calyb Geist and Brysyn Geist; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Lisa Sutherland on Aug. 16, 1978; a son, William A. "Billy" Sutherland III on Sept. 6, 2009; one sister, Donna Cousins; and two brothers, Mike and Lee Sutherland.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church, officiating. Committal services and burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Limestone.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Western PA Leukemia Society of America, 9 Gateway Center, 13 North, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from June 14 to June 20, 2012