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Louis C. Sutherland


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Louis C. Sutherland Obituary
June 2, 1926 - February 23, 2016 Louis C. Sutherland, of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, age 89, passed away from natural causes on February 23, 2016. He was born in Walla Walla, WA on July 2, 1926. He met Marilyn McLean on a blind date in 1947; they were married in 1949 and had three children. Lou's engineering career led him to work on many projects including the Boeing 707, as lead acoustical engineer on the Saturn V Rocket, and multiple projects related to noise control. His numerous awards included the Silver Medal on Noise from the Acoustical Society of America in 1994, NASA awards, and his body of work was the subject of a special session of the ASA in 2014. Lou is survived by his three children, Paul Sutherland of Torrance, CA; Nancy Sutherland of Seattle, WA; Alan Sutherland of Dallas, TX; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn, in 2010; his parents, Louis Sr. and Lulla May Sutherland; and three brothers, David, George, and John. A memorial service will be held on April 16th at 12:00 PM at the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Habitat for Humanity International, or to a .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2016
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