John Francis Sutherland
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John Francis Sutherland
  • October 12, 1916 - June 9, 2017
  • North Carolina

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John Francis Sutherland, 100, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at Beacon Place Hospice.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Saint Pius the Tenth Catholic Church, 2210 North Elm Street, with Monsignor Anthony Marcaccio officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be held at Westminster Gardens Cemetery, 3601 Whitehurst Road.

John was born October 12, 1916, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Arthur and Mary Sutherland. He retired from the United States Army, in which he proudly served his country with the rank of Sergeant Major. He worked for law enforcement as a police officer in New York City for 25 years.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Sutherland was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn. Those left to cherish Mr. Sutherland's memory are his daughter, Patty Humburg and her husband, Ed of Greensboro; granddaughters, Katy Humburg of Winston Salem, Kristen Humburg Charlotte, and sisters, Alice Schmidt and her husband, Max of Greensboro and Agnes Lange of Florida. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 19, at Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel, 515 North Elm Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; www.woundedwarriorproject.org.