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David S Sutherland

July 9, 1940 ~ April 8, 2018 (age 77)

David S. Sutherland

    OF SPRING HILL, FLORIDA, PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 8, 2018 AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH HEART AND LUNG ISSUES. BORN IN NEW YORK CITY IN 1940 TO HOWARD ROOT SUTHERLAND AND EDNA SMITH SUTHERLAND, HE WAS A GREGARIOUS PERSON, ENJOYING THE COMPANY OF HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY. DAVID GRADUATED FROM FAIRFIELD PREPARATORY SCHOOL IN FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT AND THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS IN WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS. HE RECEIVED AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE FROM THE U.S. MARINE CORPS. HE MARRIED ROSE KELLY IN 1964, AND BEGAN LIVING IN LORDSHIP, CONNECTICUT AND LATER IN MAINE.

 

HE DEVELOPED THE INITIAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS IN MANY COMPANIES IN CONNECTICUT AND MAINE, INCLUDING THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND LLBEAN.

 

RETIRING IN 2005, THE SUTHERLANDS BOUGHT A HOME IN SPRING HILL, FLORIDA WHERE DAVID CONTINUED TO FISH, PLAY GOLF AND TENNIS, AND SHOOT SKEET. HIS MOST ENDURING LOVE WAS FOR HIS FAMILY, ESPECIALLY HIS GRANDCHILDREN, WHO LIKE HIS FRIENDS, WERE ENTERTAINED BY HIS MANY FUNNY AND DETAILED STORIES.

 

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, ROSE KELLY SUTHERLAND; HIS SISTERS, GAIL WRIGHT OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK AND LAURIE BARNETT OF BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA; CHILDREN, SEAN ANDREW SUTHERLAND OF JACKSON HEIGHTS, NEW YORK AND KELLY ELIZABETH ANDERSON AND HUSBAND, MATHEW ANDERSON OF WEBSTER, MASSACHUSETTS; NEPHEW STEVEN WRIGHT OF NEW YORK CITY; GRANDCHILDREN MITCHELL DAVID ANDERSON OF BRIGHTON, MASSACHUSETTS AND DARCY KELLY ANDERSON OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

 

THERE WILL BE A SHORT MEMORIAL AT DOWNING FUNERAL HOME, WENDY COURT, SPRING HILL, FLORIDA ON SATURDAY, APRIL 14 AT 1 PM FOLLOWED BY A CELEBRATION FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT TIMBER PINES LODGE. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS IN MEMORY OF DAVID MAY BE MADE TO HPH HOSPICE, HUDSON, FLORIDA.

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