Donald Sutherland Obituary

Donald Augustus Sutherland
Donald Augustus Sutherland

August 13, 1938 - November 27, 2020
Born in Kirkland, Washington
Resided in Seward, Alaska


Donald passed away peacefully, at the age of 82, on Nov. 27, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska, from heart-related issues. He had made Seward, Alaska, his home. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of 37 years; son, Darrell (Lisa) Sutherland; stepdaughter, Diane (Robert Brown) Reynolds; grandchildren, Ashley Sutherland, Dylan Sutherland, Eli Brown and Emma Brown; brother, Alan (Janet) Sutherland; sister, Helena R. Poortvliet; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice C. Hohmann, Donald H. Sutherland; sister, Harriett E. Cuno; and his son, Steven Sutherland. The family dogs, Folly, Stormy and Windy, were waiting for Don at the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Don was a force to be reckoned with and had a quick and "spirited" sense of humor. Once you met Don you wouldn't forget him. He was quick-witted and always willing to engage in a lively banter. He was a huge part of the Seward community. Don served in the Navy. He was a longtime Legionnaire, a PUFL, a 25-year member of the Seward Volunteer Fire Department, as well as involved in the Elks Lodge. He was also one of the more notable American Legion Riders. Don was very civic-minded and involved in the Planning and Zoning Commission. He was a past President of the Chamber of Commerce.

Due to COVID-19, memorial services are deferred until summer. In lieu of flowers, Don requested donations be made to Seward Volunteer Fire Department and Seward American Legion Post 5.

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