William Sutherland Jr.

William A. Sutherland, Jr., 62, of 8 Ash Ct. Lewis Run, passed away Wednesday, June 13th, at Select Specialty Hospital, in Erie.

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 United States 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, Limestone High School in the maintenance department and then as a welder for Allegany 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 most favorite past time 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 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 August 16, 1978, a son William A. "Billy" Sutherland III, on September 6, 2009, one sister Donna Cousins and two brothers Mike and Lee Sutherland.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main Street, where funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, June 16th, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, of St. Bernard Church officiating. Committal servies and burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Limestone, NY.

Memorial, if desired, may be made to Western PA Leukemia Society of America, 9 Gateway Center, 13 North, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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