747 Captain, Northwest Airlines
Lawrence Sutherland
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 9, 1936
  • Place of birth:
    Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 25, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Poulsbo, Washington, United States
Let the memory of Lawrence be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Lawrence Sutherland, 76, born on April 9, 1936 and passed away on April 25, 2012. We will remember him forever.  We encourage friends and family to use this website to leave stories, comments, and other things to remember him by.  Thank you very much.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Xanny Sutherland on 27th August 2017

"I miss you Grandad, know you're looking over all of us."

This tribute was added by Reid Sutherland on 27th April 2015

"It has been three years since you passed on.  We miss you Dad."

This tribute was added by Xan sutherland on 25th April 2014

"Two years have gone by so fast.  I wish Dad was still around so I could update him on what all his sons are doing.  In case you are listening.  Everyone is doing well and making progress.  We sure do miss you."

This tribute was added by Suelen Sutherland on 23rd January 2014

"Foi meu sogro não tive a oportunidade de passar mais tempo e conhece-lo antes mas o pouco tempo me mostrou a pessoa maravilhosa e espetacular que ele era,sentiremos saudades eternamente e acredito que ele completou tudo na Terra principalmente vindo ao Brasil passar o primeiro ano do seu mais novo neto Keven."

This tribute was added by Reid Sutherland on 21st December 2013

"We all miss you Dad, and wish you could still be with us sharing your insights and wisdom.  We are keeping you close."

This tribute was added by Art Rangno on 25th April 2013

"Moving to a small district in Catalina, AZ, called "Sutherland Heights".
Its near the Sutherland Wash, which runs through  Sutherland Valley.
Larry will be with me always.


This tribute was added by Xan Sutherland on 25th April 2013

"All the boys really miss Dad this day one year on.  Tim's birthday is today but it comes with a sad reminder.  The year has passed so quickly but the memory of losing dad is still fresh.  Love you Dad."

This tribute was added by James Bradley on 25th April 2013

"In Memory of an outstanding Father and Aviator, Rest in peace.  Condolences to all  he touched.  Special regards to his sons whom I truly value and appreciate."

This tribute was added by Richard Khan on 9th April 2013

"Thinking of Larry on his Birthday ........ a dear friend who will always be remembered. We all miss you Larry ........"

This tribute was added by Richard Khan on 23rd May 2012

"Larry will always be remembered as not only an excellent instructor, but as a true gentleman that I was honored to call a friend. Following in his footsteps will be a difficult task for anyone, but I am confident that his son's will live up to his name and through them, Larry will forever be remembered. My deepest condolences to his family and friends worldwide. Rest in eternal peace ..."

This tribute was added by Fred Breitling on 8th May 2012

"Larry was the consummate airline pilot, with excellent piloting skills as well as a temperament and leadership qualities which served as a wonderful example to us new guys. As a wet-behind-the-ears S/O in 1966 I was fortunate to have had the privilege of flying with Larry a number of times. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by James Bradley on 8th May 2012

"My condolences.  Captain Sutherland was an amazing aviator.  He is survived by his family.  Knowing his sons they are a true testament to his likeness and professionalism!  
The world mourns his passing.  He will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by joseph coglitore on 7th May 2012

"My condolences to the Sutherland family. Larry meant a lot to a lot of people most of all to his sons. Larry cherished the time he spent with them and never wavered from their side. The world was a better place because of him. He'll be greatly missed. God bless!"

This tribute was added by jay jorgensen on 7th May 2012

"Larry and I seemed to be joined at the hip during my prolonged 3 holer left seat check out in Salinas many moons ago.  Andy & the boys in MSP training sent me there then seemed to forget about me. When I did get to fly it was mostly with Larry. It was always a pleasure and a new experience. I also enjoyed working the line with him and of course, debriefing. Condolences to the family"

This tribute was added by Arch Kennedy on 7th May 2012

"Larry and I were squadron mates at VR-22 in Norfolk, VA.  We were good friends that just didn't stay in contact.  What a mistake.  I regret that."

This tribute was added by Richard Farmer on 6th May 2012

"Larry was a true gentleman and great pilot. Always enjoyed flying with him and remember all the help he gave me in setting up my bee keeping hobby. He is missed."

This tribute was added by Lorna Muller on 5th May 2012

"Larry had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful story teller. I love the many bee hive stories. My favorite is the one that ended with the hive dropping on Rena's head (I don't know if I would have been as forgiving as Rena). Larry will be so very missed."

This tribute was added by tom brightman on 4th May 2012

"Condolences from a stranger in UK...."

This tribute was added by James Lindley on 2nd May 2012

"Larry was a great guy and enjoyable to be around at all times.
He will be missed. Condolences to his family."

This tribute was added by JP Pearson on 2nd May 2012

"To the Sutherlands,
Larry was the ultimate Captain.  Several years ago when I became a captain myself, I was advised that when things hit the fan in the cockpit ask yourself how your favorite captain would handle the situation, there have been many times where I ask myself "how would Larry handle this?"  He was much admired and will be missed."

This tribute was added by Art Rangno on 1st May 2012

"To all,

I was a member of the aircraft crew that so often featured Larry.  My job, at times, was to direct the aircraft into cumulus clouds.  I loved working with Larry! He was so easy going about taking the aircraft in whatever bizarre direction I asked for, or changed my mind about!"

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