In Memoriam


In Memory of

Joseph R. Sutherland

November 10, 2016


Joseph R. Sutherland, 89, formerly of the Twp. of Washington, NJ, entered God's loving care on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at JFK Haven Hospice in Edison, NJ.

He was born in the Bronx, NY to Caroline Sutherland (nee Wolf). Beloved husband of Eileen Sutherland (nee McGinley) for 66 years, they moved to the Township of Washington in 1954 where they made their home until 2013.

He was a founding member of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Knights of Columbus and the Washington Township Ambulance Corps. Joe also served as President of the Golden Seniors of the Twp. of Washington and was an active volunteer at Pascack Valley Hospital. Joe was a Port Authority of NY and NJ Police Officer for 20 years during which time he also obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Paterson College. He then served as Director of Administrative Services for BMW NA in Woodcliff Lakes until his well deserved retirement in 1989. Joe also served in the United stated Navy during world war II.

Devoted father of Maureen Sutherland and her husband Joseph Cheben, of San Antonio, Texas, Barry Sutherland and his wife Fran of Edison, NJ and Jill Noda and her husband Ken of Wheaton. Illinois. Dear brother of Gregory Sutherland. Loving grandfather of Mark Cheben, Sean Cheben and his wife Brittany Wright, Amy Cheben and her husband Tyler Smith, Brian and Marissa Sutherland, Josh Noda and his wife Andrea, Andrew Noda and his wife Cady and Connor Noda.

The family will receive their relatives and friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 2:00pm-6:00pm. The Funeral Mass celebrating Joe's life and faith will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, 668 Ridgewood Road, Twp. of Washington, NJ on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Cemetery of the Ascension, Airmont, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's name may be made to JFK Haven Hospice, 65 James Street, Edison, NJ 08820, which provided him loving care during his final days.

 Published in The Record on Nov. 11, 2016


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