Donald Lance Sutherland ’49 died on June 21, 2006, in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Born on August 21, 1928, in Philadelphia, PA, he prepared for college at Belmont (MA) High School and the Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, MA, and became a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he entered in 1946. Following his graduation in 1949 as a member of that class, he joined the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company’s branch office in Chicago, IL. During the Korean conflict he served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1955, attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade. He was for some years associated with John C. Paige and Company in Boston and also was an agent with Aetna Life Insurance Company and the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, all in Boston, before working in the insurance business for himself. He served as a director of the Lowell (MA) Humane Society and as a leader of Boy Scout Troop 119 of the Hancock Congregational Church. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Schultz Sutherland, whom he married in 1950; a son, David Sutherland of Dracut, MA; a daughter, Sally S. Delwood of Columbia, MO; two sisters, Dottie Cain of Lombard, IL, and Muriel Keller of West Lafayette, IN; and five grandchildren.