Sylvia B. Sutherland, formerly of 171 Valley Heights Drive, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at ManorCare North. She was born Nov. 21, 1923, in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of the late Robert and Elsie Cohen and the wife of Milton C. Sutherland, who died April 15, 1989.
Sylvia and her late husband were very active in Little League Baseball Inc. She served as the office coordinator for the Central Region of Little League Baseball Inc., from Sept. 1, 1974, and then relocated to Williamsport in July of 1990, following her husband's death. She was a special assistant at the Little League Baseball Inc. International Headquarters. In 1996, she became part-time year round and then officially retired in 2001 from Little League Baseball Inc.
Sylvia's extended family was made up of all the local people with whom she made friends while living in Williamsport, as well as lasting friends within the Little League organization.
Rabbi Doug Zelden will preside over the committal service in Illinois where she will be reunited with her parents, husband and pets, Ruffy and Toby.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 4 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church Chapel, 142 Market St., with the Rev. Kenneth Elkin officiating. Please plan on staying after the service to share memories.
Local funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.