John Sutherland, 68, of Rye, New York, passed away suddenly on January 23, 2023. He enjoyed a decades-long career in private wealth management, most recently as an executive vice president with Morgan Stanley in Manhattan.
Following graduation from Mt. Lebanon High School in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., he received a BSE degree in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA degree from Duke University, where he was a varsity track and rugby player and a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
A remarkable athlete, Jack, as he was known, was a nationally ranked platform tennis player. He also enjoyed golf, bird hunting, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, and biking. A lover of the outdoors, his knowledge of the winds, tides, constellations, space travel, gardening, and paleontology was unmatched.
Mr. Sutherland, said his family, was “incredibly kind and generous with everything he had, especially his time and love. He will be remembered for his ready smile, brilliant and sharp intellect, legendary storytelling abilities, and adventurous spirit.”
He is survived by his children, Matthew (fiancée Kaleigh) and Kelly; his siblings, Bill (Kate) Sutherland, Holly (Bob) Kimmitt, Laurel (Dick) Wimer, Ashley (Bill) Rogers, Mac (Mary) Sutherland, and Heather (Tom) Finke; his devoted partner, Jamey Murphy, of Darien, Conn.; and dozens of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Nancy (McDonald) and William Wallace Sutherland Jr.
A memorial service will be held February 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the Reformed Church of Bronxville.
Donations in Jack Sutherland’s memory may be made to the New York Athletic Club Athlete’s Fund (nyac.org/athlete-s-fund).