Alex W. Sutherland


Alex W. Sutherland, 36, was a native of Chehalis, Wash., and a graduate of Chehalis High School. After graduation from the University of Missouri, Alex moved to Bellingham and Seattle, Wash., Jeffersonville, Ind., and later, Louisville, Ky.

He was a market clinical strategies analyst for Humana in Louisville, Ky. He was a former digital/studio tech at, Jeffersonville, Ind., and previously a photographer for the NRA, Fairfax, Va., and staff photographer for The Daily Chronicle in Centralia, Wash. His hobbies included restoring his TR6 British sports car, photography, traveling, hiking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Alex adored his Bengal cat, “Nikki”, and his beloved ferrets.

In addition to his parents, Dave Sutherland of Olympia, Wash., Susan E. Poltl, and step-mother, Suzanne Banister of Jeffersonville, Ind.; an older brother, Rev. Fr. Philip Sutherland, SJ.; and older step-brother, David and Tricia Sutherland, Adelaide, Australia; Alex is survived by his maternal grandmother, Lois Poltl of Santa Maria, Calif.; along with many aunts, uncles, and, cousins, mostly from Washington and California; and his “best friend”, Todd Shaner.

Memorial mass for Alex Sutherland will be held Dec. 23, 2020, at 1 p.m., at Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1840 E. 8th St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130. All are welcome. (Please bring a mask). In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Kentucky Humane Society, 1000 Lyndon Ln., Louisville, KY 40222. Memories of Alex and messages of support for the family can be shared at