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Thomas Howard Sutherin MSGT

March 19, 1944 ~ August 6, 2021 (age 77)

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Retired (USAF) Master Sergeant Thomas H. “Tom” Sutherin, age 77 of Troy, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021. He was born March 19, 1944 in Jefferson, OH to the late Hugh and Emma (Hartline) Sutherin.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Rae Ann Sutherin and two brothers, Hugh E. “Sonny” Sutherin and Jerry Sutherin.

Those left to cherish Tom’s memory include his wife Connie (Myers) Sutherin, whom he married April 18, 1993; daughters Natalie Miller (Terry) of Columbus and Natosha Schaefer (Patrick) of Troy; son Seth Payne (Tracy) of Somerset; five grandsons, four granddaughters, and two great-grandchildren, and many special relatives and friends. 

Tom was a graduate of Toronto High School and soon after joined the Air Force where he served his country proudly from 1962-1991 when he retired a decorated Master Seargent. Tom enjoyed golfing, fishing, and camping, but most importantly, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He was a life member of AmVets Post #88, Troy, a life member of VFW Post #5436, Troy, American Legions Post #43, Troy, Troy Eagles #971, life member of Troy Fish and Game, and an original and long-standing member of the Veteran’s Memorial Honor Guard of Troy. Tom was also a member of Masonic Lodge #670 in Canal Winchester, OH.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 PM-5 PM on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at VFW Post #5436 at 2220 Lefevre Rd. in Troy. An Honor Guard Ceremony will take place at 3 PM performed by the Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Troy. Memorial contributions may be given to the Veteran’s Memorial Honor Guard of Troy in the care of the VFW. Arrangements entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.  

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