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Alberta Black Mason Sutherland
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Alberta Black Mason Sutherland, 90, beloved mother and devoted friend, entered the gates of Heaven Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Known to her friends as "Bert," she was born on September 26, 1927. She was the second eldest of 9 children born to Lindsey and Lucy Durbin Black. A lifelong resident of the Waynesburg area, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Dean Sutherland Sr. who died January 17, 2001.; daughter Sandy Mason; son Bill Mason; step-daughter Lynn Stanton; step-son Lee Sutherland; her parents; her ex-husband Alan Mason; and her brothers: Alvie, Jim, George and Harry Black. Bert is survived by step-children Grant and Chris Sutherland; Jill Farrell; and Ken and Mary Stanton. She leaves behind brothers John, Ralph, and Chuck Black, sister Patty Smitley, and sisters-in-law Florence and Patty Black. Bert leaves behind a great legacy of seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She attended Waynesburg College and worked for Greenway Shirt Factory, from which she retired as supervisor after 20 years, in 1972. She was bookkeeper for Grant Logging Company. Upon retirement, she and husband Grant traveled the country, visiting 48 out of 50 states. Upon her request, there will be no viewing and her burial will be private at the Oakmont Cemetery in Waynesburg. A memorial service and celebration of Bert’s life will be announced at a later date. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home, Inc. Daryl L. Throckmorton Owner/Director 197 N. Maiden St. Waynesburg, PA. 15370 are in charge of arrangements. Information is on line at


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At the request of the deceased. There will be no public visitation or services. Burial is private.

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