- The Washington Times - Monday, November 22, 2004

Oscar Ralph Suthard, 89, retired CIA worker

Oscar Ralph Suthard, a lifelong Northern Virginia resident, died Nov. 15 in Fredericksburg, Va. He was 89.

Mr. Suthard was born in Alexandria.

He joined the Marine Corps during World War II. After his service, he joined the federal government, and eventually worked for the CIA until his retirement. He earlier worked for A&P; Food Stores, Peoples Drug, the AB&W; bus company and as a driver for the Chesapeake Farms Chevy Chase Dairy.

He served as a deacon and trustee for many years at the Glencarlyn Road Baptist Church in Falls Church and was a founding director of the One Loaf Christian Fellowship Church of Northern Virginia. He was a selfless supporter of ministries and charities.

He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and travel, and was interested in model trains.

Survivors include his children, Jeanne Ellen Suthard Cornell and James Ralph Suthard; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His wife of 65 years, Rebecca Hopkins Suthard, died last year. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mildred, Ida, Margaret and Edna Louise; and a grandson.

A memorial service will be held at Glencarlyn Road Baptist Church, 3245 Glencarlyn Road, Falls Church, at 2 p.m. Dec. 4, what would have been Mr. Suthard’s 90th birthday. His remains will be interred at Mount Comfort Cemetery later in a private service.

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