Sheila Sutland Pakula

by | Jan 16, 2017 | Obituaries

BALTIMORE, MD.—On November 29, 2016, Sheila Sutland Pakula (nee Sutland) passed away quietly at her home in Baltimore.

Sheila was the beloved wife of pediatrician Dr. Lawrence Pakula for 59 years. She was the daughter of the late Josephine and Dr. Frank Sutland, and the loving mother of Baila (Bruce) Waldholtz, Annette Pakula, Louis (Laura) Pakula and Dale (Phil) Perreault; adored grandmother of Andrew and Jennifer Waldholtz, Lauren and Martin Gregory, M.D., Frank and Elizabeth Pakula, and Daniel, Sydney and Benjamin Perreault.

Sheila was a graduate of The Emma Willard School in Troy, New York and graduated from The University of Pennsylvania and Russel Sage College. Mrs. Pakula was an amazing volunteer in the community, with her heart and energy most heavily committed to The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was a very active member of The Women’s Board at JHH, which has raised millions of dollars for the hospital. She was a trustee of The Park School and The Jemicy School.

The funeral service and interment were private. Contributions can be made to The Sutland/Pakula NICU at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Fund at Johns Hopkins Medicine, attn. Martha Quinn, 750 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202.