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John William Sullivan, 85, of Southern Pines, NC passed away January 29, 2010 in NC.

Mr. Sullivan was born September 22, 1924 to the late Florence Patrick Sullivan and Anna Marie Gallager Sullivan in Buffalo, NY.

Mr. Sullivan was a veteran of WWII in the Merchant Marine and was wounded during that time in Bari, Italy. He was a 4th degree member of The Knights of Columbus. He retired from the Dana Corporation in 1983 after twenty-nine years of service making Southern Pines his home. He expressed a strong love for Southern Pines often saying, “Southern Pines is just a few Blocks from Heaven”.

Mr. Sullivan is survived by his wife of sixty two years, Harriett Mary Leavy Sullivan, Four sons, John “Mike” Sullivan and his wife Claire of Hampstead, Edward Sullivan of OR, James Sullivan of MI, and Thomas Sullivan of WA, Two daughters, Sissy Peterman of WA and Sue Daniels of Bridgewater, MA, A sister, Mary Theresa Alico of Orchard Park, NY, Six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Mr. Sullivan was preceded in death by a brother Patrick “Joe” Sullivan and a sister Kathryn Sullivan.

A Memorial Service was held on May 29 at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home in Salem, followed by burial in Lakeview Cemetery in Hampstead.

Memorial donations can be made in memory of Mr. John Sullivan at The Pope John Paul II Catholic School, 320 North Ashe Street Southern Pines, NC 28387. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Published on  May 26, 2010
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