Sullivan L. Halton
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Sullivan Lee Halton passed away peacefully at his home on November 1, 2013. He was born in Santa Barbara, CA on May 27, 1970. He grew up in Gainesville, FL and San Francisco, CA, and most recently lived in Lafayette, IN. Sullivan leaves behind his mother, Colleen Raffa, of Fort Lauderdale, FL; his father, Jack Halton, and step-mother, Ellen Sinaiko, of San Francisco, CA; sisters Molly Halton, of Denver, CO and Katie Raffa of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and his grandmother, Mary Flannery of Indiana. He also leaves behind his dear friend and loving sidekick, Gabrielle Meyer, as well as a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Sullivan, "Sully", was a decorated war hero with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He received over thirteen medals, including the Bronze Star Medal. He was proud of his contribution as a member of the armed forces and his service to America. Sullivan sacrificed himself selflessly for his country.
Sullivan attended military high school in Florida. He was an outstanding athlete and excelled in both football and baseball. He was the captain of both the football and baseball teams, and played semi-pro football.
There are not enough words or pages that would be adequate to express the loss and love that will be felt for Sullivan. He made a friend of everyone he met with his wit, intelligence and charm. For those who knew him, the following quote by Maya Angelou will have true meaning.
"Life offers us tickets to places which we have not knowingly asked for, then it makes us pay the fare."
Memorial visitation one hour prior to the 6 p.m. memorial service Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home, with Celebrant Carla Ellis officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Fund. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Hippensteel Funeral Home, Inc.
822 North Ninth Street Lafayette, IN 47904
Published in the Journal & Courier on Nov. 6, 2013