Arthur J. Sullivan Jr.

  • "I had the distinct pleasure of working under Mr. Sullivan..."
    - Frank Calise
  • "I had the pleasure of meeting Arthur through Dana, and met..."
    - Courtney Angeli

Arthur J. Sullivan Jr., 88, of Portland, Ore., died of pneumonia on Monday, Jan. 28.

A service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m., at Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 NE 16 Ave., Portland.

A service for East Coast family and friends will be held in New Jersey later this year.

Born in Passaic to Eleanor and Arthur J. Sullivan Sr., Mr. Sullivan served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 542nd Field Artillery Battalion of the 42nd Rainbow Division.

After the war, Mr. Sullivan returned to college at Princeton University, graduating in 1946.

He earned his law degree from Yale University in 1950, and joined his father in the law firm of Sullivan & Sullivan P.C., which had offices in Clifton and Montclair, and was founded by his grandfather, Adrian D. Sullivan.

Mr. Sullivan practiced with the firm for 40 years.

He embraced public service, serving for many years as a City Councilor for the city of Clifton, and later as Clifton's City Attorney.

In 1964, Mr. Sullivan married Joan Drukker, his childhood sweetheart.

In 2006, he moved to Portland, Ore., to be closer to his daughter and her family.

Mr. Sullivan was predeceased by his wife, Joan, in 1983; and his three siblings, Louise Sullivan, Patricia "Patsy" Spicer, and Quentin Sullivan.

He is survived by his daughter, Dana and her husband David Schell and their children Lincoln and Eloise; and three stepchildren, Peter Benner, Patricia Benner, and Barbara Kaytes, and their families.

Published in The Montclair Times on Feb. 6, 2013
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