Richard Joseph Sullivan

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Richard Joseph Sullivan HANAHAN - Richard Joseph "Sully" Sullivan, M Sgt. Ret., entered into eternal rest on Thursday November 15, at his residence in Hanahan, SC. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Aloysius Sullivan and Hilda Elizabeth Pugh Sullivan, his brother Joseph Aloysius Sullivan Jr., and his sister Kay Sullivan Buckler, all of Southern Maryland. Mr. Sullivan was born on March 19, 1936 at St Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC where he spent his childhood. He entered into the Marine Corp at the age of 17 where he spent the next four years in Japan, Korea, North and South Carolina. Upon leaving the Marine Corp, he entered the United States Air Force which then became his career. He was in service to his country for a total of 22 years. A USAF loadmaster his career took him all over the world while supporting the troops. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war and received many medals, including the Air Force Commendation medal. After his retirement from the Air Force he was employed by the US Civil Service at Charleston Naval Supply and the also the Naval Weapons Station before he retired. He is survived by his two sons, Craig L. Sullivan (wife, Cheryl) of Goose Creek SC, and Carey L. Sullivan of Moncks Corner SC, and three daughters, Diane Murray (husband, Stephen) of Hanahan SC, Catherine E. Rubinstein (husband, Mitchell) of Charleston and Lisa C. Todd (husband, Timothy) of Chattanooga TN, their mother, Doris Sullivan of Summerville SC and 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Wright, Allison Wright, Jillian Wright, Ashton Todd Newman, Kayleigh Todd, Molly Todd, Jacob Rubinstein, Adam Rubinstein, Allison L. Osbourne and Elaine L. Montero, and seven great grandchildren, Michaela, Emma, Adyson, James, Caleb, Shannon and Helene and one sister Colleen Harris (husband, James) of Charlottesville Virginia, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be cremated, as was his wish and interred at the National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, at a later date. A memorial service will be held at the Goose Creek United Methodist church at 2:00PM on Sunday afternoon the 18th of November. The family would like to thank with grateful appreciation, the wonderful care provided by Hospice of Charleston and by the staff of Comfort Keepers. A memorial, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the Goose Creek United Methodist Church, 1442 Redbank Road, Goose Creek SC 29445, Hospice of Charleston at 4975 Lacross Road, North Charleston SC 29406, or to the Alzheimer's Foundation. ARRANGEMENTS BY TRI-COUNTY CREMATION CENTER 11000 DORCHESTER ROAD SUMMERVILLE, SC 29485. (843) 821-4888 Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Nov. 17, 2012
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