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Thomas J. Sullivan Obituary
Thomas J. Sullivan, 90 Of Glenolden Thomas J. Sullivan, 90, passed away on September 25, 2012 at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital in Darby, PA, due to a ruptured aorta, the result of an aneurysm. Mr. Sullivan was born and raised in S.W. Philadelphia and was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish. He was a forty-month veteran of W.W. II serving in the Army Air Corps, two years overseas in England and Northern Ireland. He was a graduate of West Catholic HS in 1940 and St. Joseph's University in 1950. His varied twenty-eight years career as a U.S. Government employee included 5 years as an Investigator for the Inspector General and 4 years assigned overseas concluding with a two-year posting in Frankfurt, Germany accompanied by his wife and four younger children. Upon his retirement in 1975, he turned to his love for writing, penning many disciplines and formats from poetry to screen plays for the sheer delight of writing. He read 4 newspapers daily including the New York Times, admiring the writing abilities of their op-ed columnists. His family fondly recalls his keen wit and love for singing. Above all, Tom's greatest happiness came from his wife Miriam, their children and grandchildren. Pre-deceased by his siblings John Sullivan, Kay Tomlinson and Margie Curran. Survivors: Beloved husband of Miriam (nee Schlitte); loving father of Mark (Andrea), Nile (Barbara), Valerie (John) Molmer, Linda Sullivan (Kevin LaPergola), Julie (Michael) Sidoti and Colleen (Frank) Bannister; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; dear brother of Julie Gilligan. Memorial Service Saturday September 29 at 11 AM at McCausland Garrity Funeral Home, 202 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden, PA 19036 Visitation Saturday 10 to 11 M at the funeral home. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Processing Center, P.O. Box 8954, Topeka, KS 66608-8954 would be appreciated. Condolences: www.mcgfh.com

Published in The Daily Times on Sept. 27, 2012
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