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John (Jack) Sullivan of Palm Coast, Florida, entered into God's World after many years of illness. He was 75 years old and died Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Jack was born in New York on September 6, 1937 to parents Jeremiah and Anna Gavin Sullivan, and was raised in the Bronx. He worked in construction as a truck driver and as a Teamster Foreman, retiring from Teamster Local 282. He owned several bars and restaurants in Mt. Vernon, New York. Jack was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army serving 26 months overseas, and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Association. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Loyal Order of Moose, and the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Wurtsboro, New York, and Santa Maria Del Mar Church of Flagler Beach, Florida. Jack also enjoyed traveling with his recreational vehicle, and loved to play cards, especially Texas hold'em poker. Jack is survived by his loving wife Patty Anne Sullivan of Palm Coast, Florida; his brother Gerald Sullivan and his wife Margie of Toms River, New Jersey. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Frances Sullivan of New York, with whom he had four children: daughter Frances and her husband Richie; son Jack; daughter Mary and her husband Nelson; son Thomas and his wife Margarite; including their 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church, Wurtsboro, New York with Father Peter Madori officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Wurtsboro, New York. Arrangements will be at Vaninwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, Wurtsboro, New York.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 19, 2013