SPARTA - William J. Sullivan Jr., 86, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born in Albany, N.Y., and graduated Sienna College in Loudonville, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science in economics. He was a proud U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II and the Korean War. William was a general manager for New York Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1985 after 31 years of service. He is survived by his beloved wife, Doris Collier Sullivan; sons, Timothy Sullivan and his wife, Jill, Michael Sullivan and his wife, Christine, and Scott Sullivan; daughters, Cassie Masone and her husband, Vincent, and Kelly Ross and her husband, Greg; 16 loving grandchildren; and his sister, Margaret Judge. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, at Saint Kateri Church, 427 Stanhope Road, Sparta. Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Salvation Army.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on May 22, 2014