Kevin James Sullivan
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APR 18 1952 - JUL 20 2012
Kevin was born April 18, 1952, and grew up in Seattle, the majority of his young summers spent at Montlake Playfield. He went to St. Joseph's for elementary school, Meany Junior High, and Nathan Hale High School.
After high school, Kevin went to work for Beebe and Runyon as a warehouseman, but his life was soon interrupted by disease of the kidney. The day after Henry Aaron set the career home-run mark, he received a kidney from his older brother Sean that lasted 36 years. As part of his recovery, Kevin went back to school, first to Shoreline Community College, and then Seattle University, where he took his degree.
After a spell at Kimball Elementary, he settled into his teaching career, first at Madrona Elementary, and then at Madison Middle School. He was an accomplished P.E. teacher, and after school a calm driving instructor.
Kevin was a good friend to many people, and leaves behind many and various good friends. He was hard-working his whole life, enjoyed playing cards, billiards, softball, golf and other sports. He traveled frequently during his years with Charlene Low, collecting sand wherever there was a beach. He might have lived in Hawaii if his good health had continued.
Kevin's luck held until three and a half years ago, and he has had nothing but struggle since. He was resolute in the face of a relentless siege of ill health and crisis. He finally died on Friday, July 20, 2012.
He was preceded in death first by his younger brother, Brian, and later his father, Ray, and mother, Kathleen.
Living on are his brother, Kieran (wife Dinah), and Kieran's children Sam, Kiara, and Braxton, as well as his other brother , Sean (wife Jeannie), and his son Will. Kevin is already greatly missed by both friends and family.
A memorial gathering in Kevin's honor will be held at Cooper's Ale House on Lake City Way in Seattle on Saturday, Aug. 11, between 1 and 4 p.m. All friends, acquaintances and colleagues are invited to gather at that time to celebrate Kevin's unique life.
Published in The Seattle Times on July 29, 2012