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I am very saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Charles Sullivan who was not only my Analytic Geometry teacher during my junior year at Poly, but also a Poly faculty colleague from 1984 until his retirement in 1998. Mr. Sullivan contributed an ENORMOUS amount of time and energy to Poly, not only in his teaching and coaching capacity, but also in producing the Poly Cracker yearbook. He was a terrific math teacher, coach, editor, and was instrumental in the success of a multitude of Poly...

Had Mr. Sullivan for homeroom and math. One great teacher. Will remember him as a neighbor and customer in my father's store. He was one of the best math teachers in all my years at Poly. Always took time to help all of us understand concepts beside the 'how to's. Rest in peace Mr. Sullivan.

"Mr. Sullivan's" ability to convey wisdom, his professionalism, and his impatience with anything but one's best effort made him the quintessential Poly mentor and role model. Rest in peace, and God bless.

I had some wonderful teachers at Poly in the late sixties and early seventies, but Mr. Sullivan was one of the best. He was a great "explainer" and kept working with students until they "got it." He was always friendly and approachable, and usually had a quick wisecrack to keep things light. Thanks for everything, Mr. Sullivan. RIP.

Jim Zolbe, '72

Mr. Sullivan taught me plane geometry during my sophomore year at Poly in 1968 and was an excellent teacher with high standards. I appreciated how he always made time at the beginning and end of the class day to explain the solutions to some challenging problems. His enthusiasm for baseball, the Orioles and his students was so clear to all of us in his classes. I consider myself very lucky to have studied under him at BPI. Rest in peace, Mr. Sullivan.

Mr. Sullivan was a great teacher and even greater counselor. He was a major factor in my success at Poly. And we all know success at Poly translates into success in life. Thank you, Mr. Sullivan

May his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion
Seth Rosenberg Poly '97

I had the good fortune to play Varsity Baseball my Junior and Senior years at Poly. We were Ranked#1 and won the MSA title in my Senior year ,1973. Coach Sullivan's teams played smart Baseball and we were always prepared. Coach taught solid defense and I learned plenty from him. He knew his players abilities and put us where we had the best chance to succeed. He was a Winner !! God Rest his Soul . Gary Bishop Class of '73

Charlie and I started our teaching and coaching careers together at Poly in 1960 and shared many memorable moments together ..... especially the trip to Miami. He was truly "good people" and it was clearly a pleasure to have known him. So sorry for this loss ....... Harry Humphreys ('56)


Charles's Obituaries

Charles Bishop Sullivan, 77, died following short illness, in his home of Las Vegas, NV. Sullivan, graduated from Baltimoe Polytechnic Institute in 1956, and received his B.S. degree in math education from Johns Hopkins University in 1963. He taught mathematics at Poly for 37 years and coached...

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