Paul "Pic" Edward Sullivan, 79, passed away on Jan. 25, 2013. Born to Louise and David Sullivan on July 3, 1933 in Mexico, MO, he was a graduate of St. Brendan's High School in Mexico, MO. He served in the U.S. Army as military police from 1954-1956 before going on to graduate with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Missouri in 1959. He married his childhood sweetheart, Lynne Beam, in 1956. Paul retired as a Vice President from Labconco after 34 years of service. In his retired life, Paul was a dedicated volunteer with various organizations such as Animal's Best Friends, Truman East Hospital, and Meals on Wheels. Paul was the epitome of the word 'gentleman.' He was a humble, kind, generous and loving soul who was dedicated to his family. He was preceded in death by his sweetheart, parents, several brothers and sisters. Survivors include his sons, Greg (Karen) of Midlothian, VA, and Michael of Tampa, FL; his sisters, Mary Jane Dickey of Mexico, MO, and Delores Perkey of Sun City, AZ. Lastly, he leaves behind his beloved poodle Ginger. A memorial interment and celebration of Paul and Lynne's life will be scheduled at a later date.
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Published by Kansas City Star on Jan. 28, 2013.
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I have just learned of Paul's passing and my heart is heavy.I had the great pleasure and opportunity to work with Paul at Labconco many years ago. He was the consummate professional in every respect. My wife, Marj, and I enjoyed many get-togethers with Paul, Lynne and the old LCC engineering gang, many times at their house. Marj and I also share in the grief at the loss of Lynne. We let too many years go by without getting back together and stand as examples to others to not let that happen with those we are close to. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Paul and Lynne.

Jim Gerner
February 27, 2013
I am grateful for the life of Mr. Sullivan. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.
February 19, 2013
Paul hired me to be his assitant some 37 years ago at Labconco and became a treasured friend for life. Paul taught me alot over the years and will be truly missed everyday
Kevin Gilkison
February 12, 2013
I was Paul's secretary at Labconco years ago. He was a gracious, kind gentleman. He would always come back from his world travels with wonderful stories. He will be truly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers to his family during this most difficult time.
Kiim Evans
February 6, 2013
Paul was a great friend for almost 40 years together, it was my great good fortune to travel all over the world with him. He taught me many things. My heart is heavy with his passing. He touched many lives on many continents. He leaves many people he mentored to. God bless Paul Sullivan
Mark Weber
February 2, 2013
Greg and Mike, I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. My Dad was so proud of him and told us of his many accomplishments and hard work helping the needy. We always enjoyed seeing your parents in Missouri, but the occasions were too few. God bless you and comfort you with the knowledge of a heavenly reunion of Uncle Paul, Aunt Lynne, Uncle Jim and Aunt Nancy, Grandma Sullivan, R.J. and Mary and all our loved ones who have gone before us. Love from your cousin, Ann
Ann Bowen
January 29, 2013
Greg & Karen,

With heartfelt sympathy, we are here for you.

Your Firestone/Corneal Family
January 28, 2013
Paul was a great guy. I worked with him for many years at Labconco. We played a lot of chess games at lunch time. I got to know Lynne as well. What a wonderful couple. They are missed very much
Mel Wise
January 28, 2013
Mike: I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Prayers going out for you and all your family.
Diana Sharpe-Harris
January 28, 2013
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