Frederick R. Sullivan, 78, a lifelong resident of Marblehead, passed away at home on June 22, 2018. Fred was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, the son of the late Herbert Sullivan and Pearl (Ross) Sullivan. A graduate of Bates College in Maine, Fred was a former student and then became a teacher at the Glover Elementary School in Marblehead. He touched the lives of many, many Marblehead children, teachers, and faculty. After retiring, Fred returned to the Glover School as a volunteer teacher for several more years. He was a veteran of the National Guard. He was an environmentalist and avid photographer. He served the town for many years on the Conservation Commission, appointed initially in 1974 and serving until 1994 and appointed again in 2004 and serving until present. Fred was a passionate consultant to the town engineering department and Historical Commission. Fred was also active at the St. Andrews Church and was involved in the Ipswich Horseback Carriage Club. An active member of the Marblehead Yacht Club for over forty years, Fred was also a former Commodore. Fred leaves several cousins and many friends. A funeral service will be held in St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 135 Lafayette Street, Marblehead on Thursday, July 12 at 11AM. Burial to follow in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Visiting hours will be held at Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street on Wednesday, July 11 from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marblehead Museum, 170 Washing ton Street, Marblehead, MA. Please visit the online guestbook for Fred at www.eusti sandcornellfuneralhome.com
Published by The Marblehead Reporter from Jun. 30 to Jul. 12, 2018.