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Lt. Col. John R. Sullivan

August 12, 1932 February 15, 2014
Lt. Col. John R. Sullivan
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Obituary for Lt. Col. John R. Sullivan
Lt. Col. John R. Sullivan, 81, of Boulder, Co passed away on February 15, 2014 in his home. Born on August 12, 1932 in Lakewood, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Emmett John and Elizabeth (Ripley) Sullivan. With his father being a career U.S. Naval aviator, John was raised throughout the U.S., having attended 21 schools by the Seventh Grade. He graduated from high school in 1950 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force where he received many awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross and The Air Medal. Voted "the best family man" in his high school class, John was true to form and will be greatly missed by his daughters. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Katherine Whitehouse, eldest daughter of Katherine Elizabeth and Clarence A Whitehouse of Pottsville. He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Sullivan Lyon (Bruce) of Fairfield, CA, and Wendy W Sullivan (Chad Fuller) of San Anselmo, CA; his sister Patricia Greene (William C) of Charlottesville, VA.; and his brother Michael E Sullivan (Karen) of Kingwood, TX; plus many nieces, nephews and their children. Friends and family may attend a memorial service with military honors on Saturday May 10th at 11:00 a.m. at Charles Baber Chapel and Cemetery, 1400 W. Market St., Pottsville. Memorial contributions in John's name may be sent to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (www.boulderhumane. org), Charles Baber Cemetery Preservation Trust (www.babercemetery. org), or another charity of your choice. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at


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May 10, 2014 Charles Baber Chapel and Cemetery
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