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John Frederick "Jack" Sullivan

October 7, 1924 May 28, 2018
John Frederick "Jack" Sullivan
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Obituary for John Frederick "Jack" Sullivan

John Frederick Sullivan, 93, beloved father and grandfather, died on May 28, 2018 in Southfield, Michigan. John was born in Detroit on October 7, 1924, the son of Joseph I. Sullivan (1896-1974) and Gertrude M. Nash (1896-1985). He was preceded in death by his parents, by his brother S/Sgt Maurice J.P. Sullivan (1923-1944), by his sister Patricia C. Whelan (1926-2017), and by his infant sister Maureen (1940).

John is survived by his children Maurice, Kathleen, and Paul; by his daughter-in-law Mary Clemence; by his son-in-law Eugene Golbiw; by his granddaughters Marisa, Mikaela and Kateri; by his beloved great-grandchildren Sullivan and Charlotte; and by his very dear and loving friend Evelyn M. Waldecker. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins in the Whelan, Nash, Joy, Sullivan, Morrison, Dalton, Broderick, Golbiw and Chomis families.

John attended St. Luke School in Detroit, and graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1942. He studied at St. Michael’s College in Toronto for a year, before being called to service in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943. He served as a medic with the 445th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force at Tibenham, England.

John returned from the war in 1945, and married Charlotte D. Chomis (1927-2011) in 1948. He graduated from the University of Detroit in 1950, and was a respected professor of psychology for nearly 40 years at the U of D and at Mercy College of Detroit.

John was a skilled artist and sculptor. He enjoyed sailing, and lived for many years at his home on Lake Erie in Colchester, Ontario. John was very proud of his Irish heritage, and loved Irish music. He lived his final two years with the residents and wonderful, caring staff of St. Anne’s Mead in Southfield.

John was a kind and decent man, and was a profound influence on his children and grandchildren. We love him, and we will miss him forever.

Good night, sweet prince,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on,
And our little life is rounded with a sleep.
To die, to sleep – to sleep, perchance to dream,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come?

A Memorial Service will be held on June 16, 2018 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Brighton, Michigan at 10:00 AM.

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Saturday

16

Jun

10:00 AM 6/16/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary Magdalen Church

2201 S. Old US 23
Brighton, MI 48114

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2201 S. Old US 23 Brighton 48114 MI
United States
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