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Thomas H. Sullivan

February 2, 1923 November 17, 2011
Thomas H. Sullivan
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Obituary for Thomas H. Sullivan

Thomas H. Sullivan of Southfield died November 17, 2011, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was 88 years old. Tom was born February 2, 1923, in Detroit, to Flora (nee Gratton) and Edward Sullivan. He proudly served in the United States Army during WWII and was a graduate of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and University of Detroit Mercy.

Tom married Dorothy Noetzel on April 11, 1953 at Gesu Parish in Detroit. Together they raised 9 children, living in both Redford and Southfield. Tom was a civil engineer for the Wayne County Road Commission until his retirement in 1978.

A man of great faith, Tom enjoyed travel, reading, sailing, hunting, and camping but especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by many.

Tom is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy, and children, Anne (Michael) Klima, Timothy (Nancy) Sullivan, Daniel (Mary) Sullivan, Michael (Mary) Sullivan, Joseph (Susie) Sullivan, Christopher (Mary Beth) Sullivan, Brian (Missy) Sullivan, Paul (Rebecca) Sullivan, and Thomas Sullivan. He is also survived by 29 grandchildren, and siblings, Joan Bosler, Faith (Jack) Corey, and Dr. Paul (Dorothy) Sullivan.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Sunday & Monday 4-8pm with Prayers and Memories Monday at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills, Tuesday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am.

Burial in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.

Memorials appreciated to the Salvation Army, 16130 Northland Drive, Southfield, Michigan 48075.


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