Francis William Sullivan

April 2, 1920January 1, 2013

Francis William “Sully”/”Sonny” Sullivan, passed away January 1, 2013 in Newport Beach, CA at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice.

An eighth generation Californian, Francis was born on April 2, 1920 in Los Angeles. After graduation from Hamilton High School, he went on to proudly serve in the Coast Guard during World War II. He married his wife, Janice, in 1943 and settled in Pacific Palisades. They later moved to Orange County where he spent the remainder of his life; expanding his business and always making sure there was time for golf and boating!

Francis, owner of Sullivan Concrete Textures, introduced architectural concrete paving to Southern California in the early 1960’s. He proved to be a true pioneer and innovator within the concrete industry and it became his life’s passion. He truly was a man of integrity and compassion who was well liked and respected by many. Having touched so many lives, he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his two brothers, Pat and Jerry Sullivan of Los Angeles and his three daughters, Sharon, Gail and Reenie; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Angels, 2100 Mar Vista Dr., Newport Beach, 92660 on Friday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Pacific View Cemetery, 3500 Pacific View Dr., Corona del Mar, CA 92625.


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Colleen Pilz

April 25, 2013

Sully, I went and dropped off a Birthday card to you and have just been informed of your passing...Thank you for being a wonderful neighbor and friend to me.. You were the most classy and accomplished human being I've ever known..I will miss you and pray for you always..

Joel Lawson

January 15, 2013

It was truly an honor to have been around Sully at some of the Bomanite functions in Calfornia. He a great host and helpful to any and all in the industry.

Kathy Killingsworth

January 11, 2013

I was fortunate in my lifetime to know Sully. He was a wonderful man of integrity and so much wisdom for our decorative concrete industry. Rest well my friend...

Alfred Martinez

January 11, 2013

I worked as a Cement Mason for Sullivan Textures in the 1980's. I was very Proud to be a part of a Company that had such Prestige and Respect throughout the Industry. My Condolences go out to the Sullivan Family. He was a Great Man of Honor.

January 11, 2013

Sully you will be missed in this Industry you were great teacher, mentor and friend. God bless. Jeff McCool Tuscaloosa Al.

Kari Hicks

January 11, 2013

So sorry for the loss of your dad. He was such a sweet man. He made me smile. Even though we can't be there we will be thinking of you all tomorrow. Love you guys. Xoxo

Cindy Finch

January 10, 2013

My sweet Uncle Sonny was a "bigger than life" kind of guy...Full of joy, devotion to his wife, daughters and extended family and friends and passionate about his work. We should all live our lives as fully as he and be loved by as many.
I will cherish my wonderful memories of holidays and parties in my aunt and uncle's home and never forget his smile, his hugs and the love he shared with me and my family. I'll miss you, uncle Sonny.

Marceline Riggs

January 10, 2013

I have great memories of Sully and Janice and Webb and I at Bomanite conventions through the years,

Tom Graf

January 10, 2013

Sully was a true pioneer. I feel grateful to have met him and gratitude for his innovation and paving the way for many people such as myself because of his efforts in life and business.

Deepest Sympathy,
Tom Graf

Larry Weichman

January 9, 2013

Sully was a very good man and neighbor to us all. His concrete work can be seen all over Southern California from Disneyland to South Coast Plaza up in to LA. He was a true legend in his field. But best of all he was a great father to all his girls!