John Joseph Sullivan Jr.

April 16, 1922July 7, 2014

Sullivan, John Joseph Jr. 92, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014. Born in 1922 in Savannah, GA. to John Joseph and Cecelia Altman Sullivan, John graduated from Benedictine Military School and then attended Armstrong Junior College on an athletic scholarship. After graduating in 1942, John joined the United States Army Air Force. He served as a pilot with the 573rd Bomb Squadron, 391st Bomb Group, flying B-26 aircraft on combat missions during the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe Campaigns. After the conclusion of WW II, John accepted an appointment to the Army Officers Reserve Corps, and returned to civilian life. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1947, but was recalled to active duty in May of 1951 during the Korean War. It was during this service that he met his wife, Elizabeth Clark, an Air Force nurse. They married in 1953. During most of his career, John worked as a mortgage loan appraiser and in real estate sales. He spent most of his free time supporting the academic and athletic careers of his five sons as tutor, coach and #1 fan. John is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elizabeth C. Sullivan; sons, Timon(Diana)Sullivan, Steve(Cindy) Sullivan, Kerry(Barbara) Sullivan, Brian(Pixie)Sullivan and Mark(Lisa)Sullivan; sisters, Mary S. Schmink and Joan T. Sullivan; grandchildren, Chris(Annette), David, Kevin, Ryan, Kayla, Caitlin, Heather, Kelly, Kierra, Daniel and Zack; and great-grandson, Luke. A funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church at 10am on Friday July 11. Burial will take place afterwards at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in John’s name to Help Bring Hope to Haiti, Inc., 3816 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa 33629, or the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Visitation before Mass. Arrangements handled by Blount and Curry MacDill Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Macdill Chap, TAMPA, FL.


  • Funeral Service Friday, July 11, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 11, 2014

John Joseph Sullivan Jr.

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Leo Ondrovic

July 11, 2014

My prayers and condolences go out to the entire Sullivan family. Mr Sullivan was a terrific man, and created a wonderful life here in Tampa. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are his legacy. I am so sorry for your loss.

Mary Maas

July 10, 2014

My prayers and love to the Sullivan family. John's lovely wife, Betty, was my mom's best friend. So we share in Betty's sorrow. We do know that with all of Betty's prayers, masses, and good works John has a prayer warrior on his side.
May his memory be eternal, and may he be in the safe hands of our Lord Jesus and Mother Mary. May Betty and the Sullivan family know how much they are loved and prayed for by their church friends. Love Mary Maas

John Hohenstein

July 10, 2014

I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Sullivan's passing and will keep him and his family in my prayer's. While I didn't know him, I know that he and my Dad were friends and classmates at Benedictine Military School in Savannah. In case you don't already have it, this is his Senior Year Photo.