James Robert Sullivan, M.D.

December 7, 1936February 1, 2012

James Robert Sullivan, M.D. Of Rancho Cucamonga died Wednesday, February 1st at San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland. He was 75 years old. James was born to Dr. Walter and Marie Sullivan on December 7, 1936. He was born in San Antonio Community Hospital where he worked as a physician and surgeon for 51 years. James grew up in Ontario and graduated from Chaffey High School. He attended Loyola University in Los Angeles followed by Creighton Medical School in Nebraska. His father, brother and son are all Creighton graduates. He met his beloved wife Margi in Nebraska and they were married on September 3, 1960. James and Margi raised their three children in Rancho Cucamonga and James worked in their family medical practice in Upland with his father and brother providing care for the community and welcoming generations of babies into the world. He was a veteran of the US Army where he served as a Captain and physician in the Vietnam War. James served as Chief of Staff at San Antonio Community Hospital, The Price Foundation & Dental Board. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church in Upland serving as Eucharistic Minister for over three decades. As a physician and Eucharistic Minister he brought healing and comfort to many. James lived a vibrant, active and above all, joyous life. He was a lifetime member of The Claremont Club and a passionate tennis player. His other hobbies included daily walks with his beloved wife, snow skiing, repairing cars, and playing video games and water sliding with his four grandchildren. He was an avid reader and an accomplished pianist. His life is one to be emulated. He was a loving husband, father, uncle, grandfather, doctor, and friend who will be terribly missed. James is survived by his wife of 51 years Margi, his three children Jamie, Judy and Suse, his daughter-in-law Maura and his four grandchildren Nicolas, Isabella, Michael and Meghan. A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church in Upland on Saturday, March 3rd at 10 a.m. immediately followed by a reception in St. Joseph's Church Hall. Interment will be private. Memorial Contributions may be sent to: The Presentation Sisters of St. Joseph Catholic Church or San Antonio Community Hospital. Arrangements under the direction of Stone Funeral Home FD272, Upland, CA.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 3, 2012

James Robert Sullivan, M.D.

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Dr. Stephen & Rebecca Proffitt

December 11, 2012

I knew Jim as a colleague and friend companion; in sports and in the social community. Our greatest sympathies and prayers for Margie and the children.
Dr. Stephen and Rebecca Proffitt

April 7, 2012

Dr. James was my doctor for over 20 years, I will miss him! R Angeloni

Larry McNall

March 18, 2012

I was privileged to have had Dr. Walter, Dr. John, and Dr. James as my Doctors in my younger years! What a wonderful family, I also was in Viet Nam when Dr. John was at 91st Evac Hospital in Chu Lai!

Rahmi and Hafsa Mowjood

March 5, 2012

It has been an honor to say that Dr. Jim was a colleague of mine for the past few years. I have learned so much from him, and along with my wife Hafsa, we express our deepest condolences to his wife Margie and his family. He will be greatly missed, but his greatest legacy will always be the care he administered to generations of patients in this area. I see that daily, and it is an honor to continue the work that he started.

Al Williams

March 3, 2012

I too was a high school classmate of Jim's. Jim was one swell guy and good friend. He was my physician during troubling times and I probably owe my life to him. Many will honorably miss him.

Lorene Keating

March 3, 2012

Dr. Jim Sullivan provided the prenatal care for my daughter in 1988 and into 1989 and his brother, Dr. John delivered my daughter while Dr. Jim was out of town. My parents, Stanley and Clara Ivory, were his father's patients for over 50 years. His father delivered my sister, two brothers, and myself. I remember hearing my father and mother speak very highly of Dr. Jim, Dr. John, and Dr. Walter Sullivan. Through the years I have heard many people mention the Sullivan doctors and I know they cared for an amazing number of people! I am grateful for the fine care the Sullivan doctors gave my family. They were all very fine doctors and I will miss Dr. Jim.

Jim Gillen

March 2, 2012

I didn't know of James' death until today March 1st as I have moved from Upland. My late wife, Wendy, and I always admired the great love that Jim and Margi exemplified, particularly, as we saw them playing tennis together at the Claremont Club. Jim was a true gentleman's gentleman! When our two daughters Susan and Olivia attended St Joseph's after we arrived here from Ireland, Margi was always solicitous of their welfare! My heart goes out to Margi on the loss of her wonderful lifelong soulmate, as I too experienced. May the Lord hold you up in his hands and give you comfort. As we used to say in Irish "Ar dheis De go raibh a anam" (May his soul be at the right hand of God)
Jim Gillen

Diane Hatch

February 29, 2012

Dr. Jim was our wonderful family doctor for many years. He was always caring, professional, had great knowledge about any illness and knew just what to do to make us better. He was a great friend to his patients and always kind with a hugh amount of empathy. My heart goes out to his family with deepest sympathy. He will be greatly missed!

February 29, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to the Sullivan family. Words can not describe he sadness and loss we feel. May God be with you throughout these hard times. He is greatly missed. Thank you Dr. Sullivan for everything. We love you and we are missing you greatly. Heaven gained an angel. God Bless.
The Angeloni Family, Phillips Rach, CA

February 20, 2012

Dear Sullivan Family,

It is with great sadness that I heard the passing of Dr. Jim. As your neighbor for the past 11 years it has been both a privilege and honor knowing him. May your hearts be filled with comfort during these times. He will be missed. Much love to Margi and the family. We'll always be here for you. Paul, Emily, and Buddy