William Sullivan

December 26, 1940 - April 6, 2002
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William F. “Bill” Sullivan, 61, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly, Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Doctors Hospital in Massillon.Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Roy and Mildred Hines Sullivan. Bill was a 1960 graduate of Dover High School and a U.S. Navy veteran having served during Viet Nam. He was employed…

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William F. “Bill” Sullivan, 61, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly, Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Doctors Hospital in Massillon.Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Roy and Mildred Hines Sullivan. Bill was a 1960 graduate of Dover High School and a U.S. Navy veteran having served during Viet Nam. He was employed by Smurfit-Stone Container in New Philadelphia for twenty years and was the caretaker for Calvary Cemetery in Dover for many years.A thirty-eight year member of the Jerusalem Church in New Philadelphia, Bill was also a member of Dover Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Dover Masonic Lodge and formerly served as a reserve deputy sheriff in Tuscarawas County. An avid deer hunter during bow season, he also loved traveling across the country with his wife their good friends, Larry and Judy Demuth and to professional bull riding events. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and taking them on four-wheeler rides.Surviving is his wife, the former Nancy K. Albert, whom he married October 21, 1962 and would have celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary this year. Also surviving are two daughters, Teresa (Tony) Pace and Deborah (Sam) Watkins Jr. of New Philadelphia; a son, Darrell (Dodie) Sullivan of New Philadelphia; three brothers, Raymond (Sandy) Sullivan of New Philadelphia, John (Shirley) Sullivan of Wainwright and Frank Sullivan of Dover and seven grandchildren, Tony Jr., Mitchell and Bryan Pace, Bobbi, Kachina and Billy Sullivan and Stacie Watkins. A brother, Walter Sullivan is deceased.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 11:00 AM at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home in New Philadelphia with Pastor Terry Downin officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Dover where the Dover V.F.W. will conduct military graveside services. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2002 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM in the funeral home where Masonic services will be held at 7:45 PM. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Born: December 26, 1940
Died: April 6, 2002

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Karen Abbuhl posted on 4/10/02

Nancy, I wanted to let you know how sorry I am, and to let you know my thoughts are with you and your family. Bill was such a good friend to Judy and Larry. I am so glad they are there for you. Karen

 

Dennis Colvin posted on 4/10/02

Bill was a great guy to work with. He will be missed greatly. God Bless, Dennis Colvin (Smurfit-Stone Container)

 

Rebecca Koile posted on 4/8/02

To MY Second DAD I have so many memorys of ALL of us-BOTH Familys doing things together and DAD#2-You were always in the shadows BUT within arms reach if I ever needed a hug. I will miss you at the special thanksgivings with ALL your KIDS!!!!! I will always love you, DAD#2 Your Daughter from your extended family Becky (Demuth) Koile and Family

 

carl weber posted on 4/8/02

thinking of you with deepest sympathy. carl weber.

 

Ron Sapp posted on 4/8/02

I would like to express my up most sorrow for you and the children.I also wish you God's peace and love in your time of grief.God bless you. Ron Sapp

 

Rick Mangon posted on 4/8/02

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. I worked with him for 20 years. He was a good kind hearted man. I will miss him very much. Our prays are with the family at this time.

 

Traci posted on 4/7/02

My deapest sympathy to your family, hang in there Nancy. Bill's sparkle in his eyes will always reflect in your childrens. God Bless You all and take care of each other. Traci"Nigro"Keller

 

Jerry & Karen (Mc Math) White posted on 4/7/02

Namcy and family we are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a very nice man and will be missed.

 

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