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A memorial service for John T. Sullivan, a retired Buffalo businessman, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Forest Lawn Chapel.

Sullivan, who formerly headed T. Sullivan Lumber Co., died Sept. 22, 2001, in Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 77.

Sullivan worked in the lumber business, formerly located at Niagara and Arthur streets, for about 35 years, before his retirement as president in 1978. He was the fourth-generation executive of the family-owned business, founded in 1886.

A Buffalo native, Sullivan was a 1941 graduate of Bennett High School, where his ability on the football field earned him All-High honors as a blocking back.

A World War II veteran, he served as a pilot in the Army Air Forces.

After the war, he graduated from Rutgers University.

Sullivan was a longtime resident of Amherst. He was a member of Amherst Community Church and a former member of the Buffalo Yacht Club.

He was the widower of Mary Gallagher Sullivan.

He is survived by a son, John T. Jr. of Las Vegas; a daughter, Tina Collins of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Muriel Noonan of Roxbury; two brothers, Richard and Ted, both of Buffalo; and three grandchildren.


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