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SULLIVAN - Dennis J. Of Novato, CA. Surrounded by his loving family, peacefully passed away on September 25, 2013 after a brief illness. Born in Buffalo, NY, on October 7, 1932, he proudly fought in Korea with the 1st Marine Division, and he still considered himself a Marine 60 years later. Sully graduated from Notre Dame in 1960 with a degree in Physics. He worked in both electronic and aeronautical engineering companies, including Hi-Q Aerovox, Olean, NY, before going into sales and marketing. Until recently, Sully was employed as a crime analyst for the Marin County Sheriff. After this employment ended, he worked part-time as a volunteer performing many of the same duties. Sully married his high school sweetheart Joan Parisi August 6, 1955 in Buffalo, NY and soon moved to South Bend, Indiana to attend the University of Notre Dame. After living in Allegany, NY, Sully and Joan moved to Novato, CA in 1969. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in the Fourth Degree, the Novato Druid Social Club, and the Marines Memorial Club. Dennis Sullivan was preceded in death by his son Michael and brother James. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan; children Dennis J. Sullivan, Joseph P. Sullivan (Patricia), Kevin J. Sullivan (Denise), Mary Sullivan Hake (Gino), Dr. Kathleen Sullivan; grandchildren Tina, Dennis, Elizabeth and Sheridan; brothers and sisters: Mary Sullivan, Olean, Helen Stollsteimer (Robert), Akron. NY, Dolores Sullivan, Antioch,Il, Irene Sullivan-Estrade (Moises), Fallbrook, CA, George Sullivan (Elaine), Carlsbad, CA, and Laura Kubik, Oceanside, CA. A Vigil Service was held Monday, September 30 at 6 PM at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, October 1st at 11 AM at the Church followed by interment at Valley Memorial Park, Novato. Online condolences at

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