John Dudley Sullivan, 71, died at home on Friday, August 21, from heart disease. He was born in Cambridge, Maryland on March 16, 1944. He attended Saints Peter and Paul High School and graduated from Easton High School in 1962. He attended University of Maryland at College Park and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1976. He served in the Army before beginning a lifelong career in information technology with C and P Telephone, Bell Atlantic and Verizon, and held several patents. He was certified in data processing. He was past president of the Centreville Rotary and a past member of the Queen Anne County Chamber of Commerce. He married Susan Koczorowski May from Baltimore, Maryland on February 14, 1984 and had been her IT guy for 31 years. After early retirement he started his own computer consulting business in Easton, Maryland. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary Cecelia Keene Sullivan Stafford and Harry Freeman Sullivan, his sister Donna Sullivan DiRico. He is survived by his wife Susan, his daughters Sarah Sullivan and Stefanie Sullivan Kutas, and his sister Nancy Sullivan Meyer and brothers Erich L. Sullivan and Michael H. Sullivan.
He moved to Willow Spring in 2004 and obtained his real estate agent and broker’s licenses. He was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. He enjoyed reading, genealogy and golf especially, serving as a volunteer for the SAS Championship. He loved to hunt, valued the environment and supported organizations that promoted conservation.
A funeral service will be held in Raleigh on Friday, August 28th at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1520 Canterbury Road at 2 p.m. with reception to follow at the church. A service in Easton, Maryland is also being planned for September.
Flowers are welcomed as well as contributions to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Outreach Committee (holymichael.org), Ducks Unlimited (www.ducks.org) or Pickering Creek Audubon Center (pickeringcreek.audubon.org).
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In addition to all his care providers over the years, the Sullivan family would like to thank St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Women for their prayerful support, as well as Susan’s work family at North Carolina Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch for their amazing hands-on help, and special friends Mrs. Lindsay Peterson and Mrs. Andrea Shoener, and the staff of Transitions.