Patrick G. Sullivan, age 76, of 502 Michigan Ave. Gladstone, passed away on Monday, December 22nd, 2008 at home surrounded by family members. Pat was born December 26th, 1931 in Gladstone the son of Henry and Eunice (Lester) Sullivan and he was always proud of his Irish ancestry. After his graduation from the Gladstone High School, Pat entered military service and served his country from 1949 to 1952 with the United States Air Force. He also was a member of the National Guard until 1962. For over 32 years, Pat was employed for Harnischfeger Corporation in Escanaba and retired as a machinist.
Pat was united in marriage to the former Theresa M. Derouin on September 13th, 1952 at St. Anne Chapel in Escanaba and together raised five children.
Pat and Theresa enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, and gardening. Many family and friends were treated to his vegetables he grew from seed and with his own special compost. In addition, he enjoyed woodworking and loved making his wife, Theresa, and other family members many items that they will always cherish, including the pram,
For the past few years, I’ve been blessed to be welcomed into the sullivan family, and it has been wonderful to get to know everyone, espically pat and teresa, who were the first to open their home and hearts to my family and myself. it saddens me to know that i will never get to know grandpa sully the way everyone else did, but what I did get to know is that he loved everyone, and funny boy was he funny. He had a story or a joke for everything anyone said. Pat was the closest thing I had to a grandfather, so thanks!!! I just want the sullivan family to know how thankful I am for having the greastest opportunity in the world to meet such an inspering funnny ful of life man. I will miss you, grandpa sullyR.I.P
Dear Theresa and family, I will be attending a funeral in Garden on Saturday so I will be unable to be at Pat’s services. My deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers go to you and your family.
Dear Aunt Theresa & family
So sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Pat, he was a great man one who I looked up to as he always had time to share with me all of his knowledge of woodworking & fishing , I was so glad I was able to visit with him when I was in town and you Aunt Theresa are a saint thank you for all your times you took me into your home I was young but I still remember and I’m proud to say I carry the Derouin genes in me please accept our condolances & prayers your nephew john earl & barbara valovic
Rockland , MA
May the Lord give you comfort in your loss of your love one. Remembering that this life here is not over , he will always be with you in your thoughts and memories always. And that although he may not be with us here today, remember the glorious promise that we will see him again in heaven soon. God bless you all.
Peter L. Semashko
Grand Rapids, MI
We are sorry and sad to hear of Pat’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family through this trying time.
Marty and Patti Gieszer
Rapid River, MI
Theresa and family: We are so sad to hear of Pat’s passing on Monday. We have been your neighbors for almost 25 years, and have many wonderful memories of Pat. We are glad that we got to see him several times in the last month or so, unfortunately it was at St. Francis. He fought the fight and he is not suffering anymore. We will not be attending the service, as we are still in Milwaukee with Tom. We will certainly be there in thoughts and prayers though. Please rely on all your wonderful memories and each other to get through this very sad time. Please call us if you need anything Theresa.
Ron, Becki Hess and family
Your in our thoughts and prayers.
Tina, Laurel, Marilyn
St. Francis Hospital