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Harry Edward Sullivan

December 2, 2004
Harry Edward Sullivan, 89, Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, Ohio died at the retirement community on Thursday, December 2, 2004 at 8:30 AM. He was born July 10, 1915 in Leetonia, Ohio the son of Michael and Amelia (Ripper) Sullivan. He was married to Valerie Peacock on December 24, 1939 and she died November 1971. He married Adda Schmillen on March 1973 and she died February 2002. He moved to Shelby County from Canfield, Ohio in 1958. Surviving are three children, Kathleen Woodruff and husband Lee of Sidney, Ohio; Faye Spangler and husband Darrell of Sidney, Ohio; and son Kevin Sullivan and wife Petra of West Lake, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Jeffery McCullough of Huntsville, Ohio; Todd McCullough of Indianapolis, Indiana; Kristen Willman and husband Matt of Miamisburg, Ohio; Brooke Gessler and husband Chad of Sidney, Ohio; Monica, Marisha, Patrice, Ben and Jake Sullivan of West Lake, Ohio; several great-grandchildren, Tyler McCullough, Erin Nelson, Andy Nelson of Huntsville, Ohio; Meg and Jacob McCullough of Indianapolis, Indiana; Nolan Gessler of Sidney; Chloe Willman of Miamisburg; and Lily Flores of West Lake, Ohio; Mr. Sullivan had three brothers precede him in death and has one surviving sister, Amelia Beaver of Leetonia, Ohio. Mr. Sullivan was in the Civilian Conservation Corps from April 30, 1935 to November 9, 1936. He then served in the United States Army from November, 1943 to June 6, 1946 as a T/S anti tank co. 3rd infantry regiment. Decorations include Army of occupation medal - (Germany) American Theatre ribbon - EAME theatre ribbon with one bronze star. Good conduct medal - victory medal in World War II battles/campaigns with northern France. He worked in steel mills in Youngstown, Ohio and then had his own electric business until becoming a deputy police officer in Canfield, Ohio in 1952. In 1955 he went to Daniels Motor Freight in Warren, Ohio and then to Coldway Food Express in Sidney in 1958. In 1961, he was hired by Subler Transfer in Versailles, Ohio holding the position of safety director. He moved to Cherokee, Iowa to establish a branch of Subler Transfer called SWD. In 1978 he retired and moved to San Juan, Texas. He and Adda spent 25 years there with other friends from Iowa. They traveled extensively joining the Good Sam's and Thousand Trails Travel Clubs. While in Sidney, he was active in the Sidney Boat Club where he was commodore. He was also a life long member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Catholic church in Cherokee, Iowa and McAllen, Texas. Private graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at Mr. Calvary Cemetery, Leetonia, Ohio. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.
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