Walton Joseph “Sully” Sullivan, 86, of Solomons, MD and formerly of Linthicum, MD, passed away on June 7, 2020 at Solomons Nursing Center.
Born January 16, 1934 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Robert Sullivan and Vivian (Coleman) Sullivan.
Sully graduated from St. Peter’s Prep in 1951. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Radio Operator from February 27, 1952 until October 26, 1956. Sully was a Division Chief for the National Security Agency for forty two years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the BWI Thurgood Marshall Pathfinder Program and the Phoenix Society, and he organized the Jelly Beans Softball Team.
Sully is survived by his children, Walton Sullivan, Jr. (Cathy Johnston) of KY, Robert Sullivan (Nancy) of VA, Jeffrey Sullivan of MD, Sean Sullivan (Diane) of MD, Patricia Sullivan Arter (Irvin) of SC, Pamela Donohue (Patrick) of MD, Kathleen Sullivan Arban (John) of MD, and Christopher Birely, Sr. (Katie) of DE; nineteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren; and former wife Kathleen Sullivan. On November 6, 2014 he was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Jane Sullivan whom he married on October 14, 1989 in Pasadena, MD. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Robert Sullivan, Jerry Sullivan and Sharon Kuhfeldt.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. with a service conducted by Pastor Rick Hancock at 12:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3800 Old Town Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 405 Williams Court, Suite 120, Baltimore, MD 21220.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.