April 26, 2013

Dr. James J. Sullivan

THORNTOWN — Dr. James J. Sullivan, 84, Thorntown, formerly of Royal Center, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Hoosier Village in Indianapolis.

Born June 4, 1928, in Royal Center, he was the son of the late James H. and Celestie (Cheever) Sullivan. On Sept. 27, 1954, he married Betty Jane Bronson, who survives.

He was a 1946 Royal Center High School graduate. He attended the University of Miami and was a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Sullivan was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in Korea aboard the USS Ajax.

He was a pathologist, formerly working at St. Vincent’s Hospital for 28 years.

He was a member of the Royal Center Baptist Christian Church.  

His hobbies included operating ham radio and storm watching.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane Sullivan of Thorntown; sons, James H. Sullivan (Lynne) of Carmel, John L. Sullivan (Luisa) of Florida and Charles B. Sullivan of Thorntown; and cousins, Winifred Kosachook of New Jersey and Norman Mendenhall of Kokomo.

He was preceded in death by brother, Henry F. Sullivan and sisters, Katherine Howe, Venus Miser, Alice Schmaltz, Mary Goodrich and Agnes Joyce Sullivan.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Royal Center Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer Disease Center Fund, Account 38-MPAT-080 in support of Frontal Temporal Dementia research and/or Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center Fund c/o Indiana University Foundation, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN. 46266

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center.

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