Obituaries

Andrew William Sullivan

September 8, 1936 - March 6, 2019

Andrew William Sullivan Jr., 82, died on March 6, 2019 in St. Charles, Illinois. Andy was born on September 8, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to Andrew William and Gertrude Rose (Meehan) Sullivan. 

Andy’s mother enrolled him in violin lessons and he also played the clarinet and saxophone for weekend dances in high school. He played the saxophone as a member of the University of Notre Dame Marching Band and the violin with the DePaul University Chicago Symphony in Orchestra Hall. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1959 and earned his MBA from Northwestern University in 1962. 

Andy was an avid reader of non-fiction, from history to sports and religion. He served his parishes as a lector, choir member and leader of Bible study groups. Andy coached his children’s sports teams and enjoyed playing tennis, golf and sailing. He played baseball at St Rita and Leo where he was nicknamed “The Falcon.” Andy was both a Cubs and White Sox fan. He enjoyed annual summer vacations with his family. 

Andy started his career in marketing research with the Ford Motor Company and then with Libby and later joined Pharmacia Upjohn. He was the Director of Marketing Research in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Later he joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in Evansville, Indiana. 

His parents and brothers, James and Robert Sullivan, as well as his spirited Jack Russell Terrier, Buddy, precede Andy in death. He is survived by his wife, Marian Hagan Sullivan and his children, Stephanie Rose, Andrew William, and Rosemary Alice, loving sisters-and brothers-in-law, Rosemary Hagan, Patricia Sullivan and John Trelease, and nieces and nephews Elizabeth Sorbo, James Sullivan, Laura Trelease, Jeanne Clements, and Kerry Jacobson. 

Donations in Andy’s name may be made to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls (MercyHome.org) and St. John Neumann Catholic Church. 

Visitation at 9:30 am and Mass at 10:30 am will be held on March 12, 2019 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church 2900 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL followed by burial at Holy Sepulchre in Alsip, Illinois at 1:00 P.M.

Guest Book

  • Ronald and Faye Fuchs He was a good friend and he will be missed.
  • Mercy Home for Boys & Girls On behalf of Fr. Scott Donahue and Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Andrew Sullivan. May the angels lead him into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome him and take him to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem.