John B. Sullivan

After a lengthy battle with cancer, John B. Sullivan passed away peacefully on January 25 at a care facility in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Sullivan was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and was one of five children born to Terrence Richard Sullivan and Patricia Ann Sullivan. John grew up in Neodesha, Kansas, where he developed many life-long friendships and became known as an enthusiastic connoisseur of anything related to science, technology and music.

After the sudden death of his mother, Sullivan’s family relocated to Leadville where he graduated high school. Shortly after his graduation, Sullivan enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he honorably dedicated 20 years to its service. The Navy gave Sullivan the opportunity to travel the world and master a variety of languages. When his Navy career ended, Sullivan spent a few years in Florida before moving to southern Arizona to be closer to his brother and his brother’s family.

Sullivan is proceeded in death by his parents and older brother. He is survived by eight siblings, six nephews and five nieces.

The funeral service for Sullivan is planned as follows: Rosary at 11 a.m. on Feb. 10, followed by a mass, at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Sierra Vista, Arizona. A live stream of the service will take place on St. Andrew Church’s YouTube page:

In lieu of flowers, the family requests people make a donation to “Folds of Honor” or a local charity of their choice.