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James M. Sullivan

May 11, 2015

James M. SullivanJames M. Sullivan, 64, of Clayton passed away Monday, May 11, 2015, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse where he had been a patient for two weeks.

A graveside service in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clayton will be announced. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Jim was born in Watertown on April 20, 1951, son of William "Daniel" and Phyllis Margaret O'Brien Sullivan. He was a graduate of Clayton High School. He married Cheryl A. Shultz on November 5, 1979 in the town of Lyme and the marriage ended in divorce.

On May 11, 1971 he entered the US Army. He served part of his time in Okinawa, received the National Defense Service Medal and was rated sharpshooter with an M-16 rifle. He was honorably discharged from active duty on May 15, 1974.

James was a bookkeeper for A. N. Darringer, Wellesley Island and on Ft. Drum. He retired as a bookkeeper and parts manager for French Creek Marina in Clayton. He was a member of American Legion Colon-Couch Post 821, Clayton. He enjoyed card playing, reading, music and was a Trivial Pursuit Master, especially in American History.

He is survived by his two children, Daniel J. "Danny" Sullivan, Syracuse and Emily M. Bristol and her husband, William "Bill", Clayton; three brothers, William Sullivan and his companion, Sue Magee and Gary Sullivan, all of Clayton and John Sullivan, Watertown; uncle, Arthur Gamble; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#10 Kay Turcotte Osadche 2015-08-14 13:36
So sorry to hear of your loss. I also grew up on John Street back then, and there were so many kids, we were like one big family - my prayers are with all of you!
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#9 Heinz Wahl 2015-05-20 15:14
My thoughts and prayers to the Sullivan family. RIP Jim
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#8 thomas dartnell 2015-05-17 23:13
We all grew up as being a big family on John St.. Jim will be missed just as others have passed. Tom &Cathy Dartnell.
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#7 thomas dartnell 2015-05-17 23:02
I grew up with all the Sullivan family on John St. in Clayton. My best to all the family, with a heartfelt sorrow that Jim has passed, Tom & Cathy Dartnell..
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#6 Helene Zeigler 2015-05-14 21:26
Very sorry to hear this, very sorry... my thoughts are with his family. Jimmy was one of the smartest and most loving men I know. Time spent with him was always to short and I know he will always look after me. R.I.P. dear Jimmy, I'm glad I took the time to get to know you better.
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#5 Gaye Williams 2015-05-14 10:27
Emily I am so very sorry to hear of your loss .My prayers and peaceful thoughts are with you and your family .
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#4 anthony 2015-05-14 00:56
I had the pleasure of being a friend of your son, Daniel. I did not have the pleasure of meeting you. I have always felt that charisma in people comes from those who raise them. With that said I believe the world lost something, and that his legacy is in good hands with his children. My thoughts are with your family.
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#3 Ruth Willis 2015-05-13 23:18
Emily, thinking of you and praying for your family.
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#2 Bev and Pat Morisey 2015-05-13 18:52
Emily, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#1 Harry & Pati Bazinet 2015-05-13 16:20
May you Rest in Peace Jimmy. Sincerest condolences to the Sullivan Family at this sorrowful time. Our thoughts are with you all.
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