Robert Denton Sullivan, 84, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Hanover Hall Nursing home, Hanover, PA, after a lengthy illness.
Robert was the 14th of 16 children born to the late Milton and Margaret (Warner) Sullivan of Hanover, PA.
Robert, known as Bob to family and friends, had many chapters in his life. After high school, he joined the Army during the Korean War. Upon his return from service overseas, he moved to Southern California, where he started a family. He spent many years in Ventura County, CA where he became very involved in this new and growing community. While an Elder in the LDS church, he helped form their scouting program and became the Boy Scout Master. He was a founding member of the Newbury Park Little League where he served as board member, manager and coach. Bob, with many other young fathers, was instrumental in securing land and building the multiple baseball and softball fields in Newbury Park. Most of them are still used by the community to this day. He helped form the Newbury Park Athletic Association where he served as the commissioner and announcer for all the youth football home games. He was called the Vin Scully of Newbury Park. He also found time to coach his daughter in Bobbie Sox softball.
After his children had grown, he moved to Camarillo, CA where he was the President of the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo. He served as the area manager for the Red Nose Project and was the vice president of the Ventura County United Way. He also served on the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce.
Bob spent over 50 years in the transportation industry. He started as a dock worker in 1959, the year his son was born, and rose to the level of Vice President. During his career, he served as President of the San Fernando Valley chapter of Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity. His prized accomplishment was securing the contract to transport the equipment for his beloved Dallas Cowboys to and from their summer camp in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Later in life, Bob’s career took him to Las Vegas, NV where he met and married his third wife Rosemarie. As he entered retirement and was moving to Phoenix, AZ, he lost Rosemarie in a tragic car accident. After a short time in Arizona, he moved to the small resort mountain town of Lake City, CO where enjoyed trout fishing most days. As Bob began to have age related issues, he moved back home to Hanover, PA to be near his remaining brothers and sisters; Deanie, Shirley, Larry and Donny.
Robert is survived by his son Greg (Shari) Sullivan of Moorpark, CA, his daughter Dayna Logan of Mesa, AZ, his grandchildren Casey (Nicole) Sullivan, Kelcy (Bradley) Sullivan-Becker, Michel Logan, his great-grandchildren Titus Logan, Connor Sullivan, Genevieve Sullivan and his loving companion Patricia Airing. He is predeceased by wife Rosemarie and grandson Ryan Logan.
The Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com
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