Bruce Cornelius Sullivan

World War II veteran

Bruce Cornelius Sullivan died Dec. 24, 2013, at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, Ohio.

Mr. Sullivan was born in Cleveland June 21, 1919, the middle of three children born to the late Henry Ross and Louise Sullivan of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

He graduated from Shaker Heights High School. During World War II, Mr. Sullivan served as a B-17 Navigator, flew 51 missions in the Mediterranean/Middle East Theater and the European Theaters and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he completed studies as an electronics engineer at the Radio Corporation of America School in New York City.

In 1949, he married Katharine Kelley of East Cleveland. The couple moved to Canton where Mr. Sullivan opened an electronics business. He later worked as an electronics engineer with Addressograph Multigraph, Perry Briggs and Actron.

Mr. Sullivan and his wife retired to Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson in 1989. Katharine Kelley Sullivan preceded him in death in 1993. In 1995, he married Madonna Phillips Raus, who preceded him in death in 2004.

For many years he was active in the East Cleveland and Hudson Kiwanis Clubs, serving as president. Also, preceding him in death was his brother Arthur J. Sullivan.

He is survived by his sister, Gloria Dawson of Sheboygan, Wis., his daughters, Holly (Brad) Foskey of Thomasville, Georgia and Patricia (Gary) Raus-Chimo of Richfield, Ohio, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service is scheduled at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland. Memorials may be made in Mr. Sullivan's memory to the Staff Education Program at the Laurel Lake Foundation, 200 Laurel Lake Drive, Hudson, Ohio 44236.

Arrangements by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home Hudson, Ohio. www.johnsonromito.com

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