Wednesday, January 17, 2018 06:06am
North Adams, MA now: 27 °   
Send news, tips, press releases and questions to info@iBerkshires.com
The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.
SIGN IN | REGISTER NOW   

Search By Name or Keyword:
Printer Friendly Version
   Send to a friend
Robert Sullivan, 73

December 31, 2017


PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Robert J. Sullivan (Bob/Sully), of 79 Leona Drive, Pittsfield, Mass., passed away on December 31, 2017.



Born in Pittsfield on December 16, 1944, he was the son of James D. Sullivan and Laura (Chamberlain) Sullivan. A longtime resident of Pittsfield, he was educated in Catholic schools, graduating from St. Joseph's High School in 1963. He continued his education at Berkshire Community College and was a graduate of Ward's IBM School in Worcester, Mass.



Bob worked at General Electric Company, Ordnance Systems, as a Computer Operator for 26 years. After leaving GE in 1992, he went back to school in Kentucky and started his own business as a locksmith. After graduating from Lockmasters, Inc., he opened a successful local business known as Berkshire County Locks & Maintenance. Bob retired in March 2013.



He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era, serving in the Army National Guard for six years. He was honorably discharged in 1971. He always enjoyed going to the Veterans Day Parade so he could honor and salute his fellow veterans as they marched by. Being athletic and adventurous throughout his life, he enjoyed cross country skiing, canoeing, mountain biking, motorcycle racing, flying airplanes as well as riding his Harley Davidson across country. Bob was in the very first Josh Billings race held in 1977, racing a canoe for his team.



Bob leaves his wife, Diana (Di Massimo) Sullivan of 45 years; two daughters, Kristen Greenleaf and her husband Paul of Fort Myers, Fla., and Katie Benham and her husband Jeff of Naples, Fla.; a sister, Marian Callahan and her husband George of West Springfield, Mass.; three grandchildren, Eyan Greenleaf, Rylan Greenleaf and Lauren Benham; and many nieces and nephews.



The family wishes to thank HospiceCare for their love, care and support during Bob's illness.



Funeral notice: The funeral for Robert J. Sullivan will be held Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church on 191 Elm St. in Pittsfield, with the Rev. Michael Bernier officiating.



Calling hours will be held at the church from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. preceding the funeral. Donations can be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires.




Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
Post Comment
How sad we are to hear of Bobs passing, I believe we last saw him at the Windsor lake concert!, We were going to go flying one day, but that day never came! He is flying with the angels now! God Bless you and your family Bob! don't be saddened, the Lord lifts our hearts to the sky, one more Angel watching over those he has left behind! Patrick Gray, and family, J P Murphy Band! Had I known, I would have been there to sing, 'Danny Boy"!
from: J P Murphy Bandon: 01-05-2018

 
View All
MLK Day of Service 2018
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition held its 25th Day of...
G Basketball: Westfield vs...
Westfield at Mount Greylock 43-63. Photos by Sean Pikula
B Basketball: Lenox vs Hoosac...
Izaha Stubbs scored 18 points Thursday to lead the Hoosac...
Williams College's BioEyes
Williams College's Center for Learning in Action is again...
B Basketball: Pittsfield vs...
Toby Foehl scored 20 points, and the Mount Greylock...
Bowling: Berkshire County...
Berkshire County League bowling at Greylock Bowl & Golf on...
Skiing: Multiple teams at...
Depth was key for the Mount Greylock boys Nordic team in an...
Westfield State vs MCLA
FINAL: Westfield State University Women top MCLA Athletics...
Hockey: Mount Everett vs...
Hoby MacWhinnie scored twice and set up a goal Wednesday to...
G Basketball: Mohawk vs...
Grace Paplawski scored 16 points Tuesday to lead the Mohawk...
G Basketball: Mount Everett...
Mount Everett girls basketball coach Scott Rote was happy...
G Basketball: Taconic vs...
Aubrey Lazits scored 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and...
B Basketball: Turners Falls...
The Drury boys basketball team Thursday used its high...
Skiing: Berkshire Nordic...
The Mount Greylock girls Nordic ski team opened the season...
Berkshire Holiday Tournament
Zabion Powell and Michael LaFreniere won individual titles...
G Basketball: Drury vs Hoosac...
MLK Day of Service 2018
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition held its 25th Day of...
G Basketball: Westfield vs...
Westfield at Mount Greylock 43-63. Photos by Sean Pikula
B Basketball: Lenox vs Hoosac...
Izaha Stubbs scored 18 points Thursday to lead the Hoosac...
Williams College's BioEyes
Williams College's Center for Learning in Action is again...
B Basketball: Pittsfield vs...
Toby Foehl scored 20 points, and the Mount Greylock...
| Home | A & E | Business | Community News | Dining | Real Estate | Schools | Sports & Outdoors | Berkshires Weather | Weddings
Advertise | Recommend This Page | Help Contact Us | Privacy Policy| User Agreement
iBerkshires.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2000 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved