Daniel Sullivan
Daniel Sullivan
  • September 13, 1929 - December 28, 2016
  • Charlottesville, Virginia

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Daniel M. Sullivan, of Norfolk, passed peacefully on Wednesday 28 December 2016, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was 87.

He was born Daniel Meridith Sullivan on 13 September 1929 to Daniel H. and Edna (neé Brown) Sullivan, in Craigsville, Virginia. He lived for a while in Staunton, Virginia, where he befriended men who worked on the railroad, and began a love of trains. During WWII the family moved to Norfolk, and when eligible, Dan joined the US Army in 1946. He was stationed overseas many times, including in Japan, where he met his wife, Yoshiko. He was a veteran of WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War, in which he served two tours of duty. He returned to Norfolk when he retired from the army. He later worked with the Eastern Shore Railroad.

He was recently predeceased by his wife of more than sixty years, Yoshiko T. Sullivan. He is survived by his children: Amelia Ball and her husband Joseph, of Blacksburg, Virginia; Charles Sullivan, of Cleveland, Ohio; and Sarah Bender and her husband Timothy, of Charlottesville, Virginia; and one grandson, Christopher Bender, of Charlottesville. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Jane Williamson and her companion Clyde Bonney, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; sisters in law: Keiko Tanno of Yamagata, Japan, and Tomiko Otaki and her husband Shigenobu of Yokohama, Japan; three nieces: Hiromi Tanno, Lisa Statts, and Hisako Yoshida; and one nephew, Kinya Otaki; an aunt, Ellen Brown and her children, Jack, Chad, and Adina.

A funeral service will be conducted 11:00am Friday, January 6, 2017 at Smith and Williams Funeral Home’s Norfolk Chapel. Interment will follow with military honors at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Teague Funeral Home.

The family will also receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Smith and Williams Funeral Home’s Norfolk Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Daniel’s name are suggest to the Disabled American Veterans Trust at www.dav.org.

Condolences may be offered to the family at teaguefuneralhome.com