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Edward J Sullivan


Edward J. Sullivan, age 79, a forty-six year resident of the Packanack Lake Section of Wayne, passed peacefully at home on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

He was born in the Bronx and lived in the Beechhurst and Bayside sections of Queens, New York before moving to Wayne in 1970. He was educated at Xavier High School, Fordham University (BS/Accounting), and St. John’s University (MBA/Controllership).

Upon college graduation, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and served his country proudly in the US Army.

Ed worked for Union Carbide Corporation for eight years before relocating to Wayne in 1970 to join IBM. He retired as a Corporate Auditor having worked for the IBM Corporation in Franklin Lakes for twenty-eight years.

During his forty-seven years in Wayne, he was a former member of both the Board of Governors and the Board of Directors of the Packanack Lake Community Association. He was a long term member of the Wayne Adult Community Center where he had been on the Executive Committee. For many years he participated in the Wayne Senior Follies.

He was a devoted parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church in Wayne where he served on the Parish School Board.

He was the loving husband of fifty-six years to Catherine “Kay” (Kennedy) Sullivan; devoted father of Kathleen Witterschein and her husband Tom of Wayne, Maureen Sullivan of New York City, James Sullivan of Annapolis, MD, Andrew Sullivan and his wife Dina of Fairfield, CT, and Michael Sullivan and his wife Tara of Maplewood; he was the cherished grandfather of Colin, Alex, Katie, Brendan, Sean, Roan, Cormac.

He loved his family, his friends, his country, the Atlanta Braves, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his lunches with the PROMEOs.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 PM on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 AM on Friday, July 7, 2017 from the funeral home then to Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church, 580 Ratzer Road, Wayne where a 10:30 AM Funeral Mass will be offered.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780 would be greatly appreciated. Visit

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This special man will be missed by so many for so many different reasons. To misquote Rick Moranis, Ed's trip to Heaven surely was at "ludicrous" speed. Rest in Peace.Brian and Andi Bailey

Brian Bailey


I tried to send this privately but it didn't work.... Dear Cousins, We celebrate our dear Cousin Edward, though I write this with great sadness at hearing of his passing. I'll treasure this photo, a reminder of his great sense of humor and love of life. Despite the trials, his was a life well lived, with a beautiful family and many who share in your sorrow. He will surely rest in peace. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. We are with you in spirit. With love, Cousins Joan Eleanor nee Morgan, Sheldon, Tarra and Josh Rosenbaum

Cousins Joan nee Morgan, Sheldon, Tarra and Josh Rosenbaum


He's probably playing poker with Tom Kennedy & Mike Olivieri waiting for this fourth to arrive! RIP my friend. Kay, our deepest sympathy to you & your family. --- Suzanne & Pete

Peter Cono


Sullivans: I am very sad to learn of the passing of your father. I remember him fondly (a good Fordham man!) as I do all the Sullivan family. Please know that he is and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless! May the Sullivan Clan find consolation in the memories of your father. Jim Walsh

James Walsh


My thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of sorrow. I have fond memories of Ed and the Sullivan family over the years. Maureen D.

Maureen Degnan


Kathleen - Sorry to note the passing of your father. My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. Bob S.

Bob Sisti


So sorry to hear the news. I have such wonderful memories of Uncle Ed and the Sullivan Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cathy

Catherine Hennessy


Dearest Kay We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dearest Ed. My Dad so enjoyed Ed's company and spoke highly of him. Our sympathy and love is heartfelt. The Monsaert Girls..Pattie, Carol and Alice


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