Soldotna resident J. Patrick Sullivan died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna surrounded by family and friends. He was 57.
A celebration of life will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the Eagles Aerie No. 3525, 5765 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Please bring your memories and tales to celebrate and share Mr. Sullivan's life. His ashes will be scattered in the Kenai River at a later date.
Mr. Sullivan was born Oct. 27, 1946, in Bremerton, Wash. He was raised in Spokane, Wash., and graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1965. He went to work at the age of 14 with his father and grandfather, who taught him the trades of building construction. At 19, he ventured to Anchorage, in 1966, where he worked for Frontier Rock and Sand. This began his career in construction and throughout the years he had worked for the Kodiak Oil Field and Slope Companies, Mukluk Freight Lines, Houston Contractors, the Assoc. Green and Green Construction Co., Mayflower Van Lines and Cook Inlet Housing Authority, until 1986 when he moved to Soldotna. Mr. Sullivan then started his own company, Sullivan Services, and ran this until 2001. He most recently worked for Denise Lake Bed and Breakfast.
Mr. Sullivan's passion was fishing, hunting and being outdoors. Whatever the weather, he enjoyed being outdoors .
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond J. Sullivan; and grandparents, George and Hazel Johnson.
Mr. Sullivan is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and Adam Fidai of Soldotna; sons, James J. "J.J." Sullivan of Soldotna and Roger Waskosky of Crivitz, Wis.; mother, Rita J. Sullivan of Oaksdale, Wash.; brother, Jerry Sullivan of Spokane; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Thomas Crooks of Oaksdale; grandchildren, Brianna, Alyssa and Mickayla Waskosky, all of Crivitz; nephews, Aaron and Sean Crooks, both of Oaksdale; and niece, Jessica Sullivan of Bothel, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Mr. Sullivan's name to the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center, 197 W. Park Ave. Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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