Richard Edwin “Cappy” Sullivan, 87, Warsaw, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

He was born March 30, 1931, to Charles and Corrine Headstrom Sullivan in Evergreen Park, Ill.

He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War as a Navy Seabee and was stationed at the naval base in Subic Bay in the Philippines. He was honorably discharged.

He married Lois A. Phillips in November 1962 in Chicago.

He was a retired full-time Chicago firefighter, serving his community there for 35 years. Then Cappy and Lois moved to Warsaw in 1991, where he became a Winona Lake volunteer firefighter, serving this community for 20 years.

He enjoyed collecting firefighter memorabilia such as books, antique fire engines, firehouses and many more memorabilia items.

Cappy is survived by his wife, Lois A.  Sullivan, Warsaw; a daughter, Martha Ann Sullivan, Warsaw; and a son, Brian Charles Sullivan (Darrell Kozlowski), Palos Heights, Ill.; and two sisters-in-law, Rita Sullivan, Florida, and Judy Sullivan, South Holland, Ill.

He was preceded by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw, with Father Jonathan Norton officiating the Mass.

Interment with military honors will be in Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.


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