Robert  Sullivan

Robert J. Sullivan

1941 - 2023

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Aiken, SC -  Robert J. Sullivan, age 82, of Aiken, SC, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2023, with his devoted wife of 62 years by his side.  Bob was born on June 2, 1941, in Buffalo, NY to the late George and Elizabeth (Betty) Sullivan.  He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn (Agnello) Sullivan; their daughter Rebecca Sawyer (Jonathan) of Maryland; grandchildren Madeline, Abigail and Nathan; their son Patrick Sullivan of West Virginia.   

In Bob’s earlier days, he enjoyed skiing, hunting, kayaking and being outdoors.  He loved to read about the civil War and his connection with William Sullivan, his great grandfather, whose life history played a significant role in developing Bob’s  love of history, especially the Civil War.

Bob worked as a Chemist for E. I. DuPont in Niagara Falls, NY, until his retirement in 2000.  He and Marilyn then moved to Aiken where they enjoyed a rich and full life together making many lifelong friends.

Bob was preceeded in death by his sister Alveah Baumgart and nephew Allen Baumgart.  He was also survived by two sisters, Sandy Flores and Patricia Sullivan; a dear nephew Daryl Baumgart (Anna) and their children, Harrison and Will who plan to continue the family history of William Sullivan; niece Sheila (Stan) Kruppner and their children Stephanie and Shelby; and nephew Harry Baumgart and his daughter Lynne.  Bob is also survived by his beloved dog Missy and his granddog Jamie. 

The family will receive friends on Friday, Sept 8 from 5 pm until 7 pm with a prayer service at 6:15 pm at the George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave SW, Aiken SC. 

A Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at 10 am, at the Old Historic St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church on Park Ave.  Final prayers and commendation will be held in the church columbarium adjacent to the new church on Fairfield St.  A reception will follow in St. Michael’s Hall (located at St. Mary’s new church).

Please be mindful of Aiken’s Makin craft festival. Parking will be difficult, but parking arrangements have been made for reserved funeral parking at St. Mary’s office parking lot, the Aiken County Court House parking lot, as well as George Funeral Home parking lot.

In lieu of flowers, Bob had requested that donations be made to The Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County, 4231 Trolley Line Road, Aiken SC 29801  (803.644.5100).

The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 8, 2023
George Funeral Home & Cremation Center
211 Park Avenue SW
Aiken, South Carolina, United States

Prayer Service

6:15 pm
Friday, September 8, 2023
George Funeral Home Historic Downtown Chapel
211 Park Ave., SW
Aiken, South Carolina, United States

Requiem Mass

10:00 am
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Old Historic St. Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church
203 Park Ave SE
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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