Obituary: Dick Sullivan


Richard J. Sullivan (1930 – 2012)


Let’s get this out of the way right up front: I don’t think my uncle, Dick, was ever aware of his name’s euphemistic popularity.  That, or it was so distant from his lifestyle and geography as to be meaningless.  It was irrelevant because no one would ever call him “Dick” except to say hello.  He just did not cross paths with any lexicon except that rounded, canuck-ish variety of the Adirondacks.  He was never captivated by the great metropolis to the South.  For Uncle Dick, Upstate was, for the better part of his days, always enough. Continue reading