Stuart (Stu) Percy Sullivan, 92, of Chenango Forks, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday March 25, 2020. Stu enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 years, was a proud WWII Veteran, and served in the U.S. Naval Reserves for many years. After the war he returned to work in the family roofing & sheet metal business, Sullivan, Bros & Lent and enjoyed success in his own roofing and sheet metal business, C.S. & K. After retirement he worked for the Binghamton Press for many years until he decided to winter in Florida. Stu was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post 80, the VFW and Binghamton Elks Club where he was involved with programs such as the youth golf and bowling leagues. He was recognized for his leadership with awards such as ‘What’s his Name’ in 1974 and too many trophies to count. Stu was an avid golfer who enjoyed many good times with all his golfing buddies with goals of shooting his age each year as well as a hole in one which he achieved. He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Stu was a multi gallon blood donor, and contributed to countless charities. He was known for his industrious nature, sense of loyalty to his children, his humor, and most significantly, his kind and generous heart. He was a vibrant, independent, young 92 year old man and remained active spending time with his family, senior golf league, Tai Chi class, and volunteering at the hospital. He will be greatly missed and was loved by all those who crossed his path, even the stray cats he took in.
Stuart was predeceased by his sons, Kevin P. Sullivan and infant son John Sullivan, granddaughters, Sarah Clark and Tania Moore, his brothers, Grant and Donald Sullivan, his parents, Percy Sullivan and Mildred Dornfest, his beloved companion Beth Topp, and his former wife Margaret Sullivan. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara and Dale Clark, Severna Park, MD, Colleen and David O’Neil, Port Crane, Teresa Sullivan and Ray Burns, Port Crane, son Keith Sullivan, Binghamton, Step son and daughter, Jeff Topp and Holly Mezzadonna, treasured grandchildren, Karla and Dale Clark II, Carolyn Clark, Zachary Rood, Elizabeth and Will Burns, Nathaniel Burns, Ryan Sullivan, Brennan Sullivan, and Natalie Mezzadonna, great grandchildren Derrick Moore, Brenna, Shannon, Riley, Owen, and Lyric Burns, William and Mia Clark, Levi and Leah Burns. He leaves behind his sister, Barbara Hern, Dania, Florida, and a large extended family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. Donations may be made to a favorite charity or local animal shelter.
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