Entry Date: 57

Exit Date: 60


Status: D: 5/7/1994

Sigonella, Sicily, 1960

NAS Brunswick, 1978

“Donald E. Sullivan of 1502 Washington St., Bath Maine, died on 7 May 1994 at the Mid Coast Hospital.

Don was born in Dubuque, Iowa on 1 August 1937 to Francis and Pearl Sullivan. He graduated from Dubuque High School and later from New Hampshire College. He joined the Navy in August 1955, and married Patricia Ann Mynahan on 29 August 1959. Patricia Ann died 11 September 1986.

Don served in VP-21 from 1957 to 1960, primarily as a flight crew member. Among other duty stations, Don also served in Viet Nam. Don was well-liked and respected by all of his shipmates, serving 23 years in the Navy, and retiring in October1978 as an AT Senior Chief Petty Officer.

After retirement from the Navy, Don worked for Vitro Labs in Bath, ME, and in New Jersey, for ten years. He then worked for Bath Iron Works for five years as a team test coordinator on the Aegis program.

Don was a member of the Brunswick Elks Lodge, and volunteered with the American Red Cross Coastal Regiment. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time at his home on Pleasant Pond.

He was survived by his fiancee Cyndi Kennerson of Bath; three sons, Michael F. of Durham, David T. and Scott A. of Brunswick; daughter Mrs. Kenneth (Donna) Thiele of Lisbon; three sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Marcella)Amling of Dubuque, Mrs. Leroy (Margaret) Pape of Mission, TX, and Mrs. Roger (Bernie) Hirsch of Crossville, TN; and nine grandchildren. Don was predeceased by his brother Charles.”