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Patrick E. Sullivan

SULLIVAN, Patrick E., age 76, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2021. He was born June 24, 1945 in Springfield, Ohio to Joseph and Bernadine (Willoughby) Sullivan. He is survived by his three children, Bryan (Theresa) Sullivan, Sheryl (Randy) Wykle and Lori (Joseph) Fordham; his brother Michael (Darlene) Sullivan, sister Debra Knaub, sister-in-law Ann Sullivan and brother-in-law Rodney E. Myers as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A special acknowledgement to his granddaughter Stephanie Sullivan-Rapp who assisted in his care and comfort. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Tom Sullivan; sister, and brother-in-law, Sheila (Richard) Comer and sister, Maureen Meyers. Pat was hired in 1969 as a Road Deputy at the Clark County Sheriff's Department. In 1977 he became a Detective in the Investigations Division where he spent most of his career. In 1986 he was promoted to Sergeant and in 1990 was promoted to Lieutenant. While at the Sheriff's Office he received numerous letters of commendation and awards. Pat was also a qualified instructor in the Ohio Peace Officer's Basic Training Program for the State of Ohio. He retired from the Sheriff's office in 1999 and served as an uncompensated Special Deputy. He resigned as a Special Deputy in 2007. Pat started his retirement career at South Vienna in 2000 as Chief of Police in the Village of South Vienna. Pat excelled at his position, and established a stable, caring, and lawful environment of which the residents of South Vienna will be forever grateful. Pat would take great care in training his police recruits to have the professionalism and thoughtfulness that makes a good police officer. He would be very much involved in fundraisers, neighborhood watch, various safety classes and programs, as well as Ritchie Bros Auctions, the South Vienna Corn festival (that was his main passion), Beggar's night, Christmas in the Village, just to name just a few. Chief will be sadly missed by many special friends, including Mayor Toni Keller, his wonderful police department, as well as all other village employees, volunteers, and residents. ** Note from the WHOLE of the Village of South Vienna - we were all his friends, and we will never forget him!! ** Pat was a member of the Clark County Command Officer's Association, the Union Club, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 536, VFW Post 1031 (Social Member), Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Elks Lodge 51, and was on the Board of Directors for the Clark County Employee's Credit Union. He also served as a Co-Chairman on Drug Abuse for the State Elks Association. He was an avid golfer and had a strong love for the game. Viewing for Patrick will be Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at CONROY FUNERAL HOME. A procession will form at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19 at the Clark County Sheriff's Office and his ashes will be escorted to South Vienna Cemetery, where a brief service will take place. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering at Town Hall in South Vienna, immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to South Vienna Police Department or Clark County Sheriff's Department to help others in our Community. South Vienna EOW 07:15 09/30/2021 RIP Pat.
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Friday, November 19, 2021

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