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Donn Sullivan

Donn Michael “Sully” Sullivan, 83, died April 29. There will be a rosary at 10 a.m. and a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Monday, May 15, at St. John Fisher Catholic Church, 7007 SW 46th Ave., Portland.

Mr. Sullivan was born in Los Angeles Sept. 2, 1933. He was the second child of Emily and Thiel Sullivan. He attended Loyola High School, and Loyola University in Los Angeles before transferring to the University of Oregon.  Mr. Sullivan lettered in in football and track under the guidance of Cas and Bowerman. He loved the Ducks.

While at Oregon he met Joan Elizabeth Dundore.  They were married Dec. 27, 1958. They raised three sons, Donn Jr., Brian and Christopher.

Mr. Sullivan had a special bond with his daughter-in-laws, Kathleen, Chryste and Holly, and was proud of his grandchildren: Ryan, Colleen, Ramsey, Eian, Reece and Thomas.

Real estate was a passion for Mr. Sullivan. He entered the commercial real estate industry in 1956 when he was hired by Commonwealth Inc. to oversee the development of Cedar Hills.  He retired as a senior vice president at Newmark, Grubb, Knight, Frank, where he had worked since 1998.

Mr. Sullivan loved the Jesuit Community and especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren compete and grow in that spiritual environment.  He was member of the Oregon Club, DAF, SIOR, CAR, BOMA, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and was a devout parishioner at St. Elizabeth Church.

Any remembrances can be made to the Donn M. and Joan Sullivan Financial Aid Fund at Jesuit High School or the Donn Sullivan Family Scholarship Fund at the University of Oregon.

A celebration of Mr. Sullivan’s life will follow the funeral service at 12:30 p.m. at the Multnomah Athletic Club. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Calvary at 3 p.m.  

He is survived by his siblings Thiel, Terry and Emily Ann, and his children and grandchildren.

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