In Memoriam -- Rebecca (Becky) Sullivan (T-5)
Sullivan died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 5 , due to
complications from gastric cancer.
Becky grew up
in Bridgeport, Ohio. She graduated from Mount Union College and later
received a master’s of education at Long Island University.
While at Mount
Union she met Kingsley Sullivan, her husband of 43 years. Immediately after
college they served together in the Peace Corps in Turkey. When they
returned to the U.S., Becky was instrumental in starting the Headstart
program in Barnesville, Ohio, and later taught elementary school in Elyria,
Ohio. They returned to Turkey in 1969 for five years teaching for the
United Church of Christ World Missions. She then continued her teaching
career in Hazelgreen, Ky.; Long Island, N.Y.; and Leander, Texas.
retirement, Becky and Kingsley moved to Northampton and resided in
Kingsley’s family home. While in Northampton, Becky was active as a
volunteer. She was a member of: Learning In Retirement, a Sangha group; the
19th Century Book Club; and Edwards Church. In 2007 her garden
was selected for the Forbes Library Garden Tour.
In addition to
her husband, Kingsley Sullivan, she leaves: two sons, Van Sullivan of
Cummington, and Darin Sullivan of Richmond, Va.; brother James Drake of
Laurel, Md.; many nieces and nephews and family and friends around the
of Life will be held at the Edwards Church on Saturday, Feb., 16, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Edwards Church, 297 Main St.,
Northampton, MA 01060, designated for the Northampton Survival Center.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling
hours. Pease and Gay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
---- Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton MA, ~ March 7 or 8,