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Timothy Edward Sullivan

Last updated on August 19, 2022

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Timothy Edward Sullivan, age 69 of Rockwall Texas, passed away July 21, 2022. He was born on August 8, 1952, in Cleveland Ohio, to John Francis Sullivan and Patricia Ann (Corrigan) Sullivan. Tim was a long-time member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall, TX. Tim was a man of great faith, which helped him endure his battle with amyloidosis.

Survived by his loving wife of 43 years Joyce (Simon) Sullivan, son Tim M. Sullivan, (daughter-in-law) Abby Kweller Sullivan, grandson Timmy H. Sullivan, son Brian T. Sullivan, daughter Caitlin M. (Sullivan) Henderson, (son-in-law) David Henderson, and grandson Jackson D. Henderson. Tim is also survived by his sister Patty (Sullivan) Cogan, (brother-in-law) Dan Cogan, and many nieces and nephews. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jack, Kevin and Neal, sisters Maureen and Coletta, sister-in-law Ursula, and brother-in-law Kip.

During his college years at Ohio University, he managed a campus radio station at night, which began his love of communications. Throughout his life, he worked in sales and advertising for various media companies, including Ohio Bell, AOL, Media Networks, and N2 Publishing. However, Tim’s calling was to be an entrepreneur. While he was employed at Ohio Bell, he and his best friend decided to start the first mobile disco business, Discoport. The business was so popular that it became the largest in Northeast Ohio, frequently providing entertainment for the Cleveland Browns.

Tim also produced The Wedding Video, a wedding guide for brides in the Dallas area. It was available at Blockbuster Video as one of the most rent videos for a year. Before his retirement, Tim endeavored in his most successful business venture of his career, creating, and publishing upscale neighborhood magazines with N2 Publishing. It was his passion and he loved doing it.

Tim loved his family with all his heart, especially his grandsons, Timmy, and Jackson, who brought him tremendous joy. He enjoyed spending time with his family and their friends, telling stories and family lore, especially while camping. He was a great storyteller and loved meeting people and sharing conversations. He loved to watch his kids’ adventures and growth through life. He was their biggest fan. Tim also loved traveling. He and his wife took many wonderful trips together. The one he treasured the most was when he took the family to Ireland to see the areas where his family came from. Tim cherished his time with family and friends. All who knew and loved him will miss him dearly.

Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 10:00 am, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1305 Damascus Rd. Rockwall, TX.

A luncheon will follow for family and friends in the church Holy Family Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Tim’s name to Our Lady of Catholic Church or to the Amyloidosis Foundation.

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