Joseph Thomas Sullivan, 84, of Cape Girardeau passed away July 26, 2015 at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau.
He was born Sept. 26, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Richard A and Ida Agusta (Wendell) Sullivan. He married the love of his life, Marcella “Marcie” Scharenborg on February 15, 1958 at St John’s Catholic Church in Leopold, MO.
Joe was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau, he was a man of great faith and always had his rosary close to his heart.
Joe served his country in the US Air Force from 1950-54. He was a Staff Sergeant in the air Police. He worked for Montgomery Ward, Hales Jewelry, Rhea Optical and A. F. Sullivan Tom’s Sales. Regardless of his place of employment, he was a dedicated and hard worker.
Loving survivors include his wife of 57 years Marcie; a son David (Lori) Sullivan of San Francisco, CA; two daughters, Janice Friedrich of Cape Girardeau and Nancy (Tim) Rickmeyer of Huntsville, AL.
Also surviving are three granddaughters, Molly Friedrich, Mary and Katie Rickmeyer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William, Wendell, Paul, Warren, Harry and Al Sullivan, two sisters, Elizabeth Hanning and Lee Boos.
Friends may call Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM at St. Vincent De paul Catholic Church.
Funeral service will be Wednesday July 29, at 10:00 at the Church, with the Rev. David Hulshof officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Mary’s cemetery in Cape Girardeau, with full military honors.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to:
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church or Birthright.
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