John Matthias Sullivan, 31, of Playa Del Rey, CA, beloved son of Clarence Sullivan and Barbara Schmidt passed away on June 14, 2009. He was scheduled to formalize his nine year union with Kate Truitt, the love of his life, this Saturday. John was one of six children and is survived by his brothers Michael and Bartholomew, and his sisters Kieran, Amy and Megan. John was known for helping others all his life , especially through their darkest moments. As a boy, John loved baseball and computer games, transforming the latter into a full-time career as an adult. He loved the Los Angeles Lakers, had a great sense of humor and was full of fun and mischief, rendering a great deal of joy for all who knew him. Johnny's first miracle was guiding Kobe Bryant and the boys to win the NBA conference. John had a degree from Loyola Marymount University in Computer Engineering and worked with three of his siblings at Michael Sullivan & Associates for more than eight years. John's untimely death is a tragic loss, not only of John as he is now, but of everything he might have been. We will never forget him. He is sorely missed but safe in God's hands. Services will be performed at St Anastasia's Catholic Church in Los Angeles by his godfather, the Reverend Thomas Buckley, S.J., at 10 am June 18, 2009.

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  1. Dear Sullivan Family and Kate, Mark and I and the family are so deeply saddend to hear about John. He was a part of the Truitt family from the very first time we met him. A remarkable young man taken to soon. We can never understand the whys. All we can do is hope that God’s love is big enough to wrap itself around this terrible tragedy and contain it in some way and walk us out of it in time. We will be keeping each one of you in our thoughts and prayers in the days, months and years to come. With our deepest sympathy. Mark and Linda Stacey,Rob,Catelin,and Alexis Charlie,Megan,Irene,Rose,and Chaya Sara and Robby

  2. From all of the Andersons, our heartfelt condolences to all who knew and loved John. You are in our hearts.

  3. Kate: Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Although we did not know John, we know he was a good man and we know that you will miss him. Please let us know if there is anything we caan do for you or your parents in this time of sorrow.

  4. Our Condolences! We are so sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayer are with you in this time of sorrow. May the love you have for John be a source of comfort and lessen the pain of his loss and may you also find comfort in know we care. Please know that we are only as far as the telephone, if we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call. (714) 731-5262 Rosa Gaston and Family

  5. Barbara, Sully, Megan and Family, The Faculty and Staff of St. Edward the Confessor Parish School were shocked and heartbroken to hear this news. You have our deepest sympathy. Please know that you and John are in our hearts and prayers. God bless!

  6. Dear Babara and Family, Ron and I are very saddened for you and your family at the loss of your beloved John. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Love, Jackie

  7. Kate and famiy, I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing John, but I do have the honor to be friends with Kate. I know the pain and heartbreak you share as I too, lost the love of my life a week before John’s passing. As I have gotten to know Kate, I see the love and passion that she holds for John. Her inspiration and admiration in life. Know that he will never be forgotten and that his memory will live on in all who loved him. He is your angel now, and will forever watch over you until that beautiful day when we see him again. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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