Sullivan, Joseph C., a 45 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2010 in Torrance. Born in Boston, MA, Joe was 92 when he died. Joe had served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing, sailing, traveling, and dancing. Joe is survived by his wife of 14 years, Mary Lou Sullivan of Torrance, CA, son, Kenneth (Sandy) Sullivan of Oceanside, CA, daughter, Constance Sullivan of Torrance, CA; step-daughter, Terri (Jim) Burschinger of Redondo Beach, CA; 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Norah Sullivan; and by his first wife, Victoria Sullivan and by his second wife, Libby Sullivan. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm with a Vigil beginning at 7pm. The Service will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10am. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. My neighbor James Leithold informed me of Joe’s passing. He saw it in the Daily Breeze. I am so sorry I did not get the information until after the services. I want to give the family our condolences and heartfelt sympathy. Joe was an amazing human being with a heart of gold. We will miss him. He will always be in our hearts.

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