March 24, 1919 ~ September 6, 2008
Sullivan, Robert Francis, "Bob", a 65 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2008, in Hawthorne, CA. Born in Pasadena, CA, on March 24, 1919; Bob was 89 when he died. Bob served in the Navy during World War II. After serving our country, he worked for Douglas Aircraft installing computers in airplanes in the 1960s. He retired as manager for the City of Hawthorne airport. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hawthorne. Bob and Clara, his wife, dedicated 20 years of service to the Boy Scouts of America. Bob loved cultivating fruit trees in his backyard and could be found fixing the swing when his grandchildren came over.
He is survived by his wife of 65+ years, Clara; son, Michael (Maria) Sullivan; daughter, Gail Mitsch; son, Bart Sullivan; son, Leo Sullivan; son, Daniel (Lisa) Sullivan; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Grace Sullivan; son, Robert Sullivan; and daughter, Teresa Stubbs.
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