William Sullivan, 64

IT manager, soccer referee, birder

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William Peter Sullivan, 64, of Oak Park, died on Sept. 10, 2020 at Loyola Medical Center. Born on Oct. 11, 1955, he grew up in Gainesville, Florida, attended high school at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portland, Rhode Island, and graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Over the span of his career in telecommunications and IT management he had the opportunity to travel the world, but his favorite adventures were those he went on with his wife of 36 years. He was committed to his community and served on the village telecommunications commission. He coordinated AYSO soccer referees, a task that brought him great joy, and was an avid referee himself. He loved bird watching, reading, and running with his friends and family. He was known for his humor, kindness and selflessness.

He is survived by his wife, Penny, and their four children: William (Martha); Katherine (Matthew) Mihalka; Thomas; and Brian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary Sullivan.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Audubon Society.

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Mattie Langenberg  

Posted: September 18th, 2020 3:45 PM

Sad to hear this. Bill was a great community member and dedicated AYSO volunteer.

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