TAPPAN, N.Y. -- Leonard “Lenny” Sullivan, 50, a lifelong resident of Tappan, died Thursday, Nov. 26.
He was born Oct. 19, 1965, in Nyack, graduating from Tappan Zee High School in 1983.
He was a master carpenter and a trained stationary engineer who was an active member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #68. Most recently, Sullivan worked as manager of facilities for the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in Palisades.
He served his community as a proud member and former chief of the Tappan Fire Department for more than 30 years. He also served as a past president of the Orangetown Fire Chiefs’ Council. He recently joined the Knights of Columbus and was a devoted Catholic and lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.
Sullivan is survived by his loving wife Barbara (Quinn); three daughters, Tara, Erin and Deirdre; his parents, Patrick and Kathleen (Giblin) Sullivan; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Patrick and Theresa (Moran) Sullivan of New City; Brian and Cindy (Roper) Sullivan of Eagan, Minn.; and Joseph and Jennifer (O’Brien) Sullivan of Tappan; his , sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann Marie and Kenneth Hallock of Tappan; Michael and Helen (Baer) Quinn of West Nyack; Mary and Frank Shine of Pearl River; and his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 120 Kings Highway, Tappan. Burial will follow in Rockland Cemetery in Sparkill.
In keeping with his giving spirit, memorial donations may be made to the Tappan Firemen’s Welfare Fund 123 Washington St. Tappan NY 10983.
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