He was born on November 27, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio and was the son of the late James G. and Dorothy LaVerne McCracken Sullivan Loessberg.
He was a retired accountant for the Tyco Co., Harrisburg, and was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. Joe coached Seven Sorrows girls’ basketball and boys’ baseball for MABA. He was an usher at Seven Sorrows Church.
Some of Joe’s favorite pastimes were doing puzzles, golfing and being an Ohio State Buckeye fan.
Joe’s greatest joy was his family and the love he received and gave to them, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents Joe was preceded in death by his brother James G. Sullivan Jr.
He is survived by his wife Anna Marie Schmeltzer Sullivan; son Joseph L. Jr. and wife Danielle Givler Sullivan of Hummelstown; daughters Kelley L. and husband Ronald R. Andrews of Columbia, Tracey A. Sullivan of Highspire, and Amy L. and husband Matthew Strite of Middletown; grandchildren Jason and Tessa Andrews, Abby and Emma Sullivan, and Molly and Mason Strite; sisters Jeanne and husband Jim Kepler of Pittsburg, Ohio, and Judy and husband Dr. Donald Ery of Belpre, Ohio; and sister-in-law Sue Sullivan.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at his church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as Celebrant.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg.
Viewing will be on from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at the Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with recitation of the Rosary on Friday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to University of Pittsburgh/Lung Transplant Research, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave. at Meyran Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Condolences may be shared at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.