Richard B. Sullivan Sr., 78, longtime printer at Sun

November 18, 2005

Richard B. Sullivan Sr., a retired printer for The Sun who was active in union affairs, died of heart failure Monday at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Elkton. The former Cub Hill resident was 78.

Mr. Sullivan was born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton. He attended Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School and began his career as an apprentice printer in the composing room of The News-Post in 1944.

He worked at Monotype Composition Co. until joining The Sun and The Evening Sun, where he worked for 33 years until retiring in 1990.

Mr. Sullivan was an active member of Typographical Union No. 12 of Baltimore, where he had served as recording secretary for many years and been president of its credit union for 35 years.

A resident of Newark, Del., since 1999, Mr. Sullivan enjoyed traveling and power boating. He was a member and former deacon of Aisquith Presbyterian Church in Parkville.

Services were held Wednesday.

Mr. Sullivan is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Helena Eckland, a retired Maryland National Bank teller; a son, Richard B. Sullivan Jr. of Highlandtown; a daughter, Lisa M. Campbell of Newark; and six grandchildren.

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