Lewis Sullivan Jr., 77

Former B&O engineer

November 10, 2006

Lewis Kenneth Sullivan Jr., a retired Baltimore and Ohio Railroad communications engineer, died of heart disease Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital.

The Oxford resident was 77.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Elmley Avenue, he attended City College and later earned a General Educational Development diploma.

He began work as a messenger in the telegraph office of the railroad's downtown Baltimore headquarters in 1946.

He retired in 1984 as regional communications and signal engineer of the Chessie System, successor company to B&O.

Mr. Sullivan lived for many years in Glen Burnie before moving to the Eastern Shore.

He enjoyed fishing, photography and riding steam trains.

He was a member of the Easton Elks Lodge.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Oxford United Methodist Church in Oxford, where he was a member.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathie Sullivan Bulla, of Ridgely; a sister, Marti Salvador, of Turlock, Calif.; a longtime companion, Clara Tolson, of Chestertown; and two grandchildren.

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