IN HONOR AND REMEMBRANCE OF JAMES FRANCIS SULLIVAN; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 70
(Extensions of Remarks - May 11, 2010)

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           IN HONOR AND REMEMBRANCE OF JAMES FRANCIS SULLIVAN

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                        HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, May 11, 2010

  Mr. KUCINICH. Madam Speaker, I rise today in honor and remembrance of 
James Francis Sullivan, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-
grandfather and friend. Mr. Sullivan lived his life with energy, joy 
and a commitment to his community.
  Mr. Sullivan was born on June 19, 1932. His mother, Sarah, was from 
Ireland, and his father, John, was from Pittsburgh. The youngest of 
eleven brothers and sisters, Mr. Sullivan was raised in Cleveland, 
Ohio, where he learned the value of hard work and the importance of 
family. He attended St. Coleman's Grade School and graduated from West 
High School.
  Mr. Sullivan followed the path set by his father and joined the 
Asbestos Workers Local No. 3. He served as an Executive Board member 
and later was elected President, an office which he held for six years. 
In 1973, he was elected Business Manager of the Asbestos Workers union 
and he held the position for fifteen years. Mr. Sullivan was a tireless 
advocate on behalf of asbestos workers. He brought their concerns to 
national fora and represented the union at international conferences. 
Most significantly, under his leadership, pension and hospitalization 
plans were first established for asbestos workers.
  Mr. Sullivan was also a dedicated husband and father. He married his 
high school sweetheart, Helen, in 1952. Together, they raised six 
children: James ``Scott'', Jeffrey, Brian, Danny, Bobby and Kelly. All 
five sons are members of the Heat & Frost Insulators Local No. 3 in 
Cleveland. Mr. Sullivan was also a devoted grandfather of twelve, and 
great-grandfather of two.
  Madam Speaker and Colleagues, please join me in honor and remembrance 
of James Francis Sullivan. I offer my condolences to his family and 
friends. Mr. Sullivan lived life with a generous heart and an 
unwavering love for his family. He will never be forgotten.

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