Robert H. Sullivan "Sully"



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Robert Harold Sullivan “Sully”   Rochester:  Sunday, June 21, 2020 at age 80.  Predeceased by his son, Scott Patrick Sullivan; his mother, J. Virginia Sullivan; 3 brothers and 1 sister.  Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Sharon A. Sullivan; his daughters, Terry A. Sullivan, Kelly (Kurt) Petracchi; his grandchildren, Scott Alexander Petracchi, Jordan and Devon Petracchi; sister, Dorothy A. Sullivan; loving nieces and nephews.  Special family friends; Kathy Kuhn, Kara Vincent, Jan Pettie, Lisa Buckert and Laura Laurer; his LDR Charpit family; his morning coffee club including, Bill Hart, Dave Gerstner, Phil Goutremont, Frank Coons; his neighbors, Dan DiMora and family; dear friends.  Robert had a great sense of humor and enjoyed talking with friends and spending time with his family.  Robert was a proud Navy Veteran and a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company.   Friends may call Friday (June 26th) 10-12 at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  Private interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the K.A.T. Animal Shelter, 62 Gorton Ave, Hilton, NY 14468 in his memory.  For more information and to sign Robert’s online guestbook, visit


  1. jamie zicari on June 23, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    There will never ever be another like you bob, I really wish I could talk to you one last time. God bless you and your beautiful family you helped create. Xoxo love jamie zicari from ldr

  2. Elizabeth Romero on June 23, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May God light the way for peace and guidance during this time for you all. I loved sharing his birthday and I will always remember I felt honored to be born on the same day. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

  3. Jack Keenan on June 24, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Bob was a good man. i used to go for coffee with him and my uncle Bill Farress to the LDR.

  4. Joseph Barry on June 24, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Bob was to me always warm and friendly, and upbeat. He had a great sense of humor, and just a real nice guy. Bob was my cousin through my Mother. I will miss seeing him in his Lincoln, and the Pittsburgh Steelers now will be getting some heavenly cheers. Bob was simply a terrific person. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sharon, Terry, Kelly, and his grandchildren and many friends.

  5. Bonnie Park on June 24, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Dear Sharon and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this very difficult time!!

  6. Char Weigel on June 25, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    I wanted to send my sympathy to Mrs. Sullivan, Terry and Kelly. I used to be friends with your family when we lived on Freemont and have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Sullivan. He was kind, funny and full of life. And always welcomed me to the house as did you all. I’m so sorry for your loss of this wonderful man. Char (Roth) Weigel

  7. Pamela & Richard Bosco on June 25, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    I have known Bob and Sharon for many, many years. We bowled together on a mixed bowling league and he would ALWAYS have everyone laughing so hard! I would look forward to our weekly trip to Dewey Gardens. Saw him last at Holy Cross Church, in his usual spot, in the back of the church. I am truly heartbroken of his passing. There are people that come and go throughout our life, years can pass, but EVERYTIME I ran into Bob, it was just like we never "skipped a beat"! I hope you are at peace and with your beloved son Scott! I will FOREVERE miss you, rest in peace my friend. Love You always, Pam

  8. Cathy Falkner (Roth) on June 26, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    I have such wonderful memories of growing up on Freemont Rd and all the great neighbors we had. Mr Sullivan always had a smile on his face and was nice to everyone. Mr Sullivan moved to my neighborhood so I would still see and talk to him on occasion, still the happy guy he always was. My sympathies to his entire family. May he Rest In Peace.

  9. Loretta Petralis on June 26, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    I have known Bob through my childhood friend, Dorothy. His sister. I was sad to see that he had passed and, especially to Dorothy, send my sympathies.

  10. Gail Snyder on June 26, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss.. Our prayers are with you ..

  11. Kelly MacPherson on June 29, 2020 at 1:29 am

    I was saddened to hear of Mr. Sullivan’s passing. I will remember him for that sense of humor of his! The last time i saw him was at our dr’s office. I must say i was taken aback to see him as i had just been thinking about Scott as i traveled the 490 to 390 split. After i checked in, i turned around and there he was with that wonderful smile and his usual "hiya kel, how are ya doin?". I will cherish that last meeting forever! Condolences to the family.

  12. Gerald Cosner on June 29, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Jerry Cosner- Bob and I had a good time teasing Sharon Heffler at the char-pit.I’m sure we both teased the girls in grammar school where we honed our skills.It’s so sad to see one struggle with life ,but he did it with grace and pride. Good-bye old friend

  13. Kelly on July 7, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Thank you! XO

  14. Kelly on July 7, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Thank you! He loved having the same birthday as you – 2 very special people! XO

  15. Kelly on July 7, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Mr. Bill is always in my heart! I know that he and my dad are having coffee every morning. Thank you!

  16. Kelly on July 7, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Thank you for your kind words – he truly was the best! XO

  17. Kelly on July 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Thank you! XO

  18. Kelly on July 7, 2020 at 11:01 am

    There is/was nothing like Fremont Rd. – thank you! XO

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  21. Kelly on July 7, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Thank you!

  22. Kelly on July 7, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Thank you!

  23. Kelly on July 7, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Thank you Kelly! XO

  24. Kelly on July 7, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Thank you!

  25. Tim Hungerford on July 15, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Bob made a long lasting impact on my life. I was Kodak summer help in 1985, and as he said "summer help, and some aren’t". He took me under his wing and after B trick we went to the CharPit together and chatted and laughed. I will never forget Bob. I can still hear his laugh 35 years later.

  26. James Barry on August 12, 2020 at 12:21 am

    Sorry for your loss. Bobbie was a special cousin. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Fondly Jim and Mary Ann Barry

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