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Mark Sullivan

Mark Francis Sullivan

Friday, August 24th, 1945 - Monday, August 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Mark Francis Sullivan, 73, passed away unexpectedly on August 19, 2019. He was living life to the fullest
on an Alaska fishing adventure with his five sons at the time of his death. Mark was born to Thomas and
Helen Sullivan in Sparta, Wisconsin on August 24, 1945. Mark graduated from Tomah High School and
attended college at St Mary's College (an all men's Catholic College) in Winona, Minnesota, graduating
in 1967 with a degree in Business Administration.

Drafted in 1967, he completed training at Ft Campbell, Kentucky and Ft Jackson, South Carolina before
shipping off to serve in the 101st Airborne Army Division in Vietnam from 1968 - 1969. While serving, he
was introduced to the love of his life, Kathy Olsen and corresponded with her for nine months before
meeting her in person in Orem, Utah in the summer of 1969. Mark married Kathy on October 4, 1969 and
they were later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in
1970. After selling life insurance briefly, Mark reenlisted with the military, serving in Germany, New
Jersey, Mississippi, Virginia, Maryland, Turkey, Texas and settling back in Utah. After leaving the military
he started working as a Field Service Engineer for Sanders Associates in Ogden, Utah and continued
working in the technology industry in positions of escalating responsibility for Harris Corporation, Digital
Equipment Corporation, Compaq, and Hewlett Packard. He retired from Hewlett Packard with more than
36 years of service in the computer industry.

Mark was known for his love of family history, coin and rock collecting, playing cards, gardening, fishing
and hunting, traveling with his sweetheart Kathy, and spending time with his family. He was a faithful
member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many church callings.

Mark was loved by his wife of 49 years, Kathy and their nine children: Angie (Matt) Hanzel, Shara (Jody)
Swapp, Ryan (Anne) Sullivan, Adam (Melanie ) Sullivan, Alisa (Dean) Merrill, Shane (Angie) Sullivan, Lani
(Jared) Norris, Ruston (Damaris) Sullivan, Mark (April) Sullivan and 35 grandchildren. Mark is also
survived by his siblings, Patty, Tom, Kathy, and Randy. He was preceded in death by his parents, and
two grandsons.

Family and friends will be celebrating Mark's life at a service held on Saturday, August 24 (his 74th
birthday!) at 11 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 760 North 400 East in
Springville, Utah. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Legacy Funerals in Spanish Fork.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:45am
    When
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
    Location
    Spring Creek 17th Ward LDS Chapel
    Address
    760 N 400 E
    Springville, Utah
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Spring Creek 17th Ward LDS Chapel
    Address
    760 N 400 E
    Springville, Utah
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    When
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 12:30pm
    Location
    Springville Evergreen Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Springville

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Becky Ottaviani

Posted at 12:16pm
My sincere condolences to the Sullivan family. I worked with Mark for a number of years in the escalation group at Hewlett Packard. He was my manager and he was very supportive of me and helped me to get promoted. He traveled to Oklahoma for a person to person performance review, and he wanted to meet my husband, because he knew the importance of family. I remember a photo he sent to me with his entire family, I was amazed at the size and how beautiful his family was. He talked often about his children and their accomplishments, he was so proud. He even told me some about his service time. I've thought of Mark many times throughout the years, and followed him on face book. My heart is so sad but also happy that he was living a full life before he left this earth to begin his next journey. He was truly a remarkable person who touched many lives.
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Daniel Rech

Posted at 04:17pm
Keeping memories of Uncle Mark in my heart. We take comfort that his love lives on in you. You are all in our prayers. -Dan Rech & Nicole DeBace-Rech
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Karen Hermanek

Posted at 02:08pm
Our deepest condolences on the passing of our dear friend Mark who was part of our escalation family for so many years. Sincerely, the HPE EM Team
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Liane Fremd

Posted at 06:32pm
My condolences to Mark Sullivan's family. Mark was my manager for several years at Hewlett-Packard. He was a joy to work with, always kind and supportive. He loved his family and talked about them often. Mark was a very giving man. When I was up for a promotion, part of the process was to go through a very long phone conference interview with several managers across the country. Mark spent his own money and time to drive up to the Seattle area to sit next to me, being that strong supporter during the interviews. I'll never forget that!! He will be truly missed. Liane Fremd
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Ronald & Sandra Mullion

Posted at 04:01pm
"Mark Sullivan" will remain in our hearts forever.
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