Dick Sullivan

 

Loveland Reporter Herald

Friday June 24, 2005 page B-3

 

Richard Dean “Dick” Sullivan, 56, of Clifton, formerly of Loveland, died in a car accident on June 13, 2005, in rural Mesa County.

A memorial service was held June 17, 2005, at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction.

He was born Nov. 26, 1948, in Longmont, to E. Fred and Marcella Sullivan. He went to school in Loveland and graduated from Loveland High School in 1966.

He is survived by his wife, Lee Sullivan of Grand Junction; a son, Seaman Matthew A. Sullivan of Spokane, Wash.; a daughter, Sharon G. Sullivan of Spokane; his father, E. Fred Sullivan of Pueblo; and his sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Phillip Bacon of Grand Junction.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marcella Sullivan.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 328, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Driver in fatalwreck lD'd

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

By MIKE WIGGINS

The Daily Sentinel

Authorities on Tuesday identified the man who died after plunging his car into the bottom of a canyon in Colorado National Monument as 56-year-old Richard Sullivan of Grand Junction.

Mesa County Coroner Rob Kurtzman performed an autopsy Tuesday and determined Sullivan committed suicide and died of multiple injuries, said Susan McBurney, spokeswoman for the Mesa County Sheriffs Department.

A biker told deputies Monday he saw Sullivan driving a white sedan east on Rimrock Drive, then stop, make a U-turn and drive west before driving off a cliff into Red Canyon, one mile west of the turnoff for Glade Park.

Sullivan fell about 250 feet into the canyon and was ejected about 20 yards from the vehicle.

Sullivan was the second person to drive a car off the monument this year.