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Services Tuesday for Leonard N. Sullivan, age 89

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Leonard N. Sullivan, age 89 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

He was born on July 12, 1929, in Chicago, IL, to James and Goldie (Shapiro) Sullivan.

Leonard is survived by his sons; Terry (Cydney) Sullivan, John (Marylou) Sullivan and William (Roxanne) Ortiz; daughters, Michele (Hank) Ysaguirre, Kathi May and Dolores Ortiz; brother, Donald (Lynette) Sullivan; sisters, Beverly Crawford and Lois Sullivan; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Helen (Piersing) Sullivan.

Leonard was a Social Worker/Administrator of the Food Stamp Department for Lake County Indiana for many years. He was very active in the DAV program for disabled veterans. Leonard was also a very active advocate for many needy families and civic issues. He was one of the early pioneers for championing the rights of the handicapped population. Leonard would often travel to the state capital and Washington, D.C. to help expand awareness of the needs of all handicapped individuals. He was known all around town for driving his golf cart to Leonardís restaurant almost every day. He loved his family and especially loved spending time with his grandkids. Leonard was a very generous man who was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304 with Pastor Craig Forwalter officiating.

A visitation will be on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Posted 6/14/2019




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