E. Dennis Sullivan, 85, Dunmore, died Sunday morning in Geisinger-Community Medical Center. His wife, the former Margaret Suzanne Gillern died in 2016.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and Whilma Crockenberg Sullivan. Dennis was a graduate of East Stroudsburg University and had served in the U.S. Army. He and his wife were the former owners of Hank’s Hoagies in the Greenridge section of Scranton, and prior to that, he worked as a salesman for Lipton International. Dennis had fond memories of his years at Hank’s. He watched generations of families come through the store and treasured the relationships he had made. Dennis was a former member of Elmhurst Country Club, where he enjoyed many laughs and golf with lifelong friends. He had a unique rapport with the neighborhood Dunmore DPW crew. Their camaraderie and banter was the highlight of every Thursday.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be missed by all who knew him. Dennis thoroughly enjoyed many peaceful and relaxing years at Elk Lake, and always cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Surviving is a son, Dennis Sullivan and wife Molly of Scranton; a daughter, Maureen Sullivan-Kuschke and husband Barry of Dickson City; grandchildren, Courtney Kuschke of Dickson City, Patrick, Shamus, and Liam Sullivan, all of Scranton; two brothers, Phillip Sullivan and his wife Jeanne, Clarks Summit, and Michael Sullivan and his wife Carol, Montoursville; brother-in-law, Joseph Farrell of Waymart, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dennis was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary; and a sister W. Susan Farrell.
His family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Geisinger-Community Medical Center for the care and compassion shown to him during his short stay with them.
A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, April 27th at 9:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Church in Scranton.
Private entombment will take place in Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.
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