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Mike Lope elected president of Detroit area funeral directors group

Posted on September 10th, 2018
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Sullivan Co-owner Michael Lope has been elected to a one-year position as president of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association Sixth District, representing metro Detroit. He is the fourth family member to hold the office, preceded by his grandfather, Jim Sullivan; father, Ray Lope, and uncle, Bill Sullivan. Fellow funeral director Sherry Marshall also has held […]

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Donate shoes for Kiwanis charities at Sullivan Funeral Homes.

We accept donations of used eyeglasses and shoes for service clubs

Posted on September 7th, 2018
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Our funeral homes in Utica and Royal Oak accept in-kind donations for several charitable organizations. Both buildings’ lobbies have boxes where people can drop off used eyeglasses for the Lions Club and gently-worn shoes for Kiwanis. We also accept worn U.S. flags for ceremonial disposal. They are burned with military veterans who are cremated. Since […]

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William Sullivan Funeral Homes receive Pursuit of Excellence Award

Sullivan recognized for excellence by national association

Posted on September 7th, 2018
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For the 15th year in a row William Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2018 Pursuit of Excellence Award. The honor covers both the Utica and Royal Oak locations. We are one of 159 firms from around the world receiving this recognition. To earn […]

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Sullivans honor 65-year employee on his 95th birthday

Posted on August 17th, 2018
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The Sullivan Funeral Home in Royal Oak has named its chapel the McLaughlin Room, recognizing the 95th birthday and 65 years of service of funeral director Dick McLaughlin. The Sullivan family surprised Dick with the recognition at an August 9 birthday party. “To see everyone here — it’s been so wonderful,” Dick said, with tears […]

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Dick McLaughlin, Sullivan Funeral Directors

At 95, Dick McLaughlin is still helping Sullivan Funeral Home families

Posted on August 7th, 2018
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At 95, Sullivan Funeral Homes’ Richard McLaughlin is probably Michigan’s oldest practicing funeral director. He comes to work Monday through Friday. Every day that he isn’t playing golf. Or bowling. Or in Las Vegas with his son playing blackjack. Or entertaining his grandchildren. Oh, and if he’s needed on the weekend, well, he’ll be there […]

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