Generous families bring holiday gifts for kids

Posted on December 14th, 2018
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Every year we collect Toys for Tots in our two lobbies. Often donations come from people who attended our services of remembrance. “People attending the service are surprised to see the collection boxes,” says Co-owner Mike Lope. “But every year our boxes fill up two or three days after the service. People come back and […]

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Jim Sullivan, Wm. Sullivan Funeral Direectors

Jim Sullivan served his country and now serves our families

Posted on December 13th, 2018
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Meet Jim Sullivan, a fourth-generation member of the family who recently returned to the business. His involvement, along with that of his cousin Mike, helps ensure that the funeral homes in Royal Oak and Utica will take care of another generation of families. Jim graduated from Shrine High School in Royal Oak and then the […]

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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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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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