Michelle O'Hara, William Sullivan Funeral Directors

Meet Michelle O’Hara, funeral planning educator

Posted on March 1st, 2019
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Michelle O’Hara has joined the staff in Utica to exclusively help people plan their funerals in advance. While she’s had customized training in the field she says the thing that prepared her best for her work was her experience as an elementary school teacher. “I’m using my education degree but in a different way,” she […]

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Jack Clock, William Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors

Meet Jack Clock … and Wrigley

Posted on February 6th, 2019
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At 29, Jack Clock is the youngest funeral director in our company but he brings a lifetime of industry knowledge because five generations of his family have owned funeral homes in western Michigan. “I like everything about this work,” Jack said. “I like meeting with families, learning about the deceased, and helping families honor their […]

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Mike Lope, Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors, funerals, cremation

Detroit Free Press: Funeral trends and tips for families

Posted on January 30th, 2019
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The Detroit Free Press recently ran two stories with useful information about how to plan and manage costs connected to your funeral. This article reports that 59 percent of families now choose cremation over burial, a trend we see here at Sullivan & Son. The articles quotes our co-owner, Michael Lope, reporting that, even when […]

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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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