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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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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