Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home
Roderick Phillip Sullivan Sr., age 95, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Concordia of Cabot. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 36 years as a clerk and supervisor in Elizabeth, Charleroi and Library and retired as postmaster in West Newton. He was a charter member and treasurer of the former Mon-Postal Federal Credit Union in Elizabeth and was on the board of Tri Boro Federal Credit Union in Munhall. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree of Elizabeth, and was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church, in Elizabeth Twp. where he served as a eucharistic minister. Rod is a Navy veteran, serving during World War II, and was a member of American Legion Alonzo Weigel Post 553 of Elizabeth. Born August 17, 1926 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late James and Anna (McNeil) Sullivan and husband of 61 years to the late Phoebe (Withers) Sullivan. He is survived by daughters, Nancy Lee (Michael) Corey of Strongsville, OH and Susan (Paul) Austin of Lake George, NY; sons, Roderick P. (Kathryn) Sullivan Jr. of Chester Springs, Daniel W. (LuAnn) Sullivan of Ashland, OH, Dr. Patrick J. (Mary Anne) Sullivan of Cheswick and Terrence C. (Mary) Sullivan of Strongsville, OH; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Florence (Balog) Ocilka; sisters, Connie Rubino, Virginia Malady and Catherine Behanna. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 10 AM in St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating and military honors will follow. Private burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
Originally published November 19, 2021.