WILLIAMSBURG-William “Bill” Joseph Sullivan, 87, went to meet the Lord on July 22, 2018, with his loving wife by his side. A native of New York, he was a Korean War veteran, having enlisted in the Marines in 1951. During this time of service, he received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Occupation Medal, Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. Following his honorable discharge, Bill was employed in the printing/publishing business including, Director of Manufacturing Research and Planning for McGraw-Hill, Vice-President of Operations for City National Printing Company, Vice-President of Research and Development for Soundview Graphics International and in later years, he was owner and operator of Kwik Kopy Printing in Newport News, VA.
Bill had many accomplishments during his life. He initiated and supervised McGraw-Hill publications conversion to web offset printing, developed and implemented Paper Management Control Program for McGraw-Hill and established first modular concept of magazine web offset printing and pricing. He was also Founder and Chairman Standards Review Committee for Web Offset Publications in the United States (SWOP) New York, N.Y. (1975-1990).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Margaret Sullivan; a son, William and sister, Joan Leahey.
Survivors include his wife, Jayne; four children from a previous marriage, Colleen, Brian, Noreen and Eileen; brother, Cornelius (Rosalind); sister, Margaret Rekdal (Peter); brother-in-law, Charles Ramsdell (Lynn) and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other extended family members and dear friends.
A service will be conducted in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
May you always walk in the sunshine and
May God’s love around you flow;
For the happiness you gave us,
No one will ever know.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you did not go alone;
A part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.
A million times we’ve needed you,
A million times we’ve cried;
If love alone could save you,
You never would have died
(Traditional Irish Thought)