David A. Sullivan‚ beloved son of the late Walter C. and Nadia A. Sullivan‚ suffered a fatal heart attack on July 25‚ 2010‚ after working at a structure fire the previous day.
Dave was born in Springfield‚ Massachusetts‚ on September 1‚ 1939‚ and grew up in Longmeadow. He attended Norway Street School‚ Longmeadow Junior High School‚ and was president of the first graduating class of Longmeadow High School in 1957. Dave served in the US Army from 1960-1964. He graduated from UMass in 1966 with a degree in civil engineering.
Dave worked in real estate and development before retiring. Later he was self-employed as a Title 5 inspector for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He served on the board of directors for the Driftwood Shores Community Association on the Otis Reservoir‚ where he lived for over 30 years. He was an active volunteer firefighter for the Otis Volunteer Fire Department.
Dave leaves his beloved sons‚ Douglas W. Sullivan and Peter D. Sullivan; his stepdaughter‚ Kimberly Lussier; his granddaughter‚ Devin K. Sullivan; two sisters‚ Nancy S. Porter and Deborah D. Sullivan; his two nephews‚ Scott and Jeff Porter; and many loyal friends and neighbors in the Berkshires.
He touched so many lives‚ always smiling and lending a helping hand wherever needed.