101st birthday: LCDR James R. Sullivan

LIMA — LCDR James R. Sullivan is celebrating his 101st birthday.

Sullivan was born Oct. 29, 1921, in Roslindale, Massachusetts to Patrick J. and Mary (Byrne) Sullivan. On April 20, 1947, he married Dorothy (Donovan) Sullivan, who died Oct. 27, 1977.

Sullivan has five children, Paul (Cheryl) Sullivan, Joan (Jim) Moss, Dotty Sullivan, Kathleen Gast and Maureen Sullivan. He has seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Sullivan was a U.S. Navy fighter pilot in World War II. He graduated from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Sullivan’s passion and knowledge of jets and aerospace brought him to Lima to work with Westinghouse Aerospace Division; he became program manager of the Apollo Program, First Man on the Moon Program, Space Shuttle Program and many other space programs. James is a member of St. Gerard’s Catholic Church. He enjoys watching golf, ice hockey, Notre Dame football and Boston College football. Sullivan is proud of his Irish Heritage. Toast & Cheers to 101 years!