ALBANY – Raymond J. “Ray” Sullivan, 91, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Ray was born in Brooklyn, and was a graduate of St. John’s University in Queens. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1945 he married the love of his life Margaret “Peggy” Quackenbush, whom he met on a blind date while they were both in college. He was employed by General Electric in Schenectady and Syracuse for a time, and then as a technical writer by the Benét Laboratories at the Watervliet Arsenal for many years until his retirement. Ray was devoted to his wife and family, he loved dogs, and enjoyed reading, doing yard work, and keeping up with current events and politics.
Ray was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 yrs Peggy in 2008. He is survived by his children Raymond Sullivan, Jr. (Priscilla) of Honolulu, Hawaii, Kathleen Sullivan-Woods (the late Frank Woods) of Albany, Maureen Sullivan (the late John F. Compani) of Latham, James Sullivan (Susan) of Guilderland, Patricia Sullivan (Phillip Plessass II) of Guilderland, and Elizabeth Fisher (Arthur) of Albany; his grandchildren Matthew Sullivan, Jennifer and Ryan Woods, Cara and Daniel Compani, Lindsay Sullivan, Phillip III and Kelly Margaret Plessass, and Steven and Ashley Fisher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 607 Central Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 10:30. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning from 9-10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Agnes cemetery, Menands. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Ray’s name to Blessed Sacrament Church, Albany, NY. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .