Charles B. “CB” Sullivan, formerly of Howard

HOWARD: Charles B. “CB” Sullivan, 65, formerly of Cty. Rte. 70A passed away Friday (April 24, 2015) at the Bath VA Hospital following an extended illness.


Charles B, better known as “CB” was born August 29, 1949 in Bath to Bernard and Rosella (Robords) Sullivan. On July 3, 1971 in Kanona, he married the former Mary Jo Patrick who survives and resides in Hornell. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three brothers: James, Richard and Jack Sullivan, and two sisters: Bonnie Sullivan and Beverly Bills.


CB was a graduate of Avoca Central School class of 1968. He enlisted in the U.S Army in 1968 and served our country during the Vietnam War until 1971. His achievements in the military included, being an expert marksman with the M16 and was a recipient of the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Campaign and Vietnam Service medals.


Before falling ill, CB had worked as a mechanic at the Alstom Co. in Hornell for more than 20 years and had also worked on various farms in the area at any and all capacities. A sports fanatic at heart, he was very active in summer softball leagues throughout the area in his younger years and was a diehard Yankees fan and loved the Avoca Tigers. CB was also a life member and past President of the Howard Volunteer Fire Dept. for 17 years.


In addition to his wife of 43 years, Mary Jo Sullivan of Hornell, CB is survived by a son Christopher Sullivan of Fairport, a daughter: Carrie (Jim) Newby of Williamson as well as four wonderful grandchildren: Connor and Jackson Sullivan and Cadie and Cayleigh Jo Newby. CB is also survived by a sister: Cindy Sullivan of Montour Falls, a brother William (Tammy) Sullivan of Corning and a sister-in-law: Cathy Sullivan of Tenn. and several nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends from 2-7 pm Thursday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo. A funeral service will take place Friday at 11:00 am at the Howard Vol. Fire Dept. Cty. Rte. 70 A. in Howard. Burial with military honors will be in the Howard Cemetery, Howard, N.Y.


Memorial contributions in CB’s name may be made to the Howard Vol. Fire Dept., 3622 Cty. Rte. 70A, Avoca, N.Y. 14809.


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