March 13 2018: SULLIVAN, Patricia Arlene


On Saturday, March 10, 2018, of Silver Spring, MD formerly of Potomac, MD. Beloved wife for 65 years of Thiel Sullivan; loving mother of Kevin (Linda) Sullivan, Tim (Ellie) Sullivan, Mike Sullivan, Mark (Julie) Sullivan and Maureen (Rumnea) Kelly. Also survived by 11 grandchildren. Pat was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She excelled at swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and individual and group singing in high school and college. Pat attended the University of Southern California and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was presented to Society at the National Charity League Los Angeles League founder chapter Coronet Ball. Pat was a lifelong philanthropist including being a Committee member of the Kappa Gamma Decorator Show House held at the Balboa Bay Club, Newport, CA; the Omaha Orchestra Decorator Show House; and the Washington National Symphony Show House. She volunteered at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (SGAH) for over thirty years, where she started the volunteers Women’s Auxiliary and was its Board president for many years. Pat was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year by SGAH, Outstanding Volunteer by the Montgomery County Council and the Governor of Maryland. She was also awarded, along with her husband, the SGAH Lifetime Giving Award. Pat sang in the St. Raphael Catholic Church choir for twenty years, was a member of the Potomac Women’s Club, and volunteered at the Rockville Nursing Home and the many schools attended by her children. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Potomac Swim Club and President of the Washington Kappa Kappa Gamma DC Alumni Association. Pat was a member of the Springs Club in Rancho Mirage, CA where she enjoyed playing tennis. At Riderwood Village, she was a member of Grace Notes Women’s Chorus, and assisted in the weekly sing-along at the Arbor Ridge Nursing Facility. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Sunday, March 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael’s Church, 1513 Dunster Rd., Rockville, MD 20854, on Monday, March 19 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Autism Speaks, ATTN Web Gift, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or to Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation, 14955 Shady Grove Road, Suite 165, Rockville, MD 20850.


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