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David Michael Sullivan
  • 79 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 26, 1932
  • Place of birth:
    Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 17, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
Dave was a wonderful & fascinating man -- well-traveled, well-read, and infinitely curious. He could talk to anyone about just about anything. He was both remarkable and challenging, but always entertaining & colorful. He will be missed by many.....

Dear beloved friends and family,
We created this memorial to give all of us a place to share our many memories of Dave. He touched so many people - more than we ever realized - and it is our hope that by sharing these memories we'll do what he would have wanted us to do -  stay connected, expand our horizons, and in the process have fun & a good laugh - preferably with a bottle of (cheap!) wine somewhere nearby.  He would have liked that. 
Peace. 
Kate & Bill 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by katie sokoloff on 27th October 2016

"Always think of you Dave and thank you for the great joy and sense of adventure you brought into our lives over the years. Wish I could share a glass of wine with you. :) Well I had one anyway yesterday. Wish you were still here."

This tribute was added by Wiliam Thayer on 26th October 2016

"Hi Dad
It's been a crazy year and even crazier past 6 months!  Really miss being able to talk to you. I think we got it all sorted.  2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year!  
Love you!
Bill"

This tribute was added by Wiliam Thayer on 27th October 2015

"Hi Dad. Thought about you a lot recently. Miss you. I hope you're someplace interesting with a glass of wine in your hand & surrounded by good friends.
Love, Bill"

This tribute was added by katie sokoloff on 26th October 2015

"Raising a glass of red wine in a toast to you Dave! Fond memories always"

This tribute was added by Andrew Hart on 19th June 2015

"A: "Now Dear.... You're a day older- and I'm a day late"

D:  HA"

This tribute was added by Wiliam Thayer on 18th June 2015

"Hi Dad. Missing you.
Love you,
Bill"

This tribute was added by katie sokoloff on 17th June 2015

"Missing you Dave! Summer is here and wishing you could once again stop by to grill some fish and open a bottle or two....."

This tribute was added by Wiliam Thayer on 26th October 2014

"Hi Dad!
I know you hate birthdays, but today you'd be spry 82 and we'd be wishing you a happy birthday whether you liked it or not!  I miss talking to you - getting your advice and insight on just about everything - work, current events, history, sports, music, and life.  
Love, Bill"

This tribute was added by Sara Thayer on 26th October 2014

"Happy Birthday Dave!

I thought of you while hiking along the ocean side in Carmel on this beautiful sunny day.  I know how you liked the sea and then I giggled to myself when I thought you would not have liked the hiking part.  But you would have been proud because Bill and I brought wine!   ;)

Miss you,
Sara Thayer"

This tribute was added by katie sokoloff on 26th October 2014

"We miss you Dave; remembering a fabulous trip to Eastern Turkey with you, mom and dad. An adventure from start in Lake Van to finish in Trabajon on the Black Sea."

This tribute was added by Wiliam Thayer on 17th June 2014

"I miss you Dad."

This tribute was added by katie sokoloff on 17th June 2014

"Was thinking of Dave and my father, Boris, this past father's day. What fun we had searching for fossils, skiing, sailing, visiting ruins in Turkey.  Very precious memories.  The spark of adventure was always present when Dave was around. I miss his sense of fun and adventure and will cherish his invaluable support to my family always."

This tribute was added by Alex Sokoloff on 28th October 2013

"I still find it hard to believe that Dave has passed on.  He was a huge part of my life from a small child to a middle aged adult...and was ALWAYS there to help.  I would go for years not seeing him...and then he would arrive....a bottle of wine in hand...and we just picked up where we left off.  He taught us all how to enjoy life.  We miss you Dave!"

This tribute was added by Sara Thayer on 26th October 2013

"Happy Birthday Dave!  We are all thinking of you.

Miss you,
Sara"

This tribute was added by Wiliam Thayer on 26th October 2013

"Hi Dad
Just wanted to wish a Happy Birthday.  Thinking of you.
Love, Will"

This tribute was added by Sara Thayer on 17th June 2013

"Thinking of you Dave.  xoxo

Cheers!"

This tribute was added by Wiliam Thayer on 17th June 2013

"Hi Dad
Happy Father's day. We miss you.
Love, Bill"

This tribute was added by katie sokoloff on 27th October 2012

"Happy Birthday Dave! We miss you!"

This tribute was added by Wiliam Thayer on 26th October 2012

"Happy 80th Dad!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Hardison on 13th September 2012

"I had the honor and pleasure of being Dave’s friend. I also had the special privilege of conducting Dave’s estate sale. Hundreds of people attended the sale and all wanted to know about the man who had owned all those wonderful things. Just as Kate noted, all his treasures are still being treasured. Thank you Kate and Bill…and thank you Dave."

This tribute was added by Nicholas Sokoloff on 7th September 2012

"Dear Dave,
Im sorry we didn't get much time to hang out as a family, but the time we did spdnd together was Awesome. You enriched all of our luves with yoyr knowledge and compassion, and miss it everyday that you are gone. I hope u are in a safe place and having a great time cause we are all looking forward go seeing one day. Thankyou. Love Nick"

This tribute was added by Anastasia Sokoloff-Blanchard on 5th September 2012

"Uncle Dave was a wonderful man, he was always happy and always seemed to have so many stories to tell. I remember when he would come to visit us in Key West when we lived there. He taught us how to make pizza for lunch and he we always tip the surf board over. He always had something funny. Never did I see him without a smile. You will be dearly missed and forever loved."

This tribute was added by peggy sokoloff on 4th September 2012

"Remembering Dave will always bring a smile to my face.  He was so full of life and always fun to be around. My memories are of cooking with him, he did the fish and I did the rest, many laughs and fun conversation.  Dave was a big part of the Sokoloff family, there is empty seat at the table."

This tribute was added by Ann Thayer Frohlich on 30th August 2012

"My dear family,
I remember Dave as fun loving, always a wonderful host. 2 incidents come to mind:  The RV trip we all took and dinner on the houseboat with raccoons!  I know how much you miss him, but he is always with you -memories will never fade. Love, Ann"


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