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WALTER L. SULLIVAN, FORMER ILA SECRETARY-TREASURER, DEAD AT 83

 NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter L. Sullivan, the former Secretary-Treasurer of the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA), AFL-CIO and a member of the union since 1933, passed away on Saturday, August 28. He was 83.
 Mr. Sullivan retired from the ILA at the union's July 1991 convention. He was International Secretary-Treasurer since 1983. Mr. Sullivan earlier served as Secretary-Treasurer of the ILA's Atlantic Coast District from 1955 to 1983.
 "The ILA has lost one of its most exceptional officers and members in Walter Sullivan," said John Bowers, the ILA's president. "I knew Walter for several decades. He made an indelible mark on our union through his commitment to the ILA and its members and his dedication to the positions of District and International Secretary-Treasurer."
 A native of New York City, Mr. Sullivan has been associated with the ILA since 1933, when he began his longshore career on Manhattan's West Side piers as a member of ILA Local 791. He was employed as a longshoremen by Moore & McCormack & Sons; U.S. Lines; and T. Hogan & Sons. From 1943 to 1991, Mr. Sullivan served on the ILA's Wage Scale Committee representing Local 791.
 Mr. Sullivan was one of the few officials in the union to work under four different ILA presidents. Mr. Sullivan was appointed the ILA's first Welfare Director in 1948 by former International President Joseph P. Ryan. Mr. Sullivan later worked with ILA presidents Captain William Bradley, Thomas W. (Teddy) Gleason and the current ILA leader, John Bowers.
 Mr. Sullivan was the chairman of the York District Council of Longshoremen from 1953 to 1956.
 An alternate trustee of the NYSA-ILA Welfare Fund, Sullivan also served as Coordinator of the Guaranteed Annual Income Committee.
 ILA colleagues honored Mr. Sullivan in 1979 when the Buffalo Joint Council awarded him the Owen J. Kavanagh Award. In Oce?r 1986, he was the Guest of Honor at the annual dinner of ILA Local 1804-1.
 Mr. Sullivan held Life Membership as a Fourth Degree Member with the Marquette Council Number 157, Knights of Columbus. In 1965, the United Stated Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards recognized Mr. Sullivan for his work with Occupational Safety. That same year, the Union Labor Day Safety Campaign also honored Mr. Sullivan.
 Walter Sullivan's wife, Catherine, passed away in 1982. A sister, Grace O'Malley, recently passed away. He is survived by a sister, Francis Shea; a brother, Gerard Sullivan; daughter, Lois Conley; sons Lanny and Walter, Jr; son-on-law, Jack Conley; daughters-in-law Carol and Alana; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 Sullivan family members will receive guests at Leo Kearns Funeral Home, 6140 Woodhaven Boulevard, Rego Park on Monday and Tuesday, August 30 and 31 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.
 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 1 at 10:15 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Howard Beach, Queens. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery.
 -0- 8/30/93
 /CONTACT: James A. McNamara of ILA, 212-425-1200/


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