Former resident, cancer researcher, lover of sailing and scuba diving
Rob Sullivan. (Courtesy photo)
Robert Cutler Sullivan unexpectedly passed away on Nov. 18, 2016, at his home in Seattle, Washington. Rob was born on June 25, 1951, to William H. Sullivan and Ruth K. Sullivan. He spent his childhood in Harvard with his five siblings.
Rob graduated from Xavier High School in Concord, with high honors, in 1969, and from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, magna cum laude, in 1973.
After college Rob pursued a lifelong career in the ﬁeld of cancer research, first at the research labs at MIT in Cambridge. In 1994 he moved his work to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Rob co-authored numerous papers published in respected scientiﬁc journals.
Rob is survived by his sisters Patricia S. Bolles and Maura S. Dudley and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, William H. Sullivan and Ruth K. Wrangham; his sister Eileen Sullivan; and his brothers, C. Daniel (Danny) and William H. (Skip) Sullivan.
Rob was dedicated to his work, and he loved living by the water, sailing, and scuba diving. He enjoyed running the Boston Marathon and especially loved enjoying great food with family and friends.
A private ceremony and burial will take place at Bellevue Cemetery in Harvard.