Jeremiah Joseph Sullivan of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. He was 78.
He was born in Philadelphia to Jeremiah Joseph Sullivan Jr. and Mary E. Albert.
Mr. Sullivan was a homebuilder and real estate developer. He owned cattle ranches in Arizona and Tiffany, near Arboles. He was a life member and past president of Valley of the Sun Real Estate Exchangers; past director of the Scottsdale Boys Club; past trustee of the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation; and member of the American Hereford Association.
Mr. Sullivan spent many years as a 4-H Club leader. He particularly enjoyed working with young 4-H members and other leaders, his family said.
He loved showing registered Hereford cattle at cattle shows throughout the western states and shared that passion with his grandchildren, who have continued the tradition. He enjoyed horseback rides with the Scottsdale Charros and the Verde Vaqueros.
Mr. Sullivan was an Irish Tenor, and he sang and toured with The Phoenix Orpheus Male Chorus.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy Sullivan, of Scottsdale; daughters Valerie Remington of Colorado Springs, Cathy Calderwood of Ignacio and Carolyn Conditt of Baltimore; son, Tim Sullivan of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A visitation and rosary will be held at 6 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road in Scottsdale. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 6261 N. Granite Reef Road in Scottsdale.