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John F. O'Sullivan
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    Schenectady, NY 12308

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“May you and your family find the comfort in so many friends that are sending to warmth and Loving Kindness. Jen Curry ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Jennifer Curry - Saranac Lake, NY

“I am very sorry to hear about this loss! My name is Jonathan and I live in your neighborhood and I am delivering a comforting message to people. It's...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Jonathan

“Dear Loretta, I met you through Barbara Beauchard. We came to visit you when Barb was here. I remember John from Linton High School. He graduated...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Gail M. Bianchi - Schenectady, NY

“Loretta, I am so sorry to read of John's passing. I met him when you first started dating years ago. I think it was love at first sight. It's...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara (LeBoeuf) Gray - NY

“To Loretta and the Sullivan Family: My sincere regrets to you and the family on John's death. Since I retired from the department, I have had little...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Richard & Lynne Semprevio - NY

“Loretta,Karin,Kelly and Kevin. I want to thank you for sharing John with us over the past 50 some years.John invented integrity and there are many of...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Pete Buchardt - Englewood, FL

“From the first time I met OJ I can honestly say he was one of the most passionate construction persons I have ever come across. John truly loved...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: jeff diStefano - albany, NY

“You will be greatly missed by many. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Jennifer Kulesa - Esperance, NY

“May you all know many are thinking of you and your family with much lovingkindness. Jen Curry ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Jennifer Curry - Saranac Lake,, NY

“Johnny O :I look to the future..for I will spend Eternity there; and now in your good company. On Veterans Day I say out loud the names of "Soldiers"...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Robert A Korkin, Col. USA (ret.) - KY

“John was the most knowledgeable engineer I ever met in 32 years at DOT, an organization filled with many good engineers. If he respected you. you...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Terrence P. Cummings

“John and I worked together from Survey in the 60s to Construction Projects in the 90s. His enthusiasm and great sense of humor made him a pleasure to...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Steve & Grace McDermott - Colonie, NY

“We are so lucky to have had John and Loretta as our next-door neighbors! When we moved in 17 years ago, we didn't know just how lucky we were. To...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Kevin Kenny, Mary Ann Zeszutko, and Cathy Kenny - NY

“Loretta, Kelli,Karin and Kevin My deepest sympathy in your loss. John was a great person and it was a ;peasure to work with him over the years. My...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Darlene Smith - Schenectady, NY

“We met John years ago while working with his daughter Kelli. John's sense of humor was delightful and made him very charming. John was a man of...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Hankinson - Schenectady, NY

“It was my distinct pleasure to know and work with John (OJ) for nearly 30 years. There was a time we rode to work on the South Mall Interchange each...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Paul Mack - Cornelius, NC

“i was s glad to see john monday-he will be remembered by many who worked with and knew him he has the nicest family and i wish them "God speed" if...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: duane parker - clifton park, NY

“I met John when he came to work at City Hall. He was the most caring, passionate and genuinely happiest person who has ever worked at City Hall. He...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy Wade - Schenectady, NY

“Our deepest sympathy. John was a great man, we had the pleasure of getting to know through our mutual love of Cella Bistro. He will be missed by all. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Dwayne & Michele Dragt - NY

“Karin and Family, I was lucky enough to meet your Dad a few years back and was moved by what a wonderful Father and family man he was. My thoughts...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Tiffany Hanson - LAFAYETTE, IN

“Seven plus years ago, John and Loretta walked through our doors and brought with them sunshine, laughter and friendship. They quickly became a part...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Cheryl Cella - Schenectady, NY

“To the O'Sullivan family: My sympathies go out to Loretta and her children on the passing of John. He was a great man who made us laugh and enjoy...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Christine D'Alessandro - Scotia, NY


John F. O'Sullivan 73, died October 23, 2013, in his Niskayuna home surrounded by his loving wife, Loretta, his children and a close family friend.

Born on February 20, 1940 to James F. O'Sullivan and Mary (Grennan) O'Sullivan in Schenectady, John graduated Linton High School in 1958. After college he married the love of his life, Loretta (Nastacie) O'Sullivan, on October 20, 1962 and they recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary together.

John was a Licensed Professional Engineer and spent 52 years in the construction industry. He worked for the NYS Department of Transportation for 32 years, constructing roads and bridges in Region 1. After retirement, he went on to work as an engineer with local private companies and most recently working in Schenectady as the Project Engineer rebuilding Erie Boulevard. It's a rare person who has not driven on a road or across a bridge that was improved by John. He leaves behind a legacy of professionalism, integrity and true caring for his many friends and coworkers.

He is survived by his wife Loretta, his daughters Karin E. O'Sullivan (Grace), Kelli A. O'Sullivan, and his son Kevin P. O'Sullivan; his brother J. Robert O'Sullivan (Ida), his sister Marilyn A. Bricoccoli (Paul); brother–in-law and sister-in-law Frank and Linda Nastacie; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Rose and John Singleton; his mother-in-law Betty Nastacie.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, October 25th at St. Kateri Tekakwitha, formerly St. Helen's, on Union St. at 11:00 am. Visitation begins at 9:30 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Schenectady County, 1411 Union St. Schenectady, 12308 or to a charity of one's choice.

John has made an Anatomical Gift to the Albany Medical College.