[Tweeters] Patrick Sullivan

Eugene and Nancy Hunn enhunn323 at comcast.net
Sat Sep 22 17:42:49 PDT 2007

Patrick will be sorely missed. Could someone who knew him very well write a tribute for publication in WOSNews? I know we all owe him a debt for finding and sharing many exceptional rarities, as well as for his service leading trips. We might also consider establishing a memorial scholarship for young birders in his name.

Gene Hunn
18476 47th Pl NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
enhunn323 at comcast.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Dennis Paulson
To: Tweeters
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2007 11:25 AM
Subject: [Tweeters] Patrick Sullivan

I am very saddened to report the death of Patrick Sullivan on September 19th, 2007. It is a great loss to his mother, his friends, and the birding community. Patrick fought a lifelong battle against bipolar disease, and it finally defeated him. He took his own life two days after he had returned from the WOS convention at Ocean Shores. He was 35 years old.

Patrick began his birding with Bob Ramsey when he was only eight. Bob had a junior naturalist program at Snake Lake Nature Center, and Patrick was his star student.

As Patrick's knowledge of birds grew, he became an outstanding birder. He was in demand as a leader of field trips for Audubon and WOS. He was in his element when he was birding. In recent years he shared his love of birds through his photography, which he posted on his website.

Patrick will be sorely missed by the birding community.

Remembrances in Patrick’s name may be made to Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Road, Olympia, WA 98516. Nisqually was always one of Patrick's and Ruth's favorite birding spots.
Dennis Paulson
1724 NE 98 St.
Seattle, WA 98115
dennispaulson at comcast.net


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