TIMOTHY JAMES O’SULLIVAN
February 2, 1922-June 18, 2011
Tim O’Sullivan, a former broadcaster and labor leader, passed away peacefully June 18th.
He was born on February 2, 1922, in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Cleveland, and when he was a teenager, his family moved to Muncie, then Ft. Wayne, Indiana, which he always considered his home.
He started a career in radio as a radio sportscaster at age 17 in Muncie.
He served in the Army Air Corps 8th Air Force, 384th bomb group, in World War Two, and he was highly decorated, and he reached the rank of first lieutenant. He was stationed at Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, England, and met a local girl, Kathleen Teresa Cooper, known to her family and friends as Terry. After leaving the service, he wrote to propose. They have been happily married since late 1946.
They lived in Fort Wayne, where he worked as a newscaster for radio stations WOWO and WGL.