Obituaries: Peter Sullivan

OTTUMWA-Peter Sullivan, 60, of Ottumwa, died February 2, 2019 at home.

He was born November 18, 1958 in West New York, NJ to Richard and Irene Prigge Sullivan.  He married Joan Rider on August 26, 2003.

A graduate of Willingboro High School and of Stockton State College, he earned a M.A. in Criminal Justice from New Mexico State University.  He worked for 25 years for the Mt. Laurel Police Department retiring as sergeant in 2011.  He taught criminal justice in Philadelphia and taught criminal justice at Indian Hills Community College.

Peter was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Loge #191.

Surviving is his wife, Joan; a daughter, Shelby; 3 step-sons, Joshua Jefferson of Keiser, OR, Jacob Jefferson of Medford, NJ and Jordan Jefferson of Philadelphia, PA; his mother, Irene Sullivan of New Jersey;  his siblings, Barbara (Dr. Joseph) Di Martini of St. Louis, MO, Richard (Helena) Sullivan of Burlington, NJ and Chris (Kathy) Sullivan of Littleton, CO.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Sullivan.

His body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. February 23, 2019 at Mt. Laurel Home for Funerals in Mt. Laurel, NJ.

Memorials may be made to Cop2Cop at

https://ubhc.rutgers.edu/cop2cop/