Scott Sullivan, 47, of Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Brownsmead, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Tacoma.

He was born Aug. 24, 1964, in Astoria, to Robert and Barbara (Morris) Sullivan. His parents survive, residing in Brownsmead.

Raised in Brownsmead, he graduated from Knappa High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Linfield College.

He served in the Peace Corps.

Mr. Sullivan held various positions in retail sales and human resources. His most recent employer was Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash.

He enjoyed buying and selling antiques, traveling and restoring furniture. Family members said he had a vast knowledge of antiques with an amazing recall regarding the age, value and history of collectibles.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his life partner, Gary Pavinich of Tacoma; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas and Donna Sullivan of Dickinson, N.D., Russell and Jane Sullivan of Anchorage, Alaska, and Sean and Susan Sullivan of Clatskanie; 11 nieces and nephews; one great-niece; one great-nephew; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bradley Sullivan.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Knappa Prairie Cemetery.

A memorial will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Old Town Park in Tacoma. For information, call (360) 560-0606.

Edwards Memorial Funeral & Cremation Services of University Place, Wash., is in charge of the arrangements.

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