Gary Allen Sullivan, 63, of Brookfield and formerly of Oak Lawn, died Dec. 2, 2011.

Mr. Sullivan was born on April 13, 1948 to Eugene and Virginia (nee Jentczak) Sullivan. His favorite pastime was following the horses, and in his younger days you could easily find him at Sportsman’s Park. And avid reader and science fiction fan, Mr. Sullivan also loved to debate, and those who knew him will remember him as The Great Debater.

He is survived by his companion, Eileen Morrissy; his siblings, Shari Sullivan, Jerry Sullivan and Maryellen (Jim) Link; his nephews, Rick Kotowicz, Jason Ralson and Brent Sullivan; and his niece, Stephanie Calvello.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9:30 to 10 a.m., followed immediate by a funeral Mass, at St. Barbara Church, 4008 Prairie Ave. in Brookfield.

Kopicki’s Heritage Funeral Home, Berwyn, handled arrangements.