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 Long time Sierra Madre resident, 
business owner and philanthropist 
William “Bill” Sullivan, Sr., passed 
away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at 
the age of 82.

 Born in Chicago on July 7, 1929, Bill 
served in the Army during the Korean 
War. He moved, along with his wife 
and three children then aged 7, 6 and 
4, to Sierra Madre in 1963 and opened 
The Bottle Shop liquor store, which 
he owned until 1984 when he sold 
it, though it remains in the family. 
Following that, Bill and his wife Marie 
constructed and own Sierra Madre Self 
Storage on Montecito Ave.

 In addition to running his businesses, 
Bill was active in the local business 
community and service organizations, 
serving on the Board of Directors of the 
Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce 
and the Sierra Madre Community 
Hospital. He also served on the Bank 
of America Achievement Award Board 
and was a recipient of the “Recognition 
of Service” award from the American 
National Red Cross. He was a past 
president of the Kiwanis Club of Sierra 
Madre and Sierra Madre Little League.

 One of Bill’s lasting legacies is the Sierra 
Madre City College, a philanthropic 
organization which each year is one of 
the first entries in the Sierra Madre’s 
Fourth of July parade, represented by 
a marching band and a float which is 
one of the most anticipated entries in 
the parade, because most years it is 
an irreverent look back at something 
that is or has been a subject of topical 
discussion in the community. Bill and 
the late Hugh Warden were two of the 
driving forces behind the City College, 
and for the last 
several years, 
Bill has driven 
or been driven 
in the SMCC’s 
vehicle in the 

Each year the 
SMCC raises 
money to put 
back into the 
community. Over 
the years, the 
City College has 
donated to the 
City’s ambulance 
fund, and to Sierra 
Madre Search and 
Rescue. They 
donated a flagpole 
to St. Rita’s School, 
and installed 
a concrete art 
patio for the 
students at Sierra 
Madre School. 
They’ve installed 
lighting at Sierra 
Vista and Mountain Trail parks, 
funded a patio on the east side of City 
Hall and the south side of the Senior 
Center. With Kiwanis, they helped 
fund the pergola area in Memorial 
Park, and they are also responsible for 
the covered barbecue area in Sierra 
Vista Park (a revenue generator for the 
City). They’ve also installed barbecue 
sets in Memorial and Sierra Vista 

 Bill also took pride in being 
cantankerous and in his efforts to keep 
City Hall honest.

Mr. Sullivan is survived by his wife 
of fifty-six years, Marie, and three 
children, his daughter Kathy (Paul) 
Copeland, and two sons, Bill, Jr. (Patty) 
and Dan Sullivan. He also leaves 
behind six grandchildren, Melissa, 
Michael, Jay, Jeff, Tracy and Sarah. His 
brother Frank Sullivan and his sister, 
Betty Davis, preceeded him in death.

 A memorial service will be held at St. 
Rita Catholic Church, 318 N. Baldwin 
Ave. in Sierra Madre, on Tuesday, Sept. 
27, 2011 at 10am, followed immediately 
by a reception at O’Malley Hall, also at 
St. Rita.

On Saturday, September 17th, 
the Mayor of Sierra Madre, John 
Buchanan, officially opened the 

recently remodeled Jameson cottage 
at The British Home. It was a double 
celebration for the Home which was 
officially opened 80 years ago on 
September 22nd 1931. 

 A group of around 70 invited guests 
which included local dignitaries, 
representatives of the Daughters 
of the British Empire, friends, and 
residents attended the opening. 
Margaret Jenkins , 

 President of The British Home, 
accepted two ‘Certificates of 
Recognition’ from California State 
Assembly member Bob Huff ‘s 
representative David Monroy in 
honor of the outstanding, high quality 
service given to seniors for the past 80 
years and the reopening of Jameson 

The Mayor congratulated the British 
Home on its anniversary and thanked 
it for its many years of service to the 
local community. He also praised 
the Home for recognizing that in 
today’s world people are living longer 
which is creating a greater need for 
accommodation which provides 24 
hour nursing care. Jameson cottage, 
which has five single bedrooms and 
one double bedroom, 

has been remodeled specifically 
to meet this need. The Mayor 
performed the ribbon cutting to the 
accompaniment of a rousing tune 
played on the bagpipes by Cindi 

 It was appropriate that a member of 
the Sierra Madre community officiate 
at the opening of Jameson cottage as 
it was originally built with money 
donated by Mrs. Ida M. Jameson in 

memory of her husband J.W. Jameson 
back in 1958. The Jamesons settled 
in Sierra Madre in the early 1920’s. 
They were involved in philanthropy 
throughout their lives and later Ida 
established the Jameson Foundation 
which continues their work today.

William “Bill” Sullivan, Sr.

Sierra Madre Mayor John Buchanan and his wife Terri take a moment 
for a snapshot with the Board of Directors of the British Home.


Get gussied up and come to the 
Fabulous Fall Fashion Show 
and Tea sponsored by the Sierra 
Madre Historical Preservation 
Society and see them in all their 

On Saturday, October 15, 2011, 
costume designer Shon Le Blanc of 
Valentino’s Costumes will present 
textiles, clothing and accessories 
Sierra Madre style. Having furnished 
costumes for many plays, movies and 
television shows, as well as the Sierra 
Madre Rose Float in 2008, Le Blanc 
will narrate the show’s different eras, 
as he describes costume details.


Based on the photographs from our 
award-winning book, “Southern 
California: Seeking the Better Life in 
Sierra Madre”,this historical fashion 
revue will reveal how Sierra Madreans 
dressed through the ages. Tableaus of 
models will be accompanied by a slide 
show of historic images taken from

 the book and the archival files. 


To complement this unique show, 
the Society will serve a sumptuous 
tea consisting of finger sandwiches, 
hearty appetizers, scones, including a 
special orange marmalade cake as one 
of the desserts.


The event is in celebration of the 
Sierra Madre Historical Preservation 
Society’s 80th Anniversary. Founded 
in 1931, the Society continues to 
participate in community activities, 
promoting and preserving the 
history of Sierra Madre, including 
the stewardship of the Sierra Madre 
Historical Archives and the City’s two 
museums: Lizzie’s Trail Inn and the 
Richardson House. The program will 
be held in Hartzell Hall: 695 W. Sierra 
Madre Blvd. at 2:00 p.m. The parking 
entrance is located off N. Michillinda 
Avenue. Tickets are $40 and are tax 
deductible. All proceeds support the 
work of the Society.


Tickets are available at Arnold’s 
Hardware, Savor the Flavor, Sierra 
Madre Library, Mary’s Market and 
Prudential Reality, and from SMHPS 
Board members. For more information, 
call 626.355.1389 or visit

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