A familiar personage in the Manorhaven neighborhood of Port Washington, Anthony "Tony" Sullivan died unexpectedly on April 3, 2006. Born in Manchester, England, he was 78 years old and lived in the area for a number of years as well as in his country retreat in Richmond, RI. He was a frequent visitor to the UK, where members of his family reside. It was a way to keep his accent fresh.
Tall of stature with a shock of silver white hair, his career permitted him to pursue his career as a connoisseur of film. He worked for years as a film editor for ABC-TV in New York, where he specialized in re-editing Hollywood products for the television audience. He gained high respect from many of the industry's top directors for his skillful and sensitive work.
He took pride in his efforts and this reflected his passion for his life's work. His memory was encyclopedic and he was able to quote at length virtually every detail of any film that he worked on. He was truly a student of the medium, delving into the history of film and also general history and public affairs. He was a habitué of the local library and many book shops, always on the prowl for books that would enhance his knowledge.
His leisure activities ranged from his own walks to caring for his yellow Jaguar XKE convertible. He enjoyed swimming and installed a pool in his Rhode Island retreat. As a proper Englishman, the bicycle was his favorite way to gad about. He was never without a jacket and frequently a tie.
Fate brought him a somewhat solitary life, but he was counted as a dear friend to those fortunate to know him and share that life.