John Joseph Sullivan Sr.
(-Bef 1919)
Ellie Koons
(-Bef 1919)
Thomas Franklin Beacher Sr.
Agnes May Hepner
John Joseph Sullivan Jr.
Lillian May Beacher
June Lois Sullivan


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1. Robert A. Portland Sr.

June Lois Sullivan 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 25 Jun 1920, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Robert A. Portland Sr. in 1953
  • Died: 19 Sep 2009, , Bucks, PA at age 89 1 2
  • Buried: Newtown: Newtown Cemetery, Bucks, PA, USA 2

   FamilySearch ID: LJ2D-Z5B.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 5 The 1930 census recorded at 421 Spring Garden Street: John Sullivan, laborer colliery, 38, living with wife Lillian, 36; June, 9; John, 8; Robert, 6; and Lillian, 4. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1940 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 6 The 1940 census recorded renting a home at 531 Harrison Streeet: John Sullivan, coal miner, 39, living with wife Lillian, 41; John, 18; Robert, 16; Lillian, 14; and Geraldine, 8. Also in the home is a daughter Joan with surname Thorpe, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania and lived in the same house in 1935.

3. Residence: on 25 Jan 1972 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 7

4. Residence: on 7 Nov 1972 in Levittown, Bucks, PA. 3

5. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: obituary of June Lois Portland on 23 Sep 2009 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. June Lois Sullivan Portland, formerly of Pottsville, passed away Saturday.

She was born in Pottsville, June 25, 1920, and lived on Harrison Street.

She was a 1938 graduate from Pottsville High School.

In 1938, June was crowned Miss Pottsville and was entered in the Miss Pennsylvania pageant.

She married Robert Portland Sr. and moved to Levittown in 1953, where she was crowned Miss Levittown.

There, they raised three children, Robert Jr., John and Geraldine.

June was an immaculate homemaker, caring mother, fantastic cook and a great adviser to her family.

She enjoyed sewing, camping, swimming and singing.

At one time, June was asked to sing with the Les Brown Orchestra.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, who died in 2004; her daughter, Geraldine, in 2004; and her son, Robert Portland Jr., in 1993.

Surviving are her son, John Portland, Philadelphia; four grandchildren, June Thomas, Vincent Thomas, Robert Portland III and Jennifer Portland, Levittown; a sister, Geraldine Stoudt, Pottsville.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at James O. Bradley Funeral Home, 260 Bellevue Ave., Penndel. Friends will be received from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.

June married Robert A. Portland Sr. in 1953. (Robert A. Portland Sr. was born on 30 Jun 1918 in , , PA,8 9 died on 31 Oct 2004 in , Bucks, PA 1 8 9 and was buried in Newtown: Newtown Cemetery, Bucks, PA, USA 8.)


1 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 23 Sep 2009, obituary of June Lois Portland.

2 Find A Grave,

3 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 7 Nov 1972, obituary of John L Sullivan.

4 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 17 Nov 1969 page 12. Obituary of Mrs. John J. Sullivan.

5 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2146; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0092; Image: 843.0; FHL microfilm: 2341880.

6 1940 United States Census,, John Sullivan, Ward 5, Pottsville, Pottsville City, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-117, sheet 7B, family 142, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3605.

7 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 26 Jan 1972, page 2. Obituary of Cora Lloyd.

8 Find A Grave,

9 U.S. Social Security Death Index, ROBERT A PORTLAND, 31 Oct 2004; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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