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“Jerry was a mentor to me and I always enjoyed our lunches. He was a bright light and an amazing man. I loved how he was always willing to help people...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa Wells

“I have known Jerry for over 20 years. Our paths crossed most often through the Chamber of Commerce. I used to tease Jerry because I know 2 Jerry...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Meg Wilson - Austin, TX - Friend

“Goodbye Jerry. We always shared a laugh when we crossed paths. Your spirit and your contributions to the Austin tech scene will be missed. I am...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Warnock - Austin, TX

“I got to know Jerry, when I came down from kansas to visit my aunt, who was neighbors to the Sullivan's. I got a phone call from him one morning to...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Tyler Taphorn - Marysville, KS

“I got to know Jerry through my good friends Steve Smith and Whurley. Jerry provided countless advice to me and helped me navigate numerous meetings...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Ben Lamm - Austin, TX

“I first got to know Jerry in the late 80s at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, which he joined to run one of the major...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Eaton - Austin, TX - Friend

“Jerry, you're dancing in heaven now. So many wonderful times in high school and at all of our reunions for the past 50 years. From the pranks to...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Bolt Lawrence - Denver, CO

“I have such wonderful memories of cousin fun with the Sullivans, at our home at Georgetown Lake Montana as well as visiting them in Spokane and...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Bell - St Paul, MN - cousin

“Jerry was the life of the party, always had a smile on his face, positive comments about everyone, made people laugh. He was a great connector,...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Mitch Jacobson - Austin, TX

“Jerry was a true mensch. He was there for every Capital Factory and Longhorn Startup Demo Day and community event to show his support for young...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Joshua Baer - Austin, TX - Friend

“I was saddened and surprised to see Jerry's obituary in today's Statesman. I didn't know Jerry well, but when I saw his picture, I knew exactly that...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Bond - austin, TX

“Jerry was a mentor to me, and one of my and DreamIt's biggest supporter here in Austin. He was at every startup event, full of energy, making...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Kerry Rupp - Austin, TX

“Praying for comfort and peace during this time. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Rick and Sharon Steele - CO

“Jerry, the Fox, as he was know in our youth was a tremendously talented and brilliant cousin. Judie, and I plus Jerry's aunt, Ursula and Uncle Will...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Lester - St Paul, MN

“Strong, brilliant, fun, always there for all of us, honorable, generous, great big brother, tough to get close to at times (smile) independent, well...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Dianne Vile - Julian, CA - Sister

Jerry Sullivan passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Jan. 23, 2014 at age 68.

Jerry grew up in Colorado where he received his B.S. in Engineering, M.S. in Mathematics, and PhD in Physics from the University of Colorado and the AMP from Harvard Business School. After a fulfilling career in the high technology industry, he retired as a General Partner at Adams Capital Management. Thereafter, he mentored many young Austin entrepreneurs.

He was devoted to his family. Among his many passions were music, sailing and the Longhorn baseball team.

Preceded in death by his sons, Craig and Darren and sister, Mary Kay, he is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon; son, Garrett; daughter, Mindy (Chuck) Starkey, grandchildren Megan and Robert; brother, Pat and sister, Dianne (Dan) Vile, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at Emmaus Catholic Church, 1718 Lohmans Crossing Rd., Lakeway, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.