Andrew J. Sullivan, 88, retired Campbell chemist

Andrew J. Sullivan
Andrew J. Sullivan
Posted: June 28, 2014

Andrew J. Sullivan, 88, of Haddonfield, a retired research chemist and division director at Campbell Soup Co. in Camden, died Thursday, June 19, at the health-care facility Alaris Health at Cherry Hill of complications from an infection.

During a 39-year career from the mid-1950s to the mid-1990s, Mr. Sullivan, known as "Jack," held several responsibilities at the Campbell Institute for Research and Technology.

He was director of the division of flavor chemistry, the division of scientific resources, the division of technology assessment and acquisition, and the division of food science and technology.

At Campbell, he coordinated a program using research from several universities to help understand how the brain perceives salt, a nephew, Clifford S. Tinder, said.

Born in Birmingham, Ala., Mr. Sullivan earned a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, and physics at the University of Richmond in 1947, then taught biology there for a year.

He earned his doctorate in cellular physiology at the University of Missouri in 1952.

After a research year as a Public Health Service postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Sullivan began his career with Campbell's.

He was a former fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, the American Chemistry Society, the New York Academy of Science, and the Institute of Food Technologies.

He was a member of the scientific honorary societies Beta Beta Beta, Sigma Pi Sigma, and Sigma Xi.

He was a member of Haddonfield United Methodist Church.

Besides his nephew, Mr. Sullivan is survived by his wife, Betty Lou.

A memorial service was scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd., followed by a reception there.

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