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Three Generations of the Sullivans: Jim Sullivan of Sullivan’s Funeral Homes stands in one of the rooms at his 2254 Market St. location. Sullivan’s grandfather founded the business, one of the longest continuing operating establishments in the Castro, in 1924. (photo: Bill Sywak)

Castro Institution Sullivan’s Funeral Home Maintains Tradition
People do not often consider funeral homes a pillar of society, but it is hard to describe Sullivan’s Funeral Home on Market Street any other way. Much of the Castro literally around Sullivan’s, which was founded in 1924 when the area was sparsely populated.