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Services Set For Darien Man Killed In Helicopter Crash

DARIEN, Conn. – Services have been scheduled for Tighe Sullivan of Darien, who died Oct. 9 in a helicopter crash outside Mount Pocono, Pa. He was 51.

Sullivan was co-founder and managing partner of WCAS Fraser Sullivan Investment Management and co-head of 3i Debt Management U.S. His wife,  Callie Sullivan, was a former member of the Darien Board of Selectmen.

The helicopter carrying Sullivan and two others was heading to New York after dropping off a passenger in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Sullivan and pilot William Ellsworth of New Jersey were killed in the crash, which occurred while Ellsworth was attempting to land the helicopter at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport during bad weather. A third person, Stephen Barral, survived but is in critical condition at a Pennsylvania hospital.

A graduate of Colgate University, Sullivan started his career at Chase Manhattan in 1983. He later worked as a managing director at Deutsche Bank from 2000 to 2005 before founding Fraser Sullivan and joining 3i Debt Management.

"We will miss the unwavering zest for life that added so much to our professional and personal lives," John Fraser, managing partner of Fraser Sullivan, said in a news release. "Our hearts go out to Tighe's family as they cope with such a tragic and unexpected loss."

Sullivan is survived by his wife of 24 years and three children, Jessie, Lila and Tiger.

Visitation is from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, at the Meeting House behind the United Church of Rowayton. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the church. Edward Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien is handling arrangements.

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