Henry E. Sullivan, 64, a retired electronics technician at the National Bureau of Standards, died on the night of Oct. 2 following a heart attack. He was stricken apparently while watching the Redskins-Cowboys football game on television at his home in Takoma Park and his body was found the following morning.
Mr. Sullivan retired from the Bureau of Standards in 1962 as a result of injuries he suffered in an atuomobile wreck a year earlier. One side of his body was paralyzed and his speech was affected. He spent the next several years in various hospitals undergoing therapy.
The treatment was successful. For the past five years he had lived alone in his apartment and driven his own car. He also was active in bowling, swimming, bingo, pool and the growing of African violets.
Mr. Sullivan was born in Shuqualak, Mss. He joined the Navy during World War II and served in the South Pacific. He attended Duke and Purdue universities. He also attended George Washington University after moving to this area in the early 1950s and beginning his career with the Bureau of Standards.
He was a Mason and was a member of the Albert Pike Consistory of the District of Columbia.
He was a member of the Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria when he lived in that city and later of the Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church in Silver Spring.
Mr. Sullivan's marriage to the former Edith MacDonald ended in divorce.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Erickson, of Harrisonbury, Va., and Carol Mills, of Burke; two sisters, Agnes Law, of Silver Spring, and Louise Cooper, of Durham, N.C., and three grandchildren.