It is with profound sadness the Sulin Family announces the death of Victor “Vic” Alexander Sulin, III. Born in Baltimore on May 23, 1942 he departed on January 29, 2022 peacefully and surrounded by love. He was 79.
The third of three children, he is preceded in death by his father, Victor Alexander Sulin, II and Emma Anne Sulin (nee Grube) and his older sisters Anne S. Jones and Alice Day Sulin. He is survived by his two children, Thomas Sulin and Jennifer Sulin-Stair (Sarah Harding). He was blessed and incredibly proud of his 5 grandchildren, Alexander Sulin (his namesake), Sara and Summer Sulin, Charlize Stair and Ryenne Sulin-Harding. In addition, he is survived by nephews Victor Stevens (Lisa), Clifford Stevens (Sue), Andrew Jones (Dalin), Sam Jones (Carol) and niece Annie Jones Gillispie (Mike). He loved his extended family dearly and shared many great times with them.
A lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County, he grew up on the Sulin Family Farm, a tobacco farm in Severn. He attended and graduated from Arundel High School and received his BA from the University of Maryland in 1964. Upon graduation, he proudly entered the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant. While serving 5 years of active duty, he was assigned to a year in Viet Nam and gained the rank of Captain. He proceeded to serve 22 years in the Air Force Reserves in the Judge Advocate General’s Office as a JAG officer, retiring after 27 years of service in the United States Air Force as Lieutenant Colonel.
In 1969, he entered the University Of Baltimore School Of Law in the inaugural day class. While in Law School, Vic spent his summers managing The Sulin’s Swim Club, a family owned business his father started in 1952. He founded the “Sulin’s Sharks Swim Team” and aided in developing the team from a last place team to a powerhouse in the First Division Central Maryland Swim League. He regarded this as one of his greatest achievements, making a lifelong impact on the families and youth in the Severn and surrounding areas.
After graduating from Law School in 1972, Vic was employed by the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s office, where he was eventually appointed as an Assistant State’s Attorney. He often stated this was one of his favorite jobs.
Vic’s career path changed slightly when he joined the County Executive as the County Criminal Justice Coordinator. He believed this to be the most creative and productive time of his career. He established such programs as the Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, Sexual Offenses Crisis Center, Scared Straight Prison Program, and the Offender Work Program. He was later appointed as the Chief Assistant to the County Executive where he oversaw all Senior Programs, Human Relations, Commission for Women and the Commission of Culture and the Arts. He completed his career as the Deputy County Attorney, Urban Renewal Director, Assistant Director for Planning and Code Enforcement and the Director of Cable Communications for Glen Burnie. He retired in 2001 after 30 years of service to Anne Arundel County.
Most notably, Vic served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1991-1994 representing District 32, Anne Arundel County. In addition, he served as the President of the District 32 Democratic Club and was Vice President of the Glen Burnie Improvement Association. He was also active with the Four River Area Boy Scouts, chairing several committees and hosting numerous activities on the Sulin Family Farm.
Throughout his life and retirement, Vic loved to travel. He visited over 90 countries, and once took a 4 month trip “around the world”. He proudly displayed a map of his travels, along with unique memorabilia from each country. His children fondly remember traveling across the United States in 1986 for 30 days, visiting many famous National Parks and sights. He instilled the love of International travel in his children with trips to London and Paris.
Above all, Vic loved his family. Holidays were lively and full of fun and laughter. Each summer, Vic rented a house in Bethany Beach so that he could spend time with his kids and grandkids. Many lasting memories were made and much enjoyment was had on these trips.
Without question, Vic will be most remembered for his gregarious, friendly and joking personality. With quick wit and fast comebacks, he continually had friends, family and even strangers laughing and smiling.
Vic was famous, or perhaps infamous, for his Taco and Tequila Parties. Over the years, these parties not only grew in size, but in legend. There are many stories and memories that are told to this day about these parties, although it is speculated there are many more stories better left untold.
Vic’s upbringing on a large tobacco farm instilled hard work, honesty, a strong moral compass, and integrity. His military career gave him the love of travel and the unique quality of seeing the positive in every situation.
To his family, he gave the gifts and taught the importance of honesty, integrity, loyalty, hard work and the importance of family. He gave them many memories and much love. But perhaps most importantly, the gifts he leaves behind are the ability to have fun in any situation, laughing often, and loving wholeheartedly. He will be greatly missed.
The family will receive visitors at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A., 1 2nd Ave. SW (at Crain Hwy) on Monday, February 7th from 5-7 pm and on Tuesday, February 8th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, February 9th at 10 am in the funeral home chapel. Interment MD Veterans Cemetery Crownsville.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org or to the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 19 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.
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