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Ron Sullivan Memorial Set for Oct. 4

Ron Sullivan Memorial Set for Oct. 4

CANOGA PARK, Calif. – A memorial service to commemorate the life of Ron Sullivan, better known to the world as director Henri Pachard, has been arranged by his widow Deloras.

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at 2 p.m.. It is open to the public. The ceremony will be held at:

SGI Community Center
14840 Nordhoff St.
Panorama City, CA 91402

"We'll do a Buddhist ceremony, which is a short ceremony with some incense, sending him off, and then people will want to gather and mingle for a while, and then we'll close it up starting around 5, 5:30," Deloras said. "The family will speak and some people will want to speak, and we'll just serve some light refreshments after the ceremony."

Friends of Sullivan including actress Bionca and screenwriter Helen Terrie have been helping Deloras take care of the late director's effects.


"We want to remember him the way he was, the way we do," Deloras said. "He's let me know that. He's just in a better place; he's happier. He hated what the disease did to his body. I'm so glad he's not suffering anymore. He's been so brave. This disease is so ugly and he just hated it, but he was so brave and really, really tried; he didn't give-up. But it's too much. Things started happening, like fever. He went into hospice here at home, and he passed away here at home, and he was at peace."

"He's going to be cremated, and that takes time, but it's just his shell, just his body, so we'll do that privately, and they're going to return his remains to me in an urn."

Deloras has asked that those who wish to help, or to express their condolences before the ceremony, email her at

"He is not gone, as far as I'm concerned," Deloras said. "He has let me know he's with me still. He's just better. What he was trying to deal with and work with with that body was not Ron. But he kept trying. That man was so strong!"

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Posted 09/30/2008 by spallone
Ron was one of the best guys i ever met, I will never forget him. Ron worked on over 200 movies with me.When people pass away everybody has good things to say about them even if the don't really mean it,with Ron i trully believe that there is nobody that has anything bad to say about him.Everyone really liked him,we had lots of laughs together. even when he was sick. I have not seen Ron in 9 months,because i didn't want to see him suffering anymore..Ron wrote me a goodbye letter 9 months ago and it hurt me so i can't even think of how much it hurt him.Even thow ron was 25 years older than me we were very close.I will trully miss him
Posted 09/30/2008 by albee
Ron and I go back to the New York days when we served together on the Adult Film Association Board. We had some crazy times back then. And when video came along, Ron was right there with a group of us when we formed the Adult Video Association, and later the Free Speech Legal Defense Fund (Later Free Speech Coalition). Ron was long on speeches, but never short of heart and good deeds. I relish those memories, and I am saddened that Ron is no longer with us physically, but having survived myself, and sharing some pretty heartfelt emails with him, I knew to what degree he was suffering. My deepest condolences to his wife and family. Our industry has a void that will never be filled with the likes of "Henri Pachard." Al Bloom
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