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Daniel Richard Stull

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STULL, Dr. Daniel Richard Dr. Daniel Richard Stull, 95, of Manchester and formerly of Midland, MI, beloved husband of Mary (Lowe) Stull, passed away Tuesday (March 20, 2007) at an area convalescent home. He was born May 28, 1911 in Columbus, OH, son of the late Walter and Irene (Haldeman) Stull. He lived in Michigan for 44 years until 1984 when he began to keep residences both in Midland and Manchester. Mr. Stull was a member of the South United Methodist Church in Manchester. Dan did his undergraduate work in Chemistry at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, OH and earned his Ph.D from Johns-Hopkins University in 1936. He taught chemistry for several years at East Carolina State Teachers College and in 1940 accepted a job in the physical chemistry laboratory of the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI. He retired in 1975 as a Research Scientist after 35 years with the company. While at Dow he was on the team that developed Styrofoam and he invented a Styrofoam container that would transport blood plasma being delivered via airdrop to frontline troops during World War II. He was acknowledged by the Surgeon General of the United States in appreciation for his development of "The Fridge." Dr. Stull authored several books, among them, the "Thermo Dynamic Properties of the Element", "The Chemical Thermodynamics of Organic Compounds", "The Fundamentals of Fire and Explosion as well as writing numerous articles in various trade journals. He served on many domestic and international committees and lectured on research in the field of thermodynamics. His research has become the chemical standard for work in the field. On a lighter note, his hobby was printing and he was acknowledged for his expertise by the Midland Historical Society and the Midland Daily News (Nov. 25, 2001) with an article on Handmade Holiday Messages that he created annually from 1940. Dr. Stull was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth L. (Keck) Stull and two brothers. In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his son, Richard Walter Stull of Midland, MI, daughter, Louise I. Hassman and her husband, Richard of Los Alamos, NM, brother and sister-in-law, Ned and Yvette Stull of Solon, OH and sister, Jane Lockard of Elyria, OH, granddaughter Dr. Brenda Steinberg and her husband, Dr. Russell Enoch of Bakersfield, CA; two great granddaughters, Eden and Elise Enoch also of Bakersfield; two step-children, Paula Champ and Harry Haldeman both of Manchester; step-granddaughter, Teri Champ of Washington D.C. and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday March 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the South United Methodist Church, 1226 Main St., Manchester. Burial will be in the Midland Cemetery in Michigan. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to South United Methodist Church, 1226 Main St., Manchester, CT. 06040 or to the Gideons International. The Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester has care of arrangements. To sign the online register book go to www.holmes-watkinsfune ralhomes.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 23, 2007
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