William E. Cull, age 82, passed away on Wednesday January 6, at Summa Western Reserve Hospital after a short illness.|
William was born in Akron on September 3, 1928 and resided in the Akron area most of his life. He graduated from Kenmore High School, and then served in the U.S. Navy during World War ll. He was also an active member in the Traffic Club for many years.
William's career in the Transportation Industry had multiple executive positions and accomplishments. He started his carrier at All States Freight and throughout the years he has held the positions of Terminal Manager, District Manager, Regional Manager, Regional Vice President, Vice President and President while working at PIE, Werner Continental, Cooper Jarrett, Putnam Transfer, and Alvan Motor Freight.
He was a loving, caring husband, father, and grandfather. He was completely devoted to his wife Mary, very involved in his grandchildren's activities, and a devout member of St. Anthony Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lucy Cull; sister, Maryann Cull; brother, Charles Cull; sister, Barbara (Bob) Akers; and brother-in-law, Dick Worrells.
He is survived by his loving, beautiful wife Mary; daughter, Amelia (Nick) Kostandaras; son, Thomas (Maria) Cull; his grandchildren, Nicholas Kostandaras III, Vincent Cull, Jonathan Kostandaras, Michael Kostandaras. He is also survived by his brother, Gerald (Marylyn) Cull; sisters, Marie Worrells, Josephine Worrells and Shirley Cotton, sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Anthony Scarpitti; sister-in-law, Clara Masiella; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Summa Western Reserve and ICU unit for all the special attention, love and comfort they gave Dad.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 10, at St. Anthony's Church, 83 Mosser Place, Akron. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 9th at HENESSY Funeral Home, 552 N. Main St. Akron (corner of York and Main). Donations may be made to
, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Anthony Church.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 8, 2011