SILVER SPRINGS - Robert J. Hull, 88, passed away Thursday (Jan. 9, 2014), at his home surrounded by his loving family.
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Born Jan. 23, 1925, in Smethport, Pa., he was a son of the late Robert L. and Vera Johnson Hull.
Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran who served on destroyer escorts from June 7, 1943, through Feb. 28, 1946, in the South Atlantic and the Pacific. He graduated from Smethport High School in 1943, and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Upsala College in East Orange, N.J., in 1950. He worked as a tower operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad for two years and then went to work for the North Penn Co. in Port Allegany, Pa., where he worked for 331/2 years as an accountant. He also served as trustee, deacon, assistant treasurer, delegate to conference, on the board of administration, and usher in his past church ministry, and was currently attending Rock Glen Baptist Church. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed golfing, bowling, reading, landscaping, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Sweet Tenglund Hull, whom he married Feb. 21, 1970; his sister, Dorothy Hull of Niantic, Conn.; his brother, Harold Hull of Dallas.; his step-daughter, Janet (David) Phillips of Silver Springs; his step-son, Gerald (Sue) Tenglund of Framingham, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Howard Hull.
Family and friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 14, 2014), at the Rock Glen Baptist Church 4311 Route 19 S., Silver Springs, where services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Smethport, Pa.
Arrangements were completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St., Perry.
Memorials may be made to the Rock Glen Baptist Church, Route 19, Warsaw, NY 14569; or to Home Care and Hospice, 405 N. Main St. Warsaw, NY 14569.
For more information, please call 237-2626 or to sign the online guest registry at www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com.
Eaton Watson Funeral Home, LLC
98 North Main Street
Perry, NY 14530
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Jan. 12, 2014