Kenneth C. Hulse

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Kenneth Charles Hulse, 84, died peacefully at his home in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Born May 12, 1929, in Scranton, Pa., to Mary Mundy Hulse and Kenneth Leroy Hulse, Ken was the oldest of six and of the Catholic faith. He proudly served in the Air Force during the Korean War and as a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 474 for 58 years. He was married for 61 years, "all to the same woman," Betty McBride Hulse.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister, Ruth Hulse Schofield, and son, Robert Lee Hulse.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Laura Hulse Crase (Mike); son, William Michael Hulse (Carol); grandchildren, Michael Hulse, Charlotte Hulse Ward (Mark) and Sarah Elizabeth Crase; great-granddaughter, Valerie Ward; daughter-in-law, Pam Baker Hulse; sisters, Juanita Rosencrans (Ted), Mary Quinn (Tom) and Edith Costello; and brother, Henry Hulse (Helen), all of Scranton; a host of nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, Patch.

Ken loved playing golf and, in his youth, was an accomplished baseball pitcher, having played with the North Scranton Recreation Club team in the mid-1940s. He later pitched for a semi-pro team in Memphis.

Much appreciation goes out to his caring group from Crossroads Hospice, Sandra Wilson, Carrie Robertson, Joyce Glasper and Chaplain Mike Lobasso, for their compassionate and excellent care.

Ken donated his body to the UT Memphis Anatomy Request Program. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Any memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 30, 2014
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