Donald Stull

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Donald Stull, 76, of Scranton, died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after a brief illness.

Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late James and Helen Stull. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School, and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral. Before retirement, he worked for many years in the accounting department for the Scranton School District, and was also previously employed by the state Department of Revenue. Donnie will be remembered for the numerous contributions he made to youth sports in the Scranton area. He served in various positions with the West Scranton Little League, including farm league director, manager, secretary, treasurer and president. As a manager, his teams won the League and District 17 city-county championship in 1977, and the District 17 all-star tournament in 1971. He was responsible for organizing the Northeastern Pennsylvania Baseball Association, which was instrumental in bringing Babe Ruth Baseball to the area in the 1970s. He was also active in junior league basketball, coaching a number of teams to NEP titles in the 1960s, with his 1964 team finishing runner-up for the state title. For his many contributions, Donnie was named the 1979 Sportsman of the Year by the Scranton Association of Life Underwriters.

Donnie will also be remembered as a loving brother, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed, but fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Surviving are a brother, Paul Stull and his wife, Louise, Houston; a nephew, Robert Rabecs and his wife, Kim, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and their son, Mark (Donnie's godson); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Anne Marie Stull Rabecs; and two brothers, Vincent Robert and James Stull.

The funeral will be Tuesday with Mass at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Oram Street. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 until Mass time. Arrangements, Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 28, 2012