James S. Kull, 45, of Kingston and formerly of Carbondale, died Saturday evening at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Twp., following a courageous battle with cancer.
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Born May 28, 1968, in Carbondale, son of Joseph Kull, Carbondale, and the late Theresa (Sudlesky) Kull, Jimmy was a 1986 graduate of Carbondale Area High School and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Penn State University. He served as a combat medic with the Army.
He played high school football and baseball, and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a member of Mid Valley Baseball Umpires Chapter and Scranton Chapter of Football Officials. He was a proud Democrat, helping in the Hillary Clinton campaign and raising money for veterans. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and most of all spending time with his daughter.
He is survived by a daughter, Jade Kull, Carbondale; two sisters, Mary Shaughnessy, Lansdale; and JoAnne Kull, Carbondale; and former wife, Kristen Kull, Carbondale.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Kull.
A blessing service will be Thursday at 7 p.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Farview and 41st streets, Carbondale, by the Rev. Joseph Sitko, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Waymart. Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home following the service.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the family to help with funeral expenses.
For directions, to send online condolences or to view his online memorial scrapbook, visit www.parisefuneralhome.com.
Parise Funeral & Monument
89 Farview St. Carbondale, PA 18408
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 11, 2014