Roger Hull
1929 - 2019
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Roger Bradford Hull of Lake Forest, IL passed away September 13, 2019, at the age of 89. Born in Schenectady, NY on September 24, 1929 to Edwin Hodges Hull and Dorothy (Koch), he was a proud graduate of Yale University (class of '51) and had a successful 40 year career in international pharmaceutical marketing with GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Laboratories and Ciba-Geigy AG. Work took him and his family from Philadelphia to Chicago, Montreal, Nigeria, the Dominican Republic and Switzerland. Upon retirement from the ""corporate"" world, he established a printing business in Des Plaines, IL. He proudly served within the Des Plaines community as President of the Chamber of Commerce and as a board member for the Self Help Pantry and Frisbie Senior Center, in addition to devoting his time to various organizations and institutions including the Yale Alumni Schools Committee and Lake Forest Library. Roger enjoyed music, reading and people and in younger years, rowing and sailing. He mastered horseback riding as a proud member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary where he continued a lifelong connection. He is survived by his wife Pamela (nee Kelley), his brother Ted (Kate) and his sister-in-law Jean; his daughter McE (Bobby Galbreath) and son Hodge (Karen) from his 45 year marriage to Janie Dushane who preceded him in 2001, and their children, Ailsa and Xander Galbreath, and Kaitlyn and Megan Hull; his nephews Bill (Nancy), Steve, Dave (predeceased), Chris and CB(Kendra) and his niece, Ann; and several grandnieces and nephews; Pam's children Linda (George) Kelly, Cynthia (Colt) Landreth, Vernon K. (Miah) Armour, Gordon F. (Anne) Armour and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will miss his quiet wisdom, great sense of humor, eternal optimism and his loving thoughtful care of his family. God Bless you Dad! A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:30 am at The Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, IL. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary in Roger Hull's memory. The website,, provides details and contact information. Info: Wenban Funeral Home (847) 234-0022 or

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Published in Chicago Tribune from Sep. 22 to Sep. 26, 2019.
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January 23, 2020
It was Des Plaines' good fortune that Roger Hull chose to establish his printing business here, as he then took part in the civic and commercial life of our community with interest and insight, kindness and commitment. His leadership and service were given with intelligence, grace, and goodwill, and will be remembered with
deep respect and gratitude for many
years to come.
Barbara W. Donner
October 18, 2019
RIP Mr. Hull
What a Gentelmen you were.
God bless your family.
Sylvia Kaczmarczyk
September 25, 2019
May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.
September 23, 2019
I enjoyed working with you for many years at AlphaGraphics, many prayers for your family.

Kelly DuPree
Business Development Consultant
AlphaGraphics, Inc.
September 23, 2019
Roger you will be missed by many in Des Plaines, thank you for everything you did for so many.
Tom Becker
September 23, 2019
Our sincere sympathies to you and your family.
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