Donald William Hulst
August 22, 1941 - March 4, 2021
Donald William "The Projectionist" Hulst, 79 of Moscow, Idaho, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at his home. He was born on August 22, 1941 at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh New York. He is the son of the late Irving and Dorothea Hulst of Westfall Township, Pennsylvania, and brother of the late Margery H. Tonkin of Matamoras, PA.
Don was the retired owner of over 13 Theaters and Cinemas throughout the Poconos and Catskills areas. He was also the former owner and operator of the Maybrook Drive-In and Flea Market in New York. Later in his career he was also the owner of Bagels Plus in Port Jervis New York. Don loved the movie business and all things entertainment. He was an entrepreneur and ahead of his time. He was a visionary and created unique venues at the Theaters and Drive-Ins throughout the region.
He married Anna Nedwetzky on February 14, 1974. He was the proud father of his three children and ten grandchildren, Irving Donald Hulst II and his three children of Moscow Idaho, Karllina Schmidt (deceased) and Husband Duane Schmidt and their two children of Hawley Pennsylvania, and Michel Hulst and wife Elizabeth and their five children of Scottsdale Arizona.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Irv Hulst Scholarship Fund, Westfall Fire Department, P.O. Box 154, Matamoras, PA 18336. Memorial services will be planned for a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Kimball Funeral Home, Pullman, WA; for information, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit www.kimballfh.com
Published by Times Herald-Record from Mar. 12 to Mar. 14, 2021.