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Robert L. Hull

December 26, 1936 - July 24, 2007

Robert L. Hull, Jr.

SPRINGFIELD ” Robert L. Hull, Jr., 70, of Springfield, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at St. John’s Hospice after a short battle with cancer.

He was born December 26, 1936 in Springfield, IL, the son of Robert L. and Margaret A. Miller Hull, Sr. He married Roberta A. Egger on October 15, 1966. His parents and one son, Jonathan Lee Hull, preceded him in death.

Mr. Hull worked for Popular Mechanics Magazine for one year. He was a journalist at the State Journal-Register for 38 years and retired as editorial page editor. He also taught part-time at Griffin and Sacred Heart Griffin for 34 years. He was a member of St. Aloysius Church. He served in the Army National Guard for six years. Mr. Hull received his Masters Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University in 1959. He served as secretary of the Bobby House Memorial Scholarship Board of Directors for 20 years. He coached baseball in Joe DeLong Little League and Fairview Pee Wee Reese for 23 years.

Survivors: wife, Roberta A. Hull of Springfield; one daughter, Cheryl M. Hull (companion, Joe Wright) of Springfield; two sons, Robert L. (wife, Pam) Hull III of Decatur and Timothy J. (wife, Kathy) Hull of Sherman; eight grandchildren, Taylor, Braden, Megan, Nathan, Joseph, Justin, Joshua, and Jeremy; one brother, Ronald D. (wife, Marilyn) Hull of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to St. Aloysius Church or SPARC.

Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2007. Prayers: 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2007 at St. Aloysius Church, Reverend Donald Meehling and Reverend Christopher House officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

A special thanks to the nurses and techs on the 8th floor and Hospice Unit at St. John’s Hospital who took such wonderful care of Bob during his last days.

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