EDMESTON — Howard J. Lull Jr., 84, of Edmeston, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at his home.
He was born June 19, 1919, in Oneonta, the son of Howard J. Lull Sr., and Glenadore (Ackley) Lull.
He married Rena Allen on Aug. 1, 1944, at the Methodist Church in Biloxi, Miss.
Howard, affectionately known as Coach, retired from Edmeston Central School where he had taught Social Studies, Physical Education, Health, and Drivers Ed. Additionally, he coached football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and bowling.
He was a member of the Wharton Valley American Legion Post No. 1311, serving his country as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps from 1942-1945.
Howard was inducted to the Section IV New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Hall of Fame 1992, and the Tri Valley Hall of Fame in 2001.
He was a past member of the Edmeston Fire Department, the New York State Teachers Association, and past president of the Edmeston Rotary.
Howard enjoyed life. He encouraged many students to go the extra mile not only in sports but in their life.
He was a terrific friend, loving husband and super dad, and his granddaughters' idol.
Howard is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rena; his daughters, Rena Mae Lull of Cooperstown, and Rita Lee and Roger Clark of Lyons; and two granddaughters, Karen and her husband, Brian Hart and Elizabeth Clark.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Edmeston, with the Rev. Fred Albrecht and the Rev. John Blackman, officiating.
A family reception will be held at the Edmeston Fire House following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Howard's name to the Edmeston Emergency Squad, envelopes will be available at the church.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
Published in The Daily Star on Oct. 24, 2003.
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