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Monday, October 5, 2015

William E. Hull

Ballston Spa., William E. Hull, age 84, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on October 18, 1930 in Schaghticoke, NY to the late Earl Hull and Beatrice Sutton.  William graduated from Mechanicville High School, class of 1947.

He married the love of his life Ruth Humphrey Hull on October 16, 1954 and they enjoyed 61 wonderful years of marriage.  They were blessed with two sons, Perry K. Hull and Dan D. Hull.  His first son Perry passed away on July 26, 1980 at the age of 22. 

William joined the Boys Scouts in 1945 and was an assistant Scout Master.  After being a Scout Master in the Boys Scouts, He then joined the Army National Guard in August 1948 and was proud to be assigned to Delta Company 105th Infantry, NY National Guard until 1956 at which time it was called the 205th Armor, NY Army National Guard.  He then continued to serve his country assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group, NY Army National Guard until 1969 at which time he continued his service at 210th Armor Battalion, Albany, NY until he retired with 34 years of serve.  He was also a Distributer for Tupperware over forty years and a W2 (Warrant Officer) for the NY State Guard.  William loved to hunt, fish and was an avid Yankee fan and a NY Giants fan.  He helped start the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association in 1999.  He was an Adjutant Quarter Master Finance Officer, and an assistant Squad Leader of Friday Squad. 

William is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, son; Dan D. Hull and his wife Nancy, many nieces and nephews, and a granddaughter; Stephanie Hull.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son; Perry K. Hull, sister; Dorothy Canonica, brother; Clarence (Jeff) Hull. 

A funeral service in honor of William will be held at 10 am on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.  Calling hours will be held from 5 – 8 pm on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the funeral home. 

Interment with Military Honors will be at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY

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  1. So sorry to read of Bills passing, Bill thank you for your service and many years
    of friendship and was great to have served with you

    Dwight Hill

  2. To Ruth, Dan and the rest of Bill's friends and family. I am saddened to hear of Bill's passing. I have known Bill since my years with the 210th Armor in the 70's. Bill and I served together in Co A 210th when I was Co Cdr and Bill was a Senior NCO. He was a great team mate, soldier and even a better person. We shall miss him.

  3. My association with Bill was as a fellow Charter Member of the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor guard. In my 16 years with the organization , I never saw a more dedicated , harder worker than Bill.He did everything asked of him , and more. Your mission is complete Bill , now you may Rest in Pace. God bless you. Ron Tamoschat.