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Hildegarde Hull

Obituary for Hildegarde Hull

November 3, 1915 - January 3, 2019
Rocky River, Ohio | Age 103


Hildegarde Hull (nee Zangerle), age 103; beloved wife of 65 years to the late Bradley Hull MD (lifetime friends, meeting in kindergarten); loving mother of Bradley III (Sheila), Byron (Gretchen), Hildegarde, and Jonathan Hull (deceased); cherished grandmother of Bradley IV (Sarah), Darcey, and Jennifer Hull, and step-grandmother of Francis Vokoun III and Holly Ellenberger (Bradley); adoring great grandmother of Lyf, Omarion, and Jané Ivy, and Sean, Eric, and Colin Hull, and step-great grandmother of Allison and Meghan Ellenberger; loving aunt to many; sister of the late Jane and Boris Marmolya and the late Willis and Mary Zangerle; proud daughter of the late John and Blanche Zangerle. Hildegarde and her siblings helped their father run successfully for Cuyahoga County Auditor over four decades.

Hildegarde graduated from Lake Erie College ('37) and received a Master's Degree in Library Science from Western Reserve University ('39). An avid gardener who loved arts, crafts, and puzzles, she was a lifelong reader who fostered these interests among many. She spoke and taught three languages, and was a member of the Cleveland Yachting Club.

The family would like to thank the caregivers of Home Instead Senior Care, Daughters with Degrees, Symphony of Olmsted Falls, and Crossroads Hospice. A member of the Greatest Generation, Hildegarde amazed all with her clear memories, spanning 100 years.

Cremation by Busch Crematory. Private inurnment, Lakewood Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions to be made in memory of Hildegarde Zangerle Hull to the Lake Erie College Annual Scholarship Fund. Please make memorial contributions to Lake Erie College, 391 West Washington Street, Painesville, OH 44077. 440-333-9774

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