J. Donald Dull86, WWII, Iwo Jima veteran

By on May 30, 2012

J. Donald Dull, 86, of Brethren Village and formerly of Quarryville, went home to be with his Lord Friday, May 25, 2012.

Born in Lampeter, he was a son of Newton and Elizabeth (Witmer) Dull. He was married to Marie Hilton Dull for 66 years in April.

Don was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. During World War II, he served on the U.S.S. Fremont APA 44 as a Pharmacist Mate Second Class. He also served in the South Pacific and was a witness to the flag being raised at Iwo Jima.

Don held several jobs but spent most of his career in sales, working for Queen Dairy and Calder Doors. After retiring, Don spent time working as a C.N.A. at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. Donald had many memberships; he was most proud of his 46 years of service in the Lions Club, where he received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. He was a member of Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church, where he served as secretary of trustees, head usher, and Sunday school teacher. He was currently attending Harvest Presbyterian Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of the Bear Trap Lodge.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children: Linda J., wife of James C. Armstrong, of Lancaster; Kenneth L., husband of Bonnie Dull, of Strasburg; Donna M., wife of Joseph Cirasola, of Texas; Cindy K., wife of Edward Mitchell, of Willow Street; and Carol S., wife of David P. Young, of Peach Bottom; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; a brother: Lloyd W. Dull, of Lancaster; and sisters: Betty Miller, of South Carolina; and Barbara Rineer, of Quarryville.

Don was preceded in death by a grandson: Stephen Mitchell; four brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services will take place at Harvest Presbyterian Church, 517 Beaver Valley Pike, Lancaster, on June 1 at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will be private in the Little Britain Presbyterian Cemetery.

Anyone wishing may make a contribution in Don’s memory to Harvest Presbyterian Church or Brethren Village Benevolent Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17606.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Dewald Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Quarryville. To offer a condolence, visit dewalds.com.

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