Lloyd Weller Dull, Jr.
LLOYD WELLER DULL, JR., 98, of Aurora, Ohio, formerly of Akron, Ohio, passed away 9/20/2015 with his loving daughter by his side.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Weller Dull, Sr., and Cotta Meyers Wain Dull, wife Marjorie S. Dull, son Lloyd Weller Dull, III, half-brothers Donald Clifton Wain and William Wain, brother Robert E. Dull and sisters Lillian Louise Rankin and Donna Lee Dull. He is survived by his beloved daughter Barbara J. Dull, nephew Bobby Dull, numerous other nieces and nephews, dear friends Judy and George Reed, ‘other daughter’ Rose Gullo, and his adopted French family the Chapperons of Normandy and Malemort-sur-Correze, France. Not to be left out, his beloved dog, Sweetie.
He was proud of his service in the U.S. Army, a veteran of WW II, landing in Normandy at Omaha Beach D-Day +1. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received as a result of enemy action in Belgium. After the war he and Marge returned to Akron where he was employed at Firestone Tire and Rubber as was his father. The Army life soon drew him back though and he spent a total of 24 years in service to his country traveling to various locales as duty called. The Army afforded him the opportunity to achieve higher education and while stationed in NY, he attained his Bachelors degree in Psychology from Long Island University. He retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and again returned to Akron and entered private industry as a Safety Officer.
The travel bug bit him again when he was in his late 60’s. While Mom preferred to keep close to home, he wanted to go out into the world. He showed Lloyd III and Barbara the world traveling all over Europe, Scandinavia, China, Canada, Mexico, Panama, and Greece. His favorite was France, returning there almost every 2 years or so to revisit Normandy, and where he met his adopted French families as he was hosted during the 40th anniversary of D-Day. He even went to the University of Akron and took French classes in advance of that trip so that he could converse with his hosts. His last trip was in 2014 to Italy and France and he spent his 98th birthday with his French family.
He loved attending his Army reunions and getting together with his buddies and reminiscing about their days in the service. They truly exemplified the definition of the Greatest Generation.
Most who knew him will remember him as a generous man who was devoted to and cared deeply for his family, friends and neighbors. Special thanks to the staff at Coleman Adult Day Services in Ravenna where dad attended the past 3 years, especially Debbie, Madeline, Bob and Don.
Visitation will be at 10am, Service at 11am on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Kindrich-McHugh Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Road, Solon, Ohio 44139. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the
Army Historical Foundation
National Museum of the U.S. Army Fund
P.O. Box 96281
Washington, DC 20090-6281
The Army Historical Foundation, the official fundraiser for the National Museum of the U.S. Army, is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law.
Coleman Foundation – Adult Day Services
5982 Rhodes Road, Kent, Ohio 44240
He lived well.