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John Allen Hull

John Allen Hull passed away in his home in Champaign, Illinois on June 15, hull2020. John was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 1, 1938 to Claire E. Hull nee Swain and Gerald W. Hull, Sr. , where they lived with his elder brother Gerald W. Hull, Jr.

Moving frequently while his father, Major Hull was in active duty, he attended many elementary schools. He attended high school in Lake Ontario and graduated from the American School in Beirut. He later attended the University of Indiana attaining a BA in Government, before serving as Permanent First Lieutenant in the US Army Corps during the Korean Conflict.

John was an accomplished artist and enjoyed the art scene while living in Marina del Rey, Corpus Christi, and New Orleans selling some of his works in private studios. He especially loved painting in watercolor, seaside and street scenes on a small scale.

John was an avid sailor, beginning with his sailing on Lake Ontario and later living aboard his boat Bandit in California, Texas and Louisiana. He worked as a film analyst at CBS during his time in Los Angeles. While in NOLA, John undertook the volunteer position of producing a newsletter for his fellow sailors who were anchored in the marina. He also penned several short stories. He moved from LA after Hurricane Katrina visiting Rome on his way to Champaign where he has resided for the last twelve years.

Once arriving in Champaign, John practiced his skill in fly fishing, having a beer at his local pub, and hanging out in West Side Park with cronies from the VA.

In recent years, he visited New Jersey with his brother and nieces where he became enamored with his grand- and great-grand nieces and nephews.

John is survived by his brother Gerald W. Hull Jr. of New Jersey, niece Mary Clare Vogt and spouse Robert, with family of Michael (Ellie) Vogt of Pennsylvania and children Gabriel, Rosemary and Daniel, and Kevin (Ashley) Vogt of Virginia and daughter Harper along with Niece Joan Marie Hull and partner Lisa Leopold with family of Hunter and Cassidy Leopold-Hull of New Jersey.

His is also survived by his former wife, Carmen Ruggero Hull McIntyre, and her daughter, Andrea McIntyre Shahinian who have remained dear and supportive friends throughout the years.

John’s beauty and eloquence of voice, pen and brush will be greatly missed by all.

Memorial donations may be made to the Danville Veterans Administration, c/o Andrea Murdock, 1900 E. Min Street, Danville, IL 61832.

Online condolences may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.




John was a good friend, a gifted writer and painter, and just an all around good guy. I last saw him in New Orleans, shortly before Katrina, but we kept in touch via letters, e-mails and phone calls for many years. I will miss him.

—Judy Smith