Solemn Obituary: Cherishing The Memory Of Robert Stull 2024

Robert Stull, Former Air Force Pilot and Inventor, Passes Away at 87

Robert Stull, Former Air Force Pilot and Inventor, Passes Away at 87

Birdsboro, PA – Robert Stull, a highly accomplished Air Force pilot, inventor, and industry leader, passed away peacefully at the Reading Hospital on Sunday, May 19, 2024. He was 87 years old.

Early Life and Education

Robert Stull was born on December 15, 1936, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to Edward W. and Helen M. (Burke) Stull. As the youngest of eight children, he grew up in a loving and supportive family.

Robert graduated from Tredyffrin/Easttown High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, where he excelled academically and developed a passion for aviation.

He continued his education at Penn State University, where he earned a degree in engineering. His inquisitive mind and technical aptitude laid the foundation for his future success.

Military Service

Upon graduating from college, Robert Stull answered the call of duty and joined the United States Air Force. During the height of the Cold War, he served with distinction as a fighter pilot, flying supersonic jets.

His unwavering courage and exceptional piloting skills earned him the respect of his fellow airmen and the admiration of his superiors. He rose through the ranks and achieved the rank of captain before retiring from military service.

Business Career

After leaving the Air Force, Robert Stull transitioned seamlessly into a successful business career in the packaging industry.

He joined Boyertown Packaging Corp in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, where he quickly ascended to the position of Vice President. His leadership and innovative ideas contributed significantly to the company’s growth and success.

In later years, Robert Stull became Vice President of Operations at Superpac Inc. in Southampton, Pennsylvania. His expertise in flexographic printing led to several groundbreaking inventions, for which he held numerous patents.

Community Involvement

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Robert Stull was deeply involved in his community.

He was a dedicated member of Hawk Mountain Scouting, serving as District Chairman of the Frontier District in the 1970s.

His love of nature and the outdoors led him to become an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.

Throughout his life, Robert Stull remained passionate about hunting, hiking, and the arts. His paintings and drawings were a testament to his creative spirit.

Family and Legacy

Robert Stull is survived by his fiancé, Betty G. Stephan of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, two sons, Gregory S. Stull and Mark C. Stull, a daughter, Susan M. Stull, a sister, Patricia Wall, nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Hattie Patricia (Bunch) Stull, and a son, Stephen M. Stull.

Robert Stull’s legacy will live on through his family, his contributions to the packaging industry, and his unwavering commitment to his community. He was a true American hero, inventor, and family man who touched the lives of many.

Memorial Arrangements

A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508.

A memorial service will follow the visitation at 4:00pm. Inurnment will be at a later date at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Keystone Wounded Warriors, PO Box 307 Shoemakersville, PA 19555.

Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. Birdsboro, PA is in charge of arrangements.