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Daniel Shull

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

Otterbein United Methodist Church


 Daniel Paul Shull , 64, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the Doey's House.

Born Monday, August 22, 1955 in Bedford, PA, he was the son of the late Alfred Shull and the late Helen "Joyce" (Gardner) Shull.

He served in the Navy for four years. He then attended University of Pittsburgh, and later graduated with his B.S. degree from Wheeling Jesuit University and his M.S. degree from Mountain State University. 

Daniel was a Manager of Industrial Logistics at Bohdan, AmeriData, and Rustoleum. he was an avid reader and read over 100 books a year for over 50 years. In his younger years, he was an avid camper and hunter. He was a faithful friend and a man who believed in self improvement, and spent his life in those pursuits. 

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church where he enjoyed teaching and being a book club leader and participant. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Joyce (Rhine) Shull; daughter, Darcy Shull; son, Elliott Shull; two sisters, Pamela Miller and husband John Anderson, and Kimberly Csapo and husband Ernie; and many beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 East Franklin Street Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Elizabeth Jackson officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm & at Otterbein United Methodist Church on Thursday, August 29, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 East Franklin Street Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to the Little Free Library at 573 County Road A, Suite 106, Hudson, WI 54016. (Donate Here)

Guest Book

My father and I were blessed to have ready access to a mind possessed of so encyclopedic a knowlege of nearly everything. Daniel was a true renaissance man in an age riddled with unassailable complexities. He was always a class act, conducting his worldly affairs with an air of nobility, relishing the powers allotted to him, yet treating underlings with compassion. He starred unflinchingly into the starry void, and deliberately chose to live according to an ancient code of chivalry, a credit to sentient life everywhere, like a lantern in a high wind. I did love him so.

Brad Almond
Phoenix, Arizona

We are so sorry to hear of Danny's passing. He always made us feel so loved and we have so many fond memories. We will be praying for the family, even though we know we will see him again, a parting is never easy. Our love to all, Kelly and Kevin

Kelly Horner Freed and Kevin Freed
Schwenksville , PA

You and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of the Zellefrow family in this time of sorrow. May your grief at Dan's loss be eased by the many happy memories you and the children shared with him. No words can ease the pain but hopefully time will lessen it.

Tom Zellefrow
valley city, OH

Joyce ,Darcy and Elliott. Sorry that you are going through this sad time. You will have great memories to talk about for years to come. Keep them in your heart and he will live there with you. May God grant you comfort. ❤️

Stan and Barb Fabin
Indiana , Pa

“I mingle with my peers or no one, and since I have no peers, I mingle with no one.” ― John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces I hope you two are chatting it up...

Myrna Minkoff
Bend, OR

Our deepest condolences on your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Josephine Yauger / Lydia
Bedford, Pa

I am a member of Otterbein U.M.C. and have known the Shull family for many years. My sincere condolences to Joyce, Darcy and Elliott. in the loss of her husband and their father. My prayers are with all of them for comfort, strength, and peace as they grieve Dan's death. Sincerely, Judy Williams

Judy Williams
Hagerstown, Maryland

We were saddened to hear of Dan's passing. Our thoughts are with all of you during this time. We regret that we cannot attend the services. We have a close friend who passed away also and the services are exactly the same. Please take care and know that family and friends are thinking of you. Deepest sympathy. Karl and Cheryl Gardner

Karl & Cheryl Gardner
Bedford, Pa

Sad to hear of losing a classmate and friend. He will be missed. Our prayers are with the family. The Chestnut Ridge Class of 1973

Deb Young
Alum Bank, Pa

Joyce, Darcy, and Elliot, With love and deepest sympathy on the passing of your loving husband and beloved Dad. "Death leaves the heartache noone can heal; Love leaves the memories that noone can steal." Thoughts, Hugs and Prayers. Carol

Carol Wood

Dear Joyce and family, Our heart’s ache for you and your family. This is a shock for us. We weren’t aware that Dan was Failing. He overcame so many obstacles. Such a strong person with great faith. Bob and I were in disciple 1 class with Dan, back in the early 90s. He added so much depth and differing perceptions plus humor to our class experience. His passing will leave a large void in all the places he enjoyed being. Joyce you were such a loving devoted wife, standing by, through so many adversities. Our Love and Prayer are with you and your family. I’m sorry to say, we are not in town and won’t be able to attend Dan’s service. Please know we are thinking of you. May God keep you and your children in his care. Jean&Bob Bricker

Jean&Bob Bricker
Hagerstown , MD

Joyce, Elliott and Darcy: You are in my heart and my prayers. I am praying for comfort and strength in the days ahead. In friendship and deepest sympathy, Barb Macht

Barbara Macht
Hagerstown , MD

Rest in peace my friend

kathy e owens
Hagerstown, MD

Sending love and sympathy to you, Joyce and your family.

Cindy Brown
Hagerstown, MD

Sending my sympathy for the passing of Dan. I was a fellow classmate from Chestnut Ridge High School, in Fishertown, PA. I remember seeing Dan in the hall with friends and laughing and was always carrying books. May God give you the comfort and strength you need at this time . May time heal your heart and memories also comfort your soul.

Larry and Diane (Allison)
Alum Bank, PA

I am so sorry for your loss. Dan was a very interesting conversationalist, and well-versed on many topics. Many prayers for your family. Love,Pam

Pamela DeSensi
Springville, CA

Pat and I send our deepest sympathy Joyce. We are not able to attend the service but you and Darcy and Elliott are in our thoughts and prayers. We are also sending all of our love. Pat and Mary Jo

Mary No Petrunak
Portage, PA

My thoughts and prayer are with you Joyce, Darcy and Elliott .

Gilbert Gautereaux
Dedham , MA

I’m so sorry Joyce. Dan is at peace now. My prayers are with you, Darcy and Elliott during this difficult time. May the outpouring of love you have received since Dan’s passing comfort you all. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. – Psalm 34:18

Needville, TX

We are all sending all our love and prayers to you Joyce, Darcy, and Elliott. Hold tight to all your precious memories. Love, Sarah, Nate, Levi, Raymond, Evelyn, and Zane

Sarah Elkin
York, PA

My love and prayers being sent for you and your family at this most difficult time. May the perpetual light of God shine upon him and may you find strength and comfort.

Ron Ofman
Clyde, PA

Joyce,Darcy and Elliot, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you with his comforting arms. Love, Marci, Jim and Luke Garland

Marci Garland
Blairsville, Pa

Many prayers for your family during this difficult time. God Bless

Caroline Erickson

So sorry about the loss of your husband, Joyce. You and the family are in my prayers.

Linda Turner
Hagerstown, PA

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