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James Weimer Hull

Nov 12, 2008

James Weimer Hull, 72, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully at Manor Care South, surrounded by family and loved ones on Nov. 7, 2008.

Born Dec. 14, 1935 in Muncy, he was the son of the late Alem Price and Constance Turner Hull.

He grew up in Montgomery, graduating with the class of 1955 and earning a B.A. in pre-law at Lycoming College in 1961. He also served as a naval reservist for eight years.

A passionate auto enthusiast whose collection once spanned more than 95 cars, he was a founding member of the Susquehannock Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America, serving as their first secretary and participating in many club activities. He served as senior judge for the aforementioned and for the Classic Car Club of America. He fully restored a 1929 Model A Ford Town Sedan Delivery, which won a national first prize senior award in AACA competition. In 1968, he shipped the car to South Africa to compete with over 100 cars in the Mobil Veteran and Vintage Antique Car Rally over nine days and 2,000 miles.

He was the president of the Montgomery Water Company, and later owned Williams Steno Service and the Williamsport Mobile Telephone Company with former wife Mary Mason Hull. He also restored the original brick house at Spring Garden on Warrensville Rd.

Mr. Hull was a kind and gentle man, whose love for the automobile and crafting, a good deal was surpassed only by the love for his sons. He will be best known as the devoted caregiver for his quadriplegic son, Eric W., a 1992 graduate of Loyalsock High School, who died in 1997.

He is survived by his son Jason C. and his companion Christine Hall; brother Alem “Sonny” and son Randy, brother Marshall (Connie) and son Mark (Jenny) and daughter Tracy.

The family expresses their thanks to his extended family at Manor Care for all their loving care over the last four years.

Funeral services were held Nov. 11 from Sanders Mortuary, Williamsport, with Pastor Jack Delaney officiating. Burial was in Muncy Cemetery.