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Calling Hours:
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 4:00-7:00pm

Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 
366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

A private celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the funeral home.  

Burial will be private in Shenango Valley Cemetery

Christopher Robert Hull, 25, formerly of Hermitage, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on April 19th, 2016 in his home in Los Angeles, California.

A graduate of Hickory High School class of ’08, and an Alumnus of Baldwin Wallace University class of ‘11, Berea, OH, Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in Philosophy and Creative Writing. Upon receiving his degree, Chris moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in writing in the television and film industry. His talent for writing, drive for success, and passion for creativity lead him to what was becoming a promising career, most recently finding a job as a writer’s assistant to a Tony Award winning writer and his partner who became mentors and close friends.

Chris was a bright, funny, and kind man, who was always equipped with a joke that would leave you with a smile. His number one priority was the happiness of others. Chris fought a courageous battle against an auto immune kidney disease but he never let it hinder him or define him. Chris devoted his life to music, writing songs, playing the guitar and singing alongside his bandmates. He was deeply loved and cared for by many friends who he always made a top priority in his life.

Chris is survived by his loving parents Jeffrey and Jessie Donner Hull, sisters Caitlin and Courtney, longtime girlfriend and partner Emily Krava, maternal grandparents Ruthanne Beighley George and her husband Joseph George, George Donner, great grandmother Marion Donner and aunt Tracey Donner O’Toole and her husband Pat O’Toole. Paternal Grandmother Dorothy Hull, aunts Cindy Hull Riggs and Melinda Hull.

The family expresses thanks and appreciation to nurse Joan Kester, Dr. James Prebis of Akron Children's Hospital Nephrology Department, and all his other doctors, nurses and dialysis center caretakers throughout these past twelve years.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to NephCure Kidney International, 150 S. Warner Rd., Suite 402, King of Prussia, PA 19406 or
Akron Children's Hospital Foundation, 1 Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308.

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39 Comments

  1. Cindy Schmargen and Todd Weaver Cindy Schmargen and Todd Weaver
    April 23, 2016    

    Jessie, Jeff and family, there are absolutely no words to express our sorrow and sympathy at the profound loss of Chris. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate his joy for life and our support is with you as you travel this difficult path.

  2. Diane OBrien and John Webster Diane OBrien and John Webster
    April 23, 2016    

    Words can not be found for the sadness we feel for you as you say farewell to your son
    Prayers are being sent to God for your healing from this day forth as you struggle to mend your broken hearts
    It’s never easy to say goodbye to those we love and Chris’s life was much too short
    With sincere sympathy and heartfelt love

  3. Alissa Sgro Alissa Sgro
    April 23, 2016    

    Chris was a very special kid. He was one of those kid who left a bright mark in the career of a teacher. I’m proud and blessed to have been part of his life. Sending prayers of comfort to his family.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 23, 2016    

    Ruthanne & Joe
    So sorry to read Chris’ death online. Our sincere sympathy to you & your entire family. We will be remembering your family in our prayers at this difficult timr.
    May God Bless
    Sincerely
    Gary & Carolyn Kidwell

  5. Peggy & Bill Croasmun Peggy & Bill Croasmun
    April 23, 2016    

    Dear Jessie & Jeff, our hearts are broken for you and your daughters. We remember Chris from when we all went to the DMB concert at Blossom, years ago. He was so pumped up for that show and never stopped talking and singing. We can see from other comments, that he continued his love for music and his exuberant personality, into adulthood. We are praying for all of you, and especially for Chris. May you find comfort from loving friends and family.

  6. Mike & Deanna Miley Mike & Deanna Miley
    April 23, 2016    

    Hull Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We are grateful for the friendship and hospitality you and Courtney have shown our daughter while at BW. We are thinking of you and praying for your comfort and peace.
    Mike & Deanna Miley
    (Madeline’s parents)

  7. Gidget Homer Gidget Homer
    April 25, 2016    

    Jessi & Jeff,
    May you take comfort in the many happy memories you shared with Chris. Extending my deepest sympathy for your loss. And hoping to that comfort and peace may come to you.

  8. Sue Romanic Sue Romanic
    April 25, 2016    

    Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you are the one that knows.” Then he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. 16 They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; 17 for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7: 13-17
    Jesse & Ruthanne, I remember both of you so fondly. I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like it was a long road for all of you. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 25, 2016    

    Jessie, Jeff, Cailtlin, Courtney,

    To everyone, I am saddened by the loss of Chris. He was such a dynamic, humorous, and friendly young man. I always remember him as someone who could carry on a conversation about any topic and at the same time find a way to make an impression on you with his humor. I know that Hickory High School was always a place on which he could excel and he consistently lived up to the high expectations he set for himself. I am so proud of the manner in which he carried on and persevered with his illness, never letting it affect him in a negative fashion that his life was made less. Please note that Hickory High School will always remember him and have a fond place in our hearts for Chris and his family.
    Sincerely,
    Chris Gill

  10. Anne Gahagen Hamm Anne Gahagen Hamm
    April 25, 2016    

    My deepest sympathies to you all, one cannot imagine such a loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

  11. Kristen Hayes Kristen Hayes
    April 25, 2016    

    Jeff, Jessie, Cindy, and family, Words cannot express how much my heart aches for all. I remember Christopher is a little boy, cute as a button, when I would visit Cindy in PA. He approached life with vigor and determination. Please know you are all in my heart and in my prayers and that I am with you in spirit. Sending hugs and love. I’m so so sorry.

    Much Love,
    Kristen Hayes and family

  12. Lorrie Speir-Chrastina Lorrie Speir-Chrastina
    April 25, 2016    

    Your family has my deepest sympathy at this time. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  13. Brian and Lynn Manville Brian and Lynn Manville
    April 25, 2016    

    Jessie – Please accept our prayers and condolences on your loss.

  14. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 25, 2016    

    Jeff and Jess and girls
    I’m so sorry …. My heart breaks for you all
    I am here always
    Prayers….. ❤️Deb Lewis

  15. Ann Wiles Ann Wiles
    April 25, 2016    

    Dear Jessie and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know our hearts go out to you and are praying for peace and comfort for your family.
    Love,
    Ann and Randy Wiles

  16. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 25, 2016    

    Dear Jessie and Jeff,
    I am so, so very sorry for your loss. Your son seemed like a wonderful young man. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time.
    Love,
    Kara Jones

  17. Paul Schroeder Paul Schroeder
    April 25, 2016    

    Jeff & Jessie
    Words are never enough but its all I have to offer. Though I didn’t really know Christopher, I know this loss is a burden no parent should ever have to endure. With my deepest sympathy, please accept our condolences, as our hearts are heavy, our souls burdened with grief, for a young promising life lost all too early. We are so very sorry.

    Paul & Brenda Schroeder

  18. Daisy Leonard Daisy Leonard
    April 25, 2016    

    Deepest prayers.

  19. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 25, 2016    

    Jeff, Jessie, Caitlin and Courtney,
    We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of Christopher. We cannot imagine what you are going through. We have such fond and happy memories of when our families hung out together at your pool and lake house, and of course memories of Chrisopher. Our hearts ache for you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Brent and Cheryl Morocco

  20. Denise Loreno and Steve Shimshock Denise Loreno and Steve Shimshock
    April 25, 2016    

    Jeff, Jessie and girls,

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers to your family. May you find peace and comfort today and always. Cherish the many wonderful memories.

  21. Heidi Leist Heidi Leist
    April 25, 2016    

    Jeff,Jessie and family
    My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you .

  22. Bob and Donna Gano Bob and Donna Gano
    April 26, 2016    

    Jessie and Jeff,
    My deepest sympathies go out to you! I can’t imagine the loss of a child at such a young age and pray that you can find solace in the memories that you have. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

  23. Andi Callaway Andi Callaway
    April 26, 2016    

    Jessie and Jeff,

    I am so deeply sorry to hear of this terrible loss. I am so very saddened and my heart goes out to you. I know there are no words that can be offered, but please know I am thinking of you and your whole family. I watched the video and it was so beautiful. I am sending you love and strength.

    Love,
    Andi Callaway and Family

  24. Melissa, bryce and sam vallely Melissa, bryce and sam vallely
    April 26, 2016    

    There are no words for such a loss. My heart breaks for you. Cherish the memories.

  25. Jamie Poolos, Shannon and Helena Jamie Poolos, Shannon and Helena
    April 26, 2016    

    Jesse and Jeff,

    You both are in my thoughts, and I pray that you find strength over the next few days as you celebrate Chris’ life.

  26. Jay and Elaine Hodge and family Jay and Elaine Hodge and family
    April 26, 2016    

    Dear Jeff, Jesse, and family,
    Elaine and I received this news with profound sadness. I remember the love of music I shared with Chris as well as his warm personality. We hope you are sustained and supported in this time of grief by the friends and family you ae so richly blessed with as well as the memories of a loving and much loved son.

  27. Anahita and Don Valesky Anahita and Don Valesky
    April 26, 2016    

    Our deepest sympathy go to the Hull family. What a courageous life Chris lived and may you find solace in knowing he is with the lord.

  28. Karen Jones Karen Jones
    April 26, 2016    

    Jeff and Jessie; I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Chris. He was always so polite and such a likable person. You have my deepest sympathy. May God wrap you all in his tender loving care and comfort.

  29. The McDonough Family The McDonough Family
    April 26, 2016    

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. As a fellow NephCure family, our heart breaks for you. Chris lived an inspirational life, one that inspires us to strive even harder to find a cure for our kids.

  30. Mary Lynn Reid Mary Lynn Reid
    April 26, 2016    

    So sorry for your loss…keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  31. Dawn Marie Larkin - Los Angeles California Dawn Marie Larkin - Los Angeles California
    April 26, 2016    

    Jeff & Jessie, Caitlin & Courtney,
    I know you don’t know me but I know a lot about all of all of you. Chris worked with me at my Talent Management company and I was his friend for almost 2 years (which seemed like a lifetime). I met Chris through Arron. I got this phone call one day asking if I could help out his nephew he adored named “Chris”. Didn’t hesitate and said sure. We became instant friends (I was more of a west coast mom for him). While I got to know him he would tell me about his family, his life growing up. He would tell me he missed you all deeply but his dream and passion was here in Hollywood.. He would come to my place and we would work on my biz. He was a computer genesis and got me organized. After we’d work, he would hang out at my place and just seem to need someone to talk. I didn’t judge him but just to listen and that he needed someone to talk too.. Weather it was about his life and how he was feeling or about his family. Sometimes he would talk about his girlfriend.. This is how I learned about each and every one of you. I learned that “Jeff” you were a straight arrow kind of man that he just wanted to prove to you he could make it here in Hollywood. Jessie he loved you so much more than words can really described. He also, talked about his sisters too and how he missed home but felt he was drawn here to make his mark in the world. I felt like I knew each one of you at a distance. I wanted to tell you that he really was a great kid! He made some really incredible friends while he was here in Hollywood. Chris and I would talk or see each other for business or if he just wanted someone to bounce somethings that were on his mind. Sometimes I think he just needed a break from reality and wanted me to listen. I know, I know he had a very tough life. He lived like a trooper! I was always so amazed that with all the adversity that was in his life he would always smile. I’d say, hey Chris how you doing today? Sometimes he’d say it’s going other times he would say he was having a tough day! I miss my young friend, I miss his attitude towards life. I wish I was there to hug you all and I know no words would need to be said, we loved your son and my young amazing friend Chris. Forever Chris will he be in my heart and I am so sorry for your loss! The world has a new angel in heaven and he is watching down on all of you and doesn’t want you to cry for him, he wants you all to enjoy your lives and be blessed. Life is so short and gone in a blink of an eye!

    God Bless.

  32. Victor and Jill Colonna Victor and Jill Colonna
    April 27, 2016    

    We are so very sorry for your loss of your son and brother, Chris. (we’re Kevin’s parents) We are sad that the world has lost Chris and his creative talent, but he will live on in your hearts forever. He was always welcome in our home with the band. He was brave, never complained, and respectful and fun during the short time that we knew him. A good friend and bandmate of Kevin’s. our deepest sympathy.

  33. Margo & Alex Borowicz Margo & Alex Borowicz
    April 27, 2016    

    May you somehow find strength and peace during this unimaginably difficult time. You’ll be in our prayers.

  34. Rick and Annette Manilla Rick and Annette Manilla
    April 27, 2016    

    Jeff, Jessie, Caitlin & Courtney,

    Annette and I are so very sorry to hear the passing of Chris. We wish we could be there for all of you during your time of mourning but we are both traveling for work. Chris was a very special young man. We knew this mainly from all of you. The way you would light up or the way your tone changed a bit when talking about him, he must have known how proud you were of him and how much you loved him. He definitely was his own man – driven, strong willed, passionate, and courageous. He got these traits for both of you – he was very lucky to have you as parents and the family you were able to build together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and as always , if there is anything we can do, please do no hesitate to let us know.

    Our deepest sympathy,
    Rick and Annette Manilla and Family

  35. GLENN MATTHEWS OF LA. GLENN MATTHEWS OF LA.
    April 28, 2016    

    To the family of Christopher R Hull, My deepest sympathy goes out to you guy s ,I am a (KAC) MEMBER AND I WAS AT THE SUMMIT IN DC this past march, I am sadden to here the news he look so well, my PRAYS to your entire family may GOD BE WITH YOU.

  36. Jeff Cattron Jeff Cattron
    April 29, 2016    

    Jeff and family, I am so sorry to read about Chris. He was always such an upbeat guy. I am glad that I got to meet and work with such an energenic, kind, and fun loving man. With sampathy.

  37. Quota of Shenango Valley Quota of Shenango Valley
    April 29, 2016    

    Ruthanne, Joe, and family,
    The members of Quota International of Shenango Valley would like to extend our most sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  38. Eric Hildebrand Eric Hildebrand
    April 30, 2016    

    Dear Jessie, Jeff, Ruthanne, & Family.
    I am so very sorry for your loss and thinking of you all.
    Time and love endure, despite all else.
    Your friend, Eric

  39. Pamela S Bonasera Pamela S Bonasera
    May 18, 2016    

    Jeff, Jessie and girls,
    I am deeply saddened to hear if Chris’s passing. I have no words, just prayers for all of you.

    May God bless you and bring you some semblance of peace during this time.

    Pam

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