Harold V. "Hal" Hulit

Birth Date: 
Saturday, September 2, 1933
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Harold (Hal) V. Hulit, (86), of Wooster entered into new life December 14, 2019 at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital in Akron, OH.

Hal was born in Mansfield, OH, the son of Ethel (Hagerman) and Henry Hulit, on September 2, 1933.  .  Hal had been a resident of Wooster since 1992.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Russell, Ralph and his sister, Dorothy Wilging, all of Mansfield, OH.  Known as Harold to his family members; he acquired the nickname “Hal” from the movie, “2001, A Space Odessy” while working for IBM.   

Hal served his country during the Korean War in the Navy on board the USS Albany and USS Missouri.

Hal worked for IBM from 1956 retiring in 1987 (from tubes to chips).  His career with IBM placed him in Endicott, NY, Columbus, OH, Mansfield, OH; Cincinnati, OH, where he met and married his wife, June, of 38 years, at Christ Episcopal Church; Cincinnati, OH  They were transferred to Tampa, FL with IBM in 1985 and returned to their native state of Ohio in 1989.  He traveled the United States as one of the top 10 Senior engineers in the Field Engineering Division of IBM, repairing and troubleshooting various hardware systems.  A remembered quote from his fellow colleagues was, “If Hulit can’t fix it; no one can.”   He developed a patent for IBM and received several prestigious consecutive IBM Means Service awards.   Hal was promoted into management with IBM and served as a Manager in Mansfield, Columbus and Tampa, FL.   

He is survived by his wife, June E. Hulit; his daughters, Holly Ross; Lakewood, OH; Peggy (Scott) Johnson of Wooster, OH and Kay E. Anderson of Wooster, OH; seven grandchildren, Justin Ross; N. Olmstead; Beth (Luke) Brettingham; London, England; Emily Johnson, Chicago, IL; Corey (Allie) Anderson, Silverton, CO;  Jeremy (Meagan) Anderson and Joshua Anderson of Wooster; 12 great-grandchildren, brother, Kenneth Hulit, Murrells Inlet, S. Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.  A granddaughter, Erin Ross, Lakewood, predeceased him this year. 

A Memorial Service and Eucharist will be held at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, (aka Seventh Day Adventist Church) 445 N. Bever in Wooster, OH on Friday, December 20th at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Clay Huffman officiating.  Hal’s love for animals was acquired from his life on the Hulit Farm, Mansfield, OH.   One of his favorite memories was a team of Percherons he used to plow the fields as a young lad. Hal especially loved his Kerry Blue Terriers that he and his wife showed for over 20 years.   He was a life member of CTC (Caring Therapy Canines).  Hal will be sorely missed not only by his wife, family and friends, but by two rescues; Sally, an Australian Terrier, and Mr. “Clancy” Fancy Pants, an AT mix and therapy dog.  A very special thanks goes out to “The Posse”;  Lil’ Dude, therapy dog, owned by Brenda Ziegler and Stephen Doyle, who visited Hal at Wooster Community Hospital and also at Cleveland Clinic’s Akron General and to the many members of CTC, close friends and family.  Thank you for all the support and prayers.

Donations in his name may be made to any of the following:  Serving Women in Ghana; P.O. Box 127

Wooster. Ohio 44691; Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary; 3620 E State Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452;  Wayne County Dog Shelter, 5694 Burbank Road; Wooster, OH or a charity of your choosing.

Arrangements are under the direction of McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Online condolences may be posted at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

       “We are sisters; we are friends; we stick together to the very end.”   H. V. Hulit

 

 

 

 

Memorial Contributions: 

Donations in his name may be made to any of the following:  Serving Women in Ghana; P.O. Box 127

Wooster. Ohio 44691; Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary; 3620 E State Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452;  Wayne County Dog Shelter, 5694 Burbank Road; Wooster, OH or a charity of your choosing.

Visitation: 

There will be no calling hours.

Service: 

A Memorial Service and Eucharist will be held at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, (aka Seventh Day Adventist Church) 445 N. Bever in Wooster, OH on Friday, December 20th at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Clay Huffman officiating. 

Condolences

So sorry to loose an uncle like Hal.

Kay, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Heaven has gained another angel.

Kay I know how hard it is to lose a parent. Someday you will be united again for eternity. May God bless you and yours!

Kay, I know how hard it is to lose a parent. Someday you will be together for eternity. God bless you and family.

Peg the last month has been difficult for your Dad and the family. He has been called home and is at peace now. Love you

June I am truly sorry to hear of your husband death. Hal was such a nice man and will be greatly missed. Marian

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