Paula Hunt Stull

Paula Hunt Stull

ALFRED STATION – Paula Hunt Stull, 93, of Alfred Station died Wednesday, September 13, 2023.  She was the elementary school nurse for 25 years at Alfred Almond Central School, where she was known and loved by multiple generations of students and their parents.

Born in Canton, NY in 1930, Paula was the daughter of the late Mary and Lee Hunt.  In 1952 she graduated from the University of Rochester with her B.S. and R.N. Degrees.  She joined the faculty of Alfred Almond Central School as the elementary school nurse in September 1964 and remained there for the rest of her career.

She was an avid sailor, and summer would find her sailing daily on Keuka Lake with her husband, John.  She also loved animals, adopting many rescue dogs and cats during her lifetime…and rescuing earthworms from the pavement when it rained.  A long-time fitness buff, she raced bicycles several times, usually winning her age group. At 79, she said her 10-mile training rides “only average 15 mph.”  She had hoped to see the total solar eclipse in New York State on April 8,2024, having traveled much farther afield with John to attend previous eclipses in Aruba and the Gaspe Peninsula of Canada.  For the upcoming one, she will join her family in spirit.

Paula is survived and will be dearly missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Marylee Stull (W. David) Ashby, son and daughter-in-law Peter H. (Linda) Stull, grandchildren Joshua Ashby, Rebecca Ashby, Abby Stull (Nathan) Sawyer, and Rachel Stull (Nathan) Woodruff, great grandsons Sam Sawyer, Jack Sawyer, Carson Woodruff, and Weston Woodruff, and her beloved rescue dog, Cookie.  She was predeceased by John, her husband of 60 years and her sister, Barbara Munschauer.

Paula spent the last two months of her life at Elderwood at Hornell, where the staff treated her and her family tenderly and with loving care during the last two months of her life.

A celebration of her life will be arranged and announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, Paula would wish you to donate to your favorite animal rescue group in her memory.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Paula’s family with the arrangements.

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