Joan Kull

Joan Lorraine Kull

1933 - 2020

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Joan Lorraine (Schell) Kull of Randolph, NJ, passed away peacefully at her home on December 19, 2020. She was 87.


Born in Newark, NJ to the late Joseph and Vivian Schell, Joan grew up in Newark and graduated from West Side High School. Upon graduation Joan attended and graduated from Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. She then worked as a secretary at Pabst Brewery in Newark, NJ.


In 1959 Joan married the love of her life, Paul Kull. They lived in Bloomfield, NJ and Livingston, NJ before settling in the Shongum Lake community in Randolph, NJ where they raised their 3 children. After spending years raising her children as a stay at home mom, Joan returned to work at the office in Epstein’s Department Store in Morristown, NJ and then in the Accounts Receivable department at Warner Lambert in Morris Plains, NJ. Joan and Paul were very active in the Kiwanis Club of Randolph.  Joan was part of the Kiwanis Club’s Proctors Artillery Brigade and helped recreate Revolutionary War outfits using her sewing talent and even participated in a few Revolutionary War reenactments with the group. Joan was also involved in the Randolph Senior Citizen Club and loved attending the meetings and playing bingo with her friends. She enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing, babysitting her grandchildren and spending time with her family. Her favorite vacation spot was Lavallette at the Jersey Shore where she spent many of her single days as well as time with her family every summer.


Joan was predeceased by her husband, Paul, parents Joseph and Vivian Schell and brother John Schell.


She is survived by her children: son Bryan Kull and his wife Lindsay of Long Valley, NJ, son Bradford Kull and his wife Edna of Parsippany, NJ and daughter Dawn Kluchinski and her husband David of Long Valley, NJ. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren Taylor Kull, Kathryn Simon, Allison Kluchinski, Rachel Kluchinski, Jack Kluchinski and Erika Kull as well as 4 great grandchildren.


The family will be having a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Randolph Kiwanis Club, PO box 106, Mt Freedom, NJ 07970 or the Randolph Rescue Squad, 780 Route 10 West, Randolph, NJ, 07869.


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