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Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA

OBITUARY

Thomas Richard Shull

January 5, 1951June 5, 2020
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In Loving Memory

Thomas Richard Shull, age 69, of Sammamish, WA, passed away on June 5, 2020 with family by his side in Bellevue, WA.

Tom was born in Arlington, VA, to James Richard Shull and Mary Elizabeth (Thomas). He was the oldest of seven children. He grew up in Falls Church, VA and graduated from Falls Church High School in 1969, where he made many lifelong friends. He moved to Bellevue in the late 1970s. He spent most of his career at Paccar and Weyerhaeuser and retired in 2019 from his role of Consulting Records Management Analyst at Puget Sound Energy. Tom will be remembered as a loving father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend, with a keen sense of humor and gentle good nature. He enjoyed music, art, books, hiking, and photography.

He is survived by his children, Jessica Shull and Cooper Shull of Seattle, WA; former wife, Tracy Shull of Sammamish, WA; his sister, Jennifer Jones of Bristow, VA; and three brothers, Greg Shull (Dover) of Melbourne, FL; Randolph Shull of Falls Church, VA; and Timothy Shull of Fairfax, VA; nieces and nephews, Suzanne Jones of Centerville, VA; Shelby Shull of Dallas TX; Brigitte Shull of Mount Vernon, NY; Timothy Shull, Jr. of Oakland, CA; Austin Shull of Fairfax, VA; Robert Spasiano of Thousand Oaks, CA; and Alex Spasiano of Bakersfield, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, David and Mark.

A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 1215 145th Place, SE, Bellevue, WA. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com for the Shull family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Carter Center or Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Keith Newbern

June 15, 2020

It is so distressing to hear of Tom's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him for 3 years at PSE and in that time, he was always such the most delightful, helpful, and kind co-worker. Our work schedules and habits were rather similar so we'd be able to chat or have a quick hello probably two to three times a week. Whenever we had a problem to solve together, he invariably provided keen insight and help to do so.
I hope that his family will be able to find consolation and comfort knowing that he will be remembered fondly for his kindness and wry sense of humor. My sincere condolences to you all!

Nic Pacholski

June 12, 2020

Everyone at PSE loved working with Tom. Over the course of this week, so many of his workmates have expressed their sadness at his passing. Tom meant so much to us – we all miss him. I had the pleasure of working with Tom for five years. He was kind, thoughtful, funny, and gentle. I really miss our end-of-the-workday discussions. When Tom would smile, he had this twinkle in his eye that just put you at ease.
The Records team (Tom and his workmate Terry) and I would perform quarterly site visits to different PSE locations. We’d often combine our quarterly social activities into those trips. Some of my best memories of Tom were the discussions we had travelling to the different locations. Tom loved discussing films, movies, books, history, politics, and current events; it was always an engaging and enjoyable discussion. Below is a photo of Terry and Tom from when we visited the State Capitol Building.
Please accept my warmest condolences -- I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Manasa Sunil

June 11, 2020

My condolences to the family.

I've known Tom briefly while interning at PSE. He and I had adjacent cubes in the office. On my first day at work, he stopped by my cube and introduced himself with the biggest smile and ever since, I remember him to be one of the few friendly faces I look forward to bumping into at work.

May his soul rest in peace.

Anu Iyer

June 11, 2020

I was deeply saddened to hear of Tom's passing. He was kind, funny and a gentleman through and through. I remember the many days we worked together on a demanding project. The entire team was in the same conference room for many hours each day, and when things got frustrating Tom would also say something humorous, which immediately put the team in a better mood. What I liked most about Tom was his ability to see things not for what they were but what they could be.

A gentle soul who will be missed. RIP.

Rose Greenbaun

June 11, 2020

My heart goes out to all of you family and friends who will greatly miss Tom. He was so kind and gentle with that special glint in his eyes. I will miss him!

Sharon Burnett

June 11, 2020

I remember when I first met Tom at Weyerhaeuser when he became the forms manager there. I liked he right away. He was just that kind of person.
Later on I would see Tom regularly at ARMA meetings as we had both moved on. It was always like old home week.
I'm so sorry to learn that Tom has passed. The world lost a funny, compassionate, caring individual. My condolences to Tom's family.

Susan Lord

June 11, 2020

Dear Shull Family. I am very sorry for the loss of your beloved father, brother, and partner. I knew Tom thru our professional organization. He was a good man.

Rob Neate

June 11, 2020

I met Tom working together at PSE. Tom was unflappable. He was sincere, patient, kind and happy. He was generous with praise, and searched for solutions that worked for everyone. In times like these, we need more of Tom and people like him. I miss him. I wish his family and friends strength, comfort and hope. I will try to honor his life by recalling his unique manner, and treasuring his memory.

Norma Sarbach

June 10, 2020

Tom was such a kind, patient, and supportive friend. I am so fortunate to have known him for almost 40 years. Tom’s love of photography was contagious! I have an amazing siblings family portrait that Tom took of us in the backyard of his Bellevue house. It hangs proudly in my house. Luckily, I have many found memories to look back on. Tom was loved by many and will be missed.

Susanne Regan

June 10, 2020

I met Tom in 1983 when I started working at PACCAR as a Forms Analyst. I worked for him on and off for years, first at PACCAR and later at Weyerhaeuser. He was the best boss I ever had. He had high standards, but he was always encouraging and supportive of our efforts and open to new ideas. He remained unruffled no matter what the situation and helped me to learn patience and persistence. We have kept in touch throughout the years, usually in January around his birthday. I have tremendous respect for him and I mourn his passing.
Thanks for the introduction to UB40, Tom. I'm going to go and listen to their music, and think about the 37 years I knew you. Peace, brother.

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