Former Riverhead resident James P. Lull of Lancaster, Pa. died of natural causes Feb. 15, 2016, at Lancaster General Hospital. He was 50.
Born in Riverhead May 11, 1965, he was the son of James and Connie Lull. He attended Riverhead public schools and graduated from Riverhead High School. James earned a bachelor’s degree from Dowling College and a master’s degree and certificate of education administration from Stony Brook University.
James moved to Lancaster in 2013, where he worked as a counselor at Keystone Human Services. Previously he taught mathematics and computer science for many years at Hampton Bays High School, where he also coached track and football. He later worked as an administrator in the Bellmore-Merrick, Wyandanch and Westhampton Beach school districts.
James was an avid long-distance runner. He loved music and drama and was a member of the Riverhead Faculty Community Theatre. He was an EMT and served with the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps. James was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church in Riverhead, where he served as a deacon and was a member of the church choir. He was a longtime volunteer for the Riverhead Country Fair, which he served as co-chair in 2011 and 2012.
Predeceased by his father in 2012, James is survived by his mother; his sister Cynthia Lull Hill and her husband Kevin Hill, of Fairport, N.Y.; his brother, Jason and his wife, Stacy Yakaboski, of Wading River and his sister Carrie Lull LaCombe and her husband, AJ LaCombe, of Riverhead. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Riley and Morgan Hill, of Fairport; Ryan, Ian and Zachary Lull of Wading River; and Christopher Lull, Jordyn, Matthew and Peyton LaCombe of Riverhead.
Memorial visitation will take place Thursday, March 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. A memorial service will be held noon Friday, March 4, at First Congregational Church of Riverhead, the Rev. Dr. Sean Murray officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to First Congregational Church of Riverhead, 103 First St., Riverhead, NY 11901.
This is a paid notice.