On July 26, 2022, Rev. David G. Hullin, beloved husband, father, and pastor, passed away peacefully at home on Mercer Island at the age of 80.
Dave was born in Seattle on September 4, 1941 to Arvid (“Swede”) and Pat Hullin. He attended View Ridge Elementary School, Concordia Lutheran School, Roosevelt High School, Seattle Pacific University, and Wesley Theological Seminary, before beginning a life-long ministry with the United Methodist Church.
Dave devoted himself to being a ‘Doer of the Word’ especially in his work with young people. As a tireless coach, organizer, and counselor, he exemplified a life of service to others. Dave was always first in line to organize a fundraiser, a youth trip, or sports league. The nature of his faith was professed through his kindness, openness, and a healing spirit.
After serving churches in Maryland and Virginia, Dave returned to Seattle and served as a pastor at Bryn Mawr and Riverton Park UMCs, a chaplain at Wesley Homes in Des Moines, and pastor at Highland Park United Methodist Church until his retirement. Dave remained highly active as a volunteer at the Mercer Island United Methodist Church until the end of this life.
On July 23, 1989, he married Judith Anne Borseth, a childhood friend from View Ridge, with whom he had reconnected after their parents had become neighbors again in a South Everett retirement community. They celebrated 33 happy years together shortly before Dave’s passing.
Dave was an avid sportsman who loved skiing, camping, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and – above all – golf. On vacation, he would visit every post office he could, to build his prodigious stamp collection. After a stroke reduced his mobility and speech in later years, he found new ways to express himself through visual arts, sketching scenes from daily life – and many stamps.
Dave was preceded in death by his brothers, Dennis and Arvid (“Buddy”). He is survived by his wife Judith, his children Anna Bloxham and Marty Hullin (from his prior marriage to Judy Alexander), as well as his two grandchildren, Tess and Sam. Dave and Judith have spent the last 10 years on Mercer Island living with Judith’s daughter Jane and her husband, Craig.
Dave will be remembered at a Memorial Service to be held at Mercer Island United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 27th at 2 pm. The service will be outside. If you can come, bring a sun/rain hat or umbrella. Refreshments will follow. For those who cannot attend in person, the ser- vice will also be broadcast at 2:00 p.m. on: https://www.facebook.com/mercerislandumc