George Daniel Null

Born October 28, 1926

George Daniel Null, age 89, of Oxford, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Born in Taneytown, MD on October 28, 1926, George was a son of the late Hubert Jacob and Gladys (Zepp) Null. He attended Taneytown High School and later received his bachelors of science from Gettysburg College and his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Delaware. He made his career as a research chemist with the DuPont Company, retiring in 1985 after 27 years of service.

George was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newark and the IH Tractor Club. He had many interests including farming, baseball, steam locomotives, Bach pipe organ music and poetry. Beloved by his family, his kind nature and radiant smile will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen; brother, Charles Null; and sister, Mary Garver. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Estelle (Hess) Null; sons, Michael, Daniel and Samuel Null; sister, Vesta Reifsnider; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Monday morning, December 7, 2015, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19711, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Compassionate Friends, Inc., Southern Chester County Chapter, P.O. Box 275, New London, PA 19360-0275 or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at the address listed above.


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  • So sorry to hear he is gone. I remember his kind words and friendly smile. He will be with Kathy,another kind and gentle soul,now.

  • Condolences to Estelle, sons ( Michael , Daniel, Samuel ) and family on the passing of George, a kind, quiet, knowledgeable agriculturalist , collector and gentleman.
    From fellow collectors ( IHC, R&T), former neighbors ( Landenberg ) and friends.

  • Mike and Sam. So sorry to hear about the death of your father. He raised 2 wonderful son. I know he sure was proud of you. May he rest in peace. Sally

  • Dearest Estelle and family. I can not express how much I will miss George here in the physical world, but knowing that he is at peace and with our girls is of great comfort to me, as I know it is for you. This world is a far better place for having had George Null in it and I know for certain how much knowing him has meant to my life. His kindness, his warmth, and that beautiful smile and spirit of his will hold a special place in my heart forever. My thoughts and love are with you now and always.


  • Estelle, please accept my condolences at your loss. Ernie was so fond of George and always spoke of him with admiration. I trust the love of your family and the comfort of your faith will help you at this difficult time. I am sorry that a medical appointment keeps me from the service at St. Paul’s. You and your family have my prayers. Betty

  • Estelle, I just learned of the passing of your wonderful George. So sorry for your loss and I always think of you and George as such kind, sweet, and gentle people. He will be missed and loved.
    Lana and Earl

  • I know it’s been a while since your fathers passing but I just heard about it. So sorry, your Dad was a wonderful respectful man. He was very positive thru the days of AGLL and high school sports when we played. I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear that he pass away. I know he is in heaven now with your sister. RIP Mr. Null.