HULBERT, DONALD CORYDON, 93, passed away June 15, 2019 with family at his side at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, WA. He was born February 23, 1926 in West Haven, CT to Ernest and Grace Hulbert. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth Ann Wilks, of Plainfield NJ September 6, 1947 who preceded him in death August 3, 2016. They were married for nearly 70 years. Don was a devoted and loving husband who set the bar high for those who followed him. He is survived by his children Barbara Little, Richard Hulbert and his wife Debbie Hulbert, his grandchildren Erin Kerr, Jessie Vaccari, Alicia House, and Brian Hulbert and great- grandchild Maybel Elizabeth Kerr.
Don was a Navy veteran of WWII in the American Theater. He graduated in 1948 from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He was a registered Professional Engineer, a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, and served a term as President of the Wing Point Golf & Country Club.
He moved with his family to the Pacific Northwest in the 1970’s to assist in the development and construction of the nuclear Trident Naval Submarine Base in Bangor WA. Upon completion moved to Amelia Island, FL to assist in the design and construction of the East Coast nuclear Trident Naval Submarine base in St. Mary’s GA. His profession took him around the globe from Japan, Guam, Philippines, various Pacific Islands, Gibraltar, Spain, and England among others.
Upon retirement he moved to Bainbridge Island, WA. Don had a great love of trains and used his engineering skills to construct many model train installations. He was an avid puzzler including decoding work during his military career and jigsaw and crossword puzzles in retirement, loved mystery novels, golf, and played a mean hand of bridge.
He is remembered as the bedrock of his family, beloved for his quick wit, with an unexpected sense of humor that often took you by surprise. He could always be counted on for wisdom and support. He was deeply loved and will be missed by many.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service on July 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island, WA with reception to follow.
Please sign the online guestbook for the family at http://www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home on Bainbridge Island, WA.