Harrison Shull 1923-2003
A Profound, Positive Impact on the Lives of Others.
 
Guest Book
(Note: the guest book is now closed to new comments.)
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Date  February 22, 2005 
Name  Earle Shull 
City  Millville 
State  NJ 
Country  USA 
 Comments  I can see Harrison was deeply loved by his family. I was doing a little online research, I have a letter that Harrison's father sent to my great aunt Ida in 1927. The Shull Family came to America in 1732 and lived in Franklinville NJ. Evidently George Harrison Shull moved from south Jersey to Princeton. I am curious if you are related to Clifford Glenwood Shull the 1994 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics.If you are interested I have some Shull family history that aunt Ida assembled in 1927 with the help of GHS

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Date  September 1, 2004 
Name  Peggy S 
City  Seattle 
State  WA 
 Comments  Have belatedly come upon your sweet tribute to Uncle Har. If you're like me, you will think of your dear dad on the 1st of every month as you send up a "Rabbit!" to him and to all the Shulls gone before. Sending loving thoughts to Wil and all the cousins.

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Date  August 7, 2004 
Name  Liz & Mac Bryson   
 Comments  I wanted to express our sympathy on the death of your father. I met Harrison only once but I could see right away what a special kind of person he was. His aristocratic bearing and his handsome good looks made him immediately noticeable in a crowd. Here is a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery that I thought was apt: "Bit by bit, nevertheless, it comes over us that we shall neveragain hear the laughter of our loved one, that this one garden isforever locked against us. And at that moment begins our true mourning,which, though it may not be rending, is yet a little bitter. Fornothing, in truth, can replace that companion. Our 'parents' cannot becreated out of hand. Nothing can match the treasure of common memories,of trials endured together, of quarrels and reconciliations and generousemotions."

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Date  March 8, 2004 
Name  Patrick Shelby 
City  Seattle 
State  WA 
Country  USA 
 Comments  I never personally knew Harrison Shull; however, I had the good fortune to befriend his son Stan when we first moved to Seattle in 1991. For many years now, Stan has been a true and loyal friend and is a man of honesty and integrity. If Harrison Shull is, in any way, reflected in the person who is his son, he was truly a wonderful man. May God bless your family during this difficult time.

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Date  October 15, 2003 
Name  Donald and Laura Lee McClure 
City  Princeton 
State  NJ
 Comments  We knew Harry from 1946 while Don was a graduate student with him at Berkeley. What great good luck to get to know this person! What a lot of accomplishments packed into one life!

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Date  September 12, 2003 
Name  Thomas L. Allen 
City  Davis 
State  CA 
Country  USA 
 Comments  Harrison Shull was an outstanding chemist, theoretician, and person, and a good friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. Letter follows. Tom Allen

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Date  August 16, 2003 
Name  Jim & Helen PELLERITE 
City  Colorado Springs 
State  CO 
 Comments  Dear Wil, Stan and family, Thank you for letting us share in your sadness. We have always valued Harrison's friendship and will cherish the fond memories of our life and times together in Bloomington. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time.

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Date  August 14, 2003 
Name  David Yost 
City  Monterey 
State  California 
Country  USA 
 Comments  14 August 2003 To the family of Professor Harrison Shull: You may be sure that Professor Shull is remembered by faculty members at the Naval Postgraduate School as a scholar and leader of great integrity, wisdom, and effectiveness. He was a person in whom one could confide with trust, and he earned the loyalty of the faculty through his courtesy, reliability, and professionalism. He came at a critical time and showed vision, notably by helping the Department of National Security Affairs gain a first-rate chairman. He was missed when he stepped down as Provost. Please accept this expression of condolences for your great loss.

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Date  August 13, 2003 
Name  Bob La Blanc 
City  Ridgewood 
State  New Jersey 
Country  USA 
 Comments  Harry was a good friend and a GREAT corporate Director at StorageTek. I'll never forget the three week trip to China: "One Dollar, One Dollar!

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Date  August 12, 2003 
Name  Barry Dolowich 
City  Monterey 
State  CA 
Country  USA 
 Comments  My deepest condolences to the Shull family.

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Date  August 12, 2003 
Name  Bobbie Alexander 
City  Boulder 
State  CO 
Country  USA 
 Comments  My sincere condolences to all of you at this very sad moment. Wil and Harry were wonderful Boulder neighbors and political cronies. Harry left a simple, lasting legacy in our Boulder neighborhood where our streets are named for generals which Harry confessed made him unhappy. We lived on Patton Drive. So, Harry worked with the city and the small driveway between the Shull home and the Quist home was named "Gandhi". Gandhi has been extended, by the way. The headlines in the Boulder "Daily Camera" read, "Peacemaker Among Generals". Wil, my love and thoughts are with you.

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Date  August 11, 2003 
Name  C.George SANDULESCU 
City  Monte Carlo 
State  Principality of MONACO 
Country  via France 
 Comments  George (Dino) Sandulescu of Monaco, and Bodil Wannerberg of Uppsala, express their profound regret at the disappearance of Harrison Shull, and convey their warmest feelings of support to the whole family.

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Date  August 9, 2003 
Name  Greg Wilson, Margaret Veale, Rhiannon Wilson 
City  Melbourne 
State  Victoria 
Country  Australia 
 Comments  We enjoyed and valued Harrison's company and support while we lived in California as working scientists from 1989 to 1991, where we made firm, life-long friends with Sarah. Harrison always laughed at the fact that every time we visited Monterey we also visited the aquarium. But we know that as a dedicated chemist he really understood that we, as dedicated biologists, had no choice but to go see those fish every time we had the chance! We were always so grateful that we got to stay at the naval base with Wil and Harrison. Wil and Harrison also extended their hospitality to Greg's mother Judy and her husband Merv when they visited California and the South West for winter and Christmas, 1990. Rhiannon, turning three on October 12th 2003, will never meet Harrison but she will hear about him. We send our condolences to all the Shulls. We know you will be comforted by the fact that Harrison had a spectacular life and had a positive impact on many lives.

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Date  August 9, 2003 
Name  Mary Owen 
City  San Francisco 
State  Ca 
Country  USA 
 Comments  Dr. Shull, one of the true test of immortality is teaching. From reading this guest book you have touched many lives, taught many lessons and inspired many people. One of the most beautiful gifts that you have given is the one I know you through, that is your lovely daughter Sarah. Sarah, through your guidance, has been an inspiration to a lot of people. Thank you for being a wonderful father to all your children and a joy and mentor for many people. Obviously your life reached far into the cosmos. Be well and know that your legacy lives on in your childrens heart. Mary Owen

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Date  August 7, 2003 
Name  Bella Brancato 
City  Monterey 
State  CA 
Country  USA 
 Comments  Willa, it is always the sweet small things in life that seem to have the bigest impact on us. For years I always saw you and Harrison shopping at Nob Hill. We always talked surrounded by some strange product...but I was really happy to see both of you there, because Harrison always seemed so interested in my life....when you read all of his honors, I think his greatest honor was his wonderfully sweet nature that made you feel special. I send you big hugs Willa. Love, Bella

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Date  August 7, 2003 
Name  Forrest Williams 
City  Carmel Valley 
State  California 
Country  USA 
 Comments  Harrison was, by far, the most disguished candidate for Provost of the Naval Postgraduate School in 1985. He will be remembered as having been a great asset for NPS. Madge and I have been recalling our get-to-gether with Wil and Harrison at the time of his retirement in 1995.

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Date  August 6, 2003 
Name  Thomas C. Bruneau 
City  Monterey 
State  CA 
Country  US 
 Comments  Harrison Shull allowed us to develop the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School into an excellent academic unit. He was a friend, mentor, and a courageous leader. I was privileged to know and work with him, and miss him.

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Date  August 6, 2003 
Name  Marianne Roser 
City  Richmond 
State  Virginia 
Country  USA 
 Comments  What a marvelous life! My very warmest wishes to the family during these sad days and may the good memories soon refill your hearts with the joy of having loved and been loved by Harrison.

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Date  August 6, 2003 
Name  Andrew & Veronica Lenard 
City  Bloomington 
State  Indiana 
Country  USA 
 Comments  We shall cherish the memories of those Bloomington years when the Shull family were neighbors and showed gracious hospitality. Let us all remember those happy days! We all feel for Harrison's surviving family, and wish them the healing that comes with time.

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Date  August 6, 2003 
Name  Elaine LIttle 
City  Boulder 
State  CO 
Country  USA 
 Comments  To the family of Harrison Shull, my thought are with you, some people pass thrught our lives and leave an imprint on our hearts and will never be forgotten. Harrison was this person.

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Date  August 6, 2003 
Name  Anders, Udo 
City  Krauchenwies 
State  Bad-Württ. 
Country  Germany 
 Comments  Sorry to hear about Harrison Shull's death - he surely belongs into all reports on early quantum chemistry and he certainly will remain in the memories of all interested in his achievements there. I'll certanly make a link to his present page on my page http://www.quantum-chemistry-history.com Udo Anders

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Date  August 5, 2003 
Name  John Zagula 
City  Bellevue 
State  WA 
Country  USA 
 Comments  Stan: This is a truly moving tribute. I too lost my father a few years ago and miss him very, very much. As I am sure is true for you, I nonetheless feel that he walks with me in someway everyday. If he was anything like you, your father must have been a truly exceptional person. He must have been very proud of you. You have done him a great honor in creating this tribute. Thank you for sharing it.

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Date  August 5, 2003 
Name  Jonathan Roberts 
City  Seattle 
State  WA 
Country  USA 
 Comments  Stan, I am sorry about the loss of your father. It is clear by the web site that you've created that he was a very special individual. My mother died a number of years ago and I think of her every day just as I am sure you will do with your Dad. I find these reflections to be a great source of inspiration and comfort and I hope you do as well. Take care, Jonathan

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Date  August 4, 2003 
Name  Kathy Abascal 
City  Vashon 
State  WA 
Country  USA 
 Comments  I will miss my father's soft hair, twinkly eyes, and warm hands. I will carry with me the many life lessons he taught me as a child and as an adult. Thanks to Stan for creating this memorial; I am certain that dad would appreciate it.

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Date  August 4, 2003 
Name  Mauread Bray 
City  Bellevue 
State  Washington 
Country  USA 
 Comments  Dear Stan This website is a beautiful tribute to your father. Thank you for sharing this information. My sympathies to you, and the entire Shull family on the loss of Harrison. Best regards, Mauread Bray Ignition

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Date  August 3, 2003 
Name  Jeff Long 
City  Woodland Hills 
State  CA 
Country  USA 
 Comments  Dad, I am so grateful for the time we have shared, so grateful for your love, wit, guidance, friendship, generosity and wisdom. My heart will always be full with you and always broken at your loss. You made the world a much brighter place. I love you and miss you. - Jeff

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Date  August 1, 2003 
Name  Bob Brueck 
City  Cascade 
State  Idaho 
Country  USA 
 Comments  Stan, thank you for informing me. As I believe you and your mother know, I think your father stood well above most men in many ways. A great life by any standard. All men like him are to be sorely missed. He has touched many lives, presenting an opportunity for each. You have a tough act to follow---but you are well prepared.

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Date  August 1, 2003 
Name  George Harrison Shull 2nd 
City  Anacortes 
State  Washington 
 Comments  Dad, I love you ! You will always be part of my life and remembered.

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Date  August 1, 2003 
Name  Willa 
City  Monterey 
 Comments  My grief at the loss your physical presence, the loss of your love, of your voice, the twinkle in your eye, your wisdom, opinion, and capability, your warm comfortable, comforting friendship, companionship, your foibles, your validation of me and mine of you, and so much more, seems unbearable. The rest of my life without you will be as empty as no life at all, sad and difficult. In non tangable ways, of course, you will always be a part of me, and with me, in love and memory.

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Date  August 1, 2003 
Name  Ellyn Shull 
City  Seattle 
State  WA 
Country  USA 
 Comments  Harrison was also a wonderful grandfather who was very happy to have a baby exploring his beard or a young child to bounce on his knee.

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Date  July 31, 2003 
Name  Holly Shull Vogel 
City  Highland 
State  MD 
 Comments  Thank you, Stan, for setting this up for Father and for us. I think he would like this. Holly

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Date  July 31, 2003 
Name  Stan 
 Comments  I love you Dad.
 
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