Compiled by Robin Jovanovich
Katharine Bingham Hull of Washington, D.C., formerly of Bronxville and Rye, New York, passed away on June 25, 2017. She succumbed to congestive heart failure at Silverado Memory Care Community in Calabasas, Calif. She was 87.
Born on June 16, 1930, in Winnetka, Illinois, she was the daughter of Marion (Walker) and Denison Bingham Hull. Kay, as she was known, went to high school at North Shore Country Day School. In 1952, she graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Later, she earned a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Chicago in 1965.
While at the University of Chicago, she met her future husband, Dr. Attallah Kappas. They were married for 19 years.
Kay Hull was a loving mother, homemaker, and role model for her children. She also worked in the library services profession in New York at Rye Country Day School and at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, and she served as an occupational therapist in New York and Washington, D.C. She regularly contributed to charity and enjoyed reading, writing, volunteering, music and the arts, as well as travelling and spending time with friends and family.
Her sense of humor, intellect, and love of innocence and beauty will be missed by all who were fortunate to know her.
She is survived by her sister, Eunice Drewsen; her three sons, Peter, Michael, and Nicholas; and her nine grandchildren, Denison, Nelson, Madeleine, Matthew, Lorraine, Nathan, Eva Sofia, James, and August James. Her brothers, Lyman and Morton, predeceased her.
A funeral service will be held in Bethesda, Maryland, at River Road Unitarian Church, where she was a member for many years, on September 24 at 3 p.m. Burial will occur at the Old First Church Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, Vermont, on August 19 at 9 a.m.