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YOUNGSTOWN - Dr. Bill G. Hulsopple, 82, passed away Sept. 8, 2010, at his home following a lengthy illness.

Bill was born Jan. 16, 1928, in Scranton, Kan., a son of the late Waldo and Bernice Hulsopple.

Dr. Hulsopple, known to many as “Doc,” earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of Dayton, his Master’s Degree in Theater at the University of Denver, and his Ph.D. in Theater at The Ohio State University.

He taught speech and theater at five different universities. He was Director of Theater at Southeast Missouri State University, Lamar University, and at Youngstown State University, from which he retired in August, 1992.

Bill directed over 140 plays in which 50 sets were designed by him. When he wasn’t teaching, he liked to travel the United States and the world, visiting many theaters.

He is survived by his sister, Evelyn Holt of Topeka, Kan.; his brother, Ben (Betty) Hulsopple of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three nieces; a nephew; and many great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Besides his parents, Dr. Hulsopple was preceded in death by a nephew, Ben Hulsopple Jr.

Bill’s family expresses thanks to the wonderful and caring staff of MVI Hospice, and contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to MVI Hospice Care, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.

Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences online to Bill’s family.

Guestbook Entries

“With deepest sympathy. Doc was one of my professor's at YSU and a mentor. He will be missed.”

 » Marlene Menaldi Strollo on November 22, 2010

“Missing you Uncle Bill”

 » Amanda Hulsopple on April 21, 2011

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