Francis (Frank) Bulzis
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AGE: 64 •
Francis (Frank) Bulzis, 64, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, surrounded by loving family and friends. Born in Hoboken, he graduated St. Peter's Prep and St. Peter's College in Jersey City. He received his Masters Degree in Mathematics from Seton Hall University where he taught math for several years. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was so proud to be a veteran. Frank was a member of the St. Jerome Council of the Knights of Columbus and served as a Past Grand Knight of St. Peter's College Council.
He worked for 30 years as a Project Manager for Verizon while teaching math Saturdays at Brookdale Community College. He received the Adjunct Teacher of the Year Award in 2003. After he retired from Verizon, he was hired to teach Algebra and Statistics at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. He loved the academy, the faculty and students dearly and was affectionately called "Mr. B." Frank was awarded the Lasallian Educator of the Year Award in 2012. He was an active member of St. Jerome parish and belonged to the PTA at St. Jerome School in West Long Branch. Frank served as the Committee Chairman of the Boy Scout Troop 145 in West Long Branch and his proudest moment was seeing his son, Mark, receive his Eagle Scout Award.
Frank was predeceased by his parents, Mildred and Philip Bulzis. He is survived by his loving wife, Doreen of 38 years and his son, Mark, who was his pride and joy and the light of his life. Frank is also survived by his brother, Jim Bulzis and sisters-in-law, Lucille Bulzis and Kathy Policastro and his mother-in-law, Irene Kallighan. He leaves behind four nephews, Christopher, Stephen and James Bulzis, and Joseph Policastro and a grandnephew, John Policastro.
Frank loved books and sports and was an avid Yankee and NY Giants fan. He loved spending time at home with his many good friends and was known as a "humorous man." Frank also enjoyed traveling and he and Doreen took several cruises to the Baltic countries and Alaska.
Visiting will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20 at St. Jerome's R.C. Church, Wall Street, West Long Branch. Burial will be at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport. At the family's request, please do not send flowers, donations may be made to Christian Brothers Academy, 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, in Frank's name to be used to help CBA math students. For messages of condolence, please visit Frank's Book of Memories at www.woolleyboglioli.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2013