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Raymond J. Bulinski


1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Raymond J. Bulinski Obituary
Raymond J. Bulinski 1927 - 2018
Springfield, IL—Raymond J. Bulinski, 90, of Springfield passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, June 8, 2018.
Ray was born June 21, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, the third son of Stanley and Pauline Bulinski. He proudly enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Radioman 3rd Class. In 1957, Ray graduated from the University of Illinois in Architecture. He worked at several architectural firms and the architecture office for University of Illinois. He retired as an architect from the State of Illinois Department of Public Health.
Ray is survived by his loving wife, of 65 years, Alice; his six children, Cynthia (Rich), Laura (Scot), James, Christopher (Lisa), Paul (Charlene), Dan; six grandchildren, Joseph, Aaron, Jessica (Aaron), Lauren, Allyson, Steven; and many nieces and nephews. Ray was friendly, outgoing, determined and generous. He greatly loved his family and was the happiest at family gatherings and celebrations. His presence will be greatly missed.
He was avid about sports; a loyal Illini basketball and football fan, and he cheered for the Chicago Cubs and Bears. He enjoyed playing golf at every opportunity. Ray served as a volunteer athletic director and coach at St. Matthew's School in Champaign. He went on to coach CYO basketball and was a referee for many local high schools and Springfield Spoke Jockeys, a wheelchair basketball team. Ray was an enthusiastic gardener. His plot covered the entire back yard and he harvested vegetables from spring through fall.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Church of Little Flower, 800 Stevenson Dr., Springfield, IL. The visitation will begin with a prayer service.
Additional Visitation and Funeral Mass: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Church of the Little Flower. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Allen Kemme, celebrant.
Private family burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Church of the Little Flower School, 900 Stevenson Drive, Springfield, IL 62703, Church of the Little Flower, Mass Offerings, 900 Stevenson Drive, Springfield, IL 62703, American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061, or Simmons Cancer Institute, PO Box 19666, Springfield, IL 62794.
The family of Raymond J. Bulinski is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th Street, Springfield.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from June 13 to June 14, 2018
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