Anthony Ray Bullard (1939 - 2017)

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  • "So sorry to hear of Tony's passing but heartened to know..."
    - Jim and Rosemary Roenick
  • "Our deepest sympathy to Suzanne and the rest of the Bullard..."
    - Claire and Gary Funkhouser
  • "My sympathies to Suzanne and the rest of the Bullard..."
    - Donald Waters
  • "My the Peace of The Holy Spirit that surpasses all..."
    - Vincent & Carolyn Perticone
  • "I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are..."
    - Heather Barnes
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Anthony Ray "Tony" Bullard, 77, of Westminster, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Friday, September 1, 2017. Tony was born on November 22, 1939 in Washington, D.C., and was the son of the late Dexter and Anne Bullard. He was the beloved husband of Suzanne Bullard for 47 years. Tony was a graduate of Yale University, class of 1963. He furthered his education at University of Pittsburgh with a Masters of Public and International Affairs in 1965. He became a respected professor at Hamilton College then at Briarcliff College. During that time he continued his education at Columbia University, earning a Doctorate of Philosophy in Government in 1972. He then returned to Maryland to work at Chestnut Lodge, a family-run psychiatric hospital in Rockville, as the administrator. While working at the hospital he earned his Masters of Business Associate in Health Care in 1980 from Loyola College. Tony and Suzanne moved out of Rockville, buying a horse farm, where they bred Morgan horses and competed. He was an avid scholar and reader and had many interests in life, including a deep affinity for Biblical studies. He enjoyed canoeing and went on several wilderness trips, some with his family. He also had an interest in weaving, photography and the political environment. Tony was involved in many professional and community organizations ranging from psychiatry, education, Rotary Club, and We The People. He helped found Gabriel's Network, which provides help to pregnant mothers and families in need. He volunteered at homeless shelters and local soup kitchens. He had the honor of receiving the Citizen of the Year Award in 1987. He was received in the Catholic Church on the Easter Vigil of 2010 and is a member of St. John Church. Every day he tried to bring a smile to everyone he met. Surviving him in addition to his wife are son Wilson Bullard, daughter-in-law Kristin Bullard and grandchildren Wil (12), Joe (10) and Molly (8); daughter Caroline Resari, daughter-in-law Sheila Resari, and grandson Nicholas (4 months, whom he did get to meet twice). He was predeceased by his brother Dexter "Rusty" M. Bullard Jr. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home, 412 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD, with a Christian Wake held at 7:30 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, September 8th at 11:30 am at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster with Mgsr. James Farmer as celebrant. Inurnment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorial contributions to be made in Tony's name to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. Please select Cancer Research Fund and make a note that it is for renal cancer: http://www.ummsfoundation.org/site/PageServer?pagename=umgccc



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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-7533
Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 5, 2017
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