Richard K. Kulasinsky of Vandling died at home after a battle with cancer. His wife is the former Sue Zologa, of Pleasant Mount. Richard entered into eternal rest on May 23, the day of his birth 61 years ago.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late Walter and Eleanor Bailey Kulasinsky, he was a very devoted member of the Christ Episcopal Church, Forest City, where he was a member of the Vestry and an active volunteer. He was a graduate of Forest City Regional High School, class of 1975 and the Williamsport Area Community College, class of 1977 where he received his electrician's certification. Prior to his illness, he was employed as a maintenance technician at Gentex Corp., Simpson, and was previously employed for 31 years at Specialty Records/WEA Manufacturing, Olyphant. A former member of the Vandling Council, having served several terms he was determined to improve the community where he lived his entire life. Richard was proud to be borough council president for the Vandling Borough Centennial celebration, a duty shared by his maternal great-grandfather Roger Bailey at the inception of the Borough 100 years prior. He was especially proud to serve on the Time Capsule Committee, which he saw as a means to share important memories of his town with future generations. Richard could often be seen driving his little red car around town and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, like watching the birds on his back porch. He was a loving grandfather who adored his grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard Kulasinsky and wife, Katie, Vandling; Joseph Kulasinsky and wife, Jamie, Hershey; four grandchildren, Katrina, Adrienne, Charles and Aiden Kulasinsky; two brothers, Walter Kulasinsky and wife, Susan, of Archbald; and Ronald Kulasinsky, Duryea; a close family friend, John Witkowski; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Bailey, of Honesdale.
The funeral will be Saturday from the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main St., Forest City, with services at 10 a.m. in Christ Episcopal Church, Delaware Street, Forest City, by the Rev. William Joseph McGinty. Interment will follow in Union Dale Cemetery. Friends may call today, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 700 Delaware St., Forest City, PA 18421. For directions or to send online condolences, visit the funeral home website.
Published by Scranton Times on May 25, 2018.