Ronald E. Kulczynski, 71, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 25, 2019 surrounded by those who cared for and loved him including his four legged friend, Frankie. He was born May 2, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Frank and Zorrie (Grba) Kulczynski. Ron was a member of St. Mark Church- Liberty Worship Site. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and continued his commitment to the Navy by spending his entire working career at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He admired and respected the comradery of organizations such as the Clairton Sportsman's Club, the American Legion, and the Veteran's Association.
Ron loved life to the fullest not wanting to surrender to the recognized inevitable. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Ann "Cyndi" (Kollar) Kulczynski, nieces, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Kulczynski, III. A celebration of Ron's life will be a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mark Parish - Liberty Worship Site on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. In lieu of flowers, Cyndi, his best friend and companion has requested that memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven No Kill Shelter at 412- 672-8901. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published February 27, 2019.