May 15, 2018
Born in Catskill
Resided in Catskill, NY
A son of the late John and Johanna Nemec Bulich, he graduated valedictorian from St Patrick’s Academy in 1957. Jim attended Manhattan College, and then served in the US Army 4th Armored Division’s 41st Infantry, stationed in Germany from 1960-1962.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Betty Irene Volker Bulich; his children James (Micaela), Matthew (Kirsten), Stephen, Daniel (Kelly); grandchildren Matthew, James Nathaniel (Katarina), Seth, Jordan, Kassadi, Leighann, Jacob, Kaelyn, Travis, and Sawyer; brothers Antone and Raymond; sisters Kathryn Staccio, Mary Rauf, Millie Brumaghin and Sandy Traver; brothers in law and sisters in law; Jon and Vicki Rath, Richard and Marlene Buoniconto; niece Kathy Salisbury, nephew Charlie (Maryanne) Staccio; and many other nieces and nephews.
Jim’s brothers Stanley, John, Frank and sisters Rose Wynn, Helen Osborn, Lucy Sullivan died previously.
He was co-owner of Bulich Mushroom Company, founded by his father, until 1978. He then became a real estate agent working for Century 21 before founding Rip Van Winkle Realty of which he was broker/owner and certified appraiser until his retirement in 2016.
Jim was a generous supporter of youth sports and a coach in Catskill Little League. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports. He was a member and past president of many civic organizations including Greene County Board of Realtors, Columbia Greene Board of Realtors, and the Capital District Chapter of New York Forest Owners Association. He was also a past president of the Catskill Rotary and received a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting, birding and forest management. He was especially fond of deer hunting in the Adirondacks, hunting areas in Crown Point, Indian Lake and Benson for over 40 seasons with many friends and family.
Jim was a gentleman who gave tireless and unselfish service in upholding the highest standards of humanitarianism and fellowship toward the community.
Special thanks to Dr Merkhan, NYOH, the doctors, nurses and staff of CMH and hospice for their care, comfort and compassion given to Jim and his family.
There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A prayer service will be offered by Fr. Steve Matthews at 5:30 on Friday. Private interment, with military honors, will be in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for the CMH Hospice Unit to “The Community Hospice”, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.
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Catskill, NY USA 12414
Catskill, NY USA 12414