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November 29, 2012

Joseph V. Kulbacki

COLDEN —  

Joseph V. Kulbacki of Colden, NY, went to Heaven after fighting a lengthy illness. Born in Ridgway, PA , son of the late Joseph C. and Amerika (Piccirillo) Kulbacki.
Joe graduated in 1956 from Youngsville High, Youngsville, PA, where he excelled in sports. He was awarded a football scholarship to Purdue University where he graduated from in 1960 with an advanced degree. Also in 1960,  he was drafted by the Buffalo Bills as a running back, wearing # 43. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant. Joe was an author, (America...A Nation Thats Lost It's Way) an owner of South Hill Farms, growing blueberries and Christmas trees, a vinter, and an entrepreneur, lastly owning Automation Integrators, Inc.
Joe is survived by his wife, Judi (Spoth) Kulbacki, of Colden, NY; son, Tom Kulbacki; daughter, Chris (Jeff) DeVoss; daughter-in-law, Stephanie (Dave) Welton, all of Colorado; sons, Donald (Angela) Kaufman of Maryland, Kevin Kaufman of Orchard Park; grandchildren, Molly, Scott, Nick, Bo, Jill; brother, Ron (Pattie) Kulbacki of Connecticut; niece, Mary Francis (Paul) Blackman of Connecticut; and great-nephew, Hunter. Joe was predeceased by his sons, Joey and Rob.
Calling hours will be on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Orchard Park, NY 14127. A celebration of Joe's life will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM at The Tabernacle, 3210 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, NY 14127. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in memory of Joe to The Tabernacle or Roswell Park Institute.
Visit www.cannanfh.com for online condolences.

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