Annette M. Kulasa, 68, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Orlando, FL after a long struggle with MS. She was born July 21, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Helen and Leon Kulasa of McKeesport, PA. She was Aunt Nettie to all of her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who loved her dearly. She was a loving sister to her brothers Bo Kulasa of Monroeville, PA; Ben (Kathy) Kulasa of Delmont, PA; and sisters Janice Kulasa of Enterprise, FL; MaryAnn (John) Boicourt of Peachtree City, GA and Dottie (Tom) Drake of Kissimmee, FL. A resident of Pennsylvania, Atlanta, GA, and, since 1996, in Orlando, FL, Annette devoted herself to God and the Catholic Church in its schools and parishes.
Her deep faith led to many accomplishments as a teacher, administrator, catechist, and consultant. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kissimmee, FL, and will be remembered by the many administrators, teachers and catechists of the Diocese of Orlando for her intelligence, creativity and enthusiastic presentations. Annette loved to travel and cruised several times with her sister Dottie to Scandinavia, Alaska and the Caribbean. She also enjoyed vacationing in Hawaii with friends. She loved her pets, and could never get enough pizza and pierogies! A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday September 23, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Angela Merici Church,White Oak with Rev. Kevin J. Dominik officiating. Annette will then be laid to rest with her parents in St. Mary Polish Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions in Annette's memory to the MS Society at www.nationalmssociety.org/ . Annette, we will always love you and carry your memory in our hearts. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, White Oak, Troy J. Gilbert Supervisor. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published September 18, 2017.