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Edmund Michael Kulsick left this life peacefully at his home on May 26, 2022.
Edmund was born to Dennis and Celia Kulsick in 1947 in Ithaca, NY. From childhood, Ed’s lifelong interests included literature, theater, stamp collecting, and sports. He was a student at Regis High School, New York, NY; Fordham University, Bronx, NY; and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. He built a life-long career with the U.S. Government, which involved extensive global travel. It was in Caracas, Venezuela that Ed met Mary Lou Morscher. After they returned to the States, they began dating long-distance: she was in Connecticut, he was in the Washington, D.C. area. They married in June 1979 and enjoyed 37 wonderful years of marriage together until Mary Lou’s passing in 2017.
These were bustling years of work, travel, volunteerism, and family. Over many decades, Ed and Mary Lou lived, worked and grew countless friendships in Alexandria, Virginia; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Sun City West, Arizona. While in Salt Lake City, Ed became the family’s expert genealogist. It was also during these years that Ed and Mary Lou began their volunteerism with the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program in Arizona and Utah. Ed’s retirement brought them to Sun City West, Arizona. There, he continued his work with the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program and was a active member of his Sun City West community, including countless volunteer hours ushering at various events and functions over the years.
Ed will forever be remembered for his peaceful presence, his precise and impactful words, his broad and deep appreciation of music, his impressive knowledge of history and culture, his clever wit, and his steadfast love of life and all of its blessings.
Ed is predeceased by his brother, Dennis Kulsick. He is survived by his sister, Cecilia Kulsick of Stewart Manor, New York; sister-in-law, Ann Kulsick of Acton, Massachusetts; brother-in-law, John (Mary Ann) Morscher, of Columbus, Ohio; sister-in-law, Suzanne (Peter) Loyd, of Medina, Ohio; beloved and numerous dear cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews; and numerous cherished friends, especially Charlotte McCorry of Sun City West, Arizona.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to Adopt-A-Native-Elder (www.anelder.org), Hospice of the Valley (www.hov.org) or your local food bank.