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. Since childhood, Ed’s interests have included literature, theatre, 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 lifelong career with the US government, which involved extensive travel around the world. It was in Caracas, Venezuela that Ed met Mary Lou Morscher. After they returned to the United States, they began dating remotely: she was in Connecticut, he was in the Washington, DC area. They married in June 1979 and lived together 37 wonderful years of marriage until the death of Mary Lou in 2017.
These were hectic years of work, travel, volunteering and family. For many decades, Ed and Mary Lou lived, worked, and made 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 volunteering 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 an active member of his Sun City West community, including countless volunteer hours inaugurating various events and functions over the years.
Ed will forever be remembered for his peaceful presence, his precise and impactful words, his wide and deep appreciation of music, his impressive knowledge of history and culture, his intelligent mind and his unwavering love of life and of all his 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 many dear cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many 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 can be made to Adopt-A-Native-Elder (www.anelder.org), Hospice of the Valley (www.hov.org) or your local food bank.