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Antone L. Bulich

March 31, 1932 - June 19, 2022

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Antone L. Bulich

Antone L. Bulich, 90, of Leeds, passed away at his home on June 19, 2022. He was born into a large farm family in Alsen, NY on March 31, 1932, the son of the late John and Johanna (Nemec). He, along with his father and brothers, later established Bulich Mushroom Farm on Embought Road in Catskill, NY.

Antone served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. After returning home to Catskill from military service, he met his future wife of 61 years, Regina Buhrke. They were married on January 1, 1961 and lived in the Catskill area their entire lives where they raised five daughters, and one son.

In July 1983, he and his wife purchased land along the Catskill Creek in Leeds and established “Bulich’s Creekside Farm”. The farm specializes in fruits and vegetables. Over the past several years, his son Ron, who owns and operates the farm, has taken great pride in continuing his father’s legacy of hard work and attention to details. Antone was a big supporter of his children’s education at St. Patrick’s Grammar School and High School. He loved attending his children’s many baseball, soccer, basketball games, and other school events, which he truly enjoyed. He was known to be a straight shooter, smooth talker, charmer, and a hard worker who took great pride in his family and his farm. His family was everything to him. Antone loved to be home just relaxing on his porch. He was a great husband and father. He enjoyed teaching his children how to swim, ride bikes, shoot baskets, play baseball, shoot/handle a gun, and work together as a family. Every year on the anniversary of his father’s death, May 10th, he would plant the first tomato plant of the season. During his last years, Antone stayed courageous, smiled, and devoted to his family and faith.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers: Stanley Bulich, John Bulich, Frank Bulich, and Jim Bulich: five sisters, Rose Wynne, Helen Osborne, Katherine Staccio, Lucy Sullivan, and Millie Brumighan.

Antone is survived by his devoted wife Regina Bulich; son Ron Bulich and partner Melissa Campbell; five daughters: Heidi Bulich and husband Mike Poterala, Monica DeSousa, Linda Bulich and husband Phil Hartigan, Jennifer Bruck and husband Tom, and Ericka Valenti and husband Todd. Several grandchildren, Johanna Poterala, Andrew Poterala, Jack Hartigan, Katherine Hartigan, Camryn Hartigan, Cierra Bruck, Taylor Bruck, and Vincent Valenti II, and by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He is also survived by a brother Raymond Bulich; two sisters, Sandy Traver and Mary Rauf.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 10:00 - 2:00 pm at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A Funeral Service will then be conducted at the funeral home at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Michael P. Melanson, Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick’s Church will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery with Military Honors by the American Legion and United States Army.

The Bulich family would like to give a special thank you to Bruce Apjon and Community Hospice for their care and compassion during Antone’s final days.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the wonderful local organization Community Hospice at 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, New York 12414 (https://www.communityhospice.org/donate). Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home in Catskill, New York.

To offer online condolences, please visit MillspaughCamerato.com.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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