Robert F. Bulas

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Robert F. Bulas

1935 - February 17, 2019

Robert F. Bulas 83, of Johnstown died February 17, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center. Born September 20, 1935, in Johnstown the son of Joseph and Helen (Zalesky) Bulas. Preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Sylvia Slusser. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carol (Pilot) Bulas; children: Dawn (Bob) Davoli; Kris Phillips; Debbie (Dean) Martin; and Bob Bulas; grandchildren: Patrick, Kevin, Paige, Victoria, Connor and Gabrielle; brother, Joe (Shirley) Bulas; and brother-in-law, Bob Slusser. After earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in secondary education from IUP in 1958, Bob spent six months of active duty with the US Army. Following three years of coaching and other duties at Pitt-Johnstown, he spent the next 30 years employed by the IRS, until his retirement in 1992. Subsequently, he owned and operated a tax consulting business until his retirement in 2015. After playing basketball for two years at Pitt-Johnstown where he was the first player in school history to score 1,000 points (without the aid of the three-point line) Bob finished in 1956 and transferred to Indiana University (PA). There he joined the starting line-up, averaged 15 points per game, and helped lead IUP to a 25-3 record and a berth in the 1958 NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City. One of Bob's proudest moments was being inducted into the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 for basketball. In addition to all his accomplishments on and off the court he cherished his wife, children, grandchildren and time at family gatherings. There will be no public viewing, but the family will be having a celebration of Bob's life at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Bob. The family is being served by the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home, Inc. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the nursing and medical staff of the 6th floor ICU for the care that they provided for Bob. Online condolences may be offered to the family at
Published on February 18, 2019
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5 posts

Kimberly (Yeager) Yelovich and family
Feb 21, 2019
My deepest sympathy Carol and family God Bless you all at this time of sorrow.
Mary Ann Kory
Feb 21, 2019
Bill and I spent so many fun Saturday mornings at Mc Donald’s with Bob and Carol. Will miss his hearty laughs.
buster wellek
Feb 20, 2019
to Debbie and BU, my deepest sympathy to you. Your Father was a great man. I loved to hear the stories between him and Gene Schultz!
Rob and Beth Eckenrod
Feb 19, 2019
A great father and friend. Always appreciated Bob’s devoted support of Bishop McCort Athletics and his fun loving personality. Our best to Carol, Dawn, Kris, Debbie and Bob
Father Charlie Amershek
Feb 19, 2019
I enjoyed my friendship with was great to be a fellow Pitt Panther fan. I pray you all have peace at his passing.