Played for the Buffalo Bills
Joseph V. Kulbacki of Colden, NY, went to Heaven after fighting a lengthy illness. Born in Ridgway, PA, son of the late Joseph C. and Amerika (Piccirillo) Kulbacki. Joe graduated in 1956 from Youngsville High, Youngsville, Pa., where he excelled in sports. He was awarded a football scholarship to Purdue University, where he graduated from in 1960 with an advanced degree. Also in 1960, he was drafted by the Buffalo Bills as a running back. Wearing Number 43. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant. Joe was an author, (AmericaA Nation That's Lost Its Way), an owner of South Hill Farms growing blueberries and Christmas trees, a vintner, and an entrepreneur, lastly owning Automation Integrators, Inc. Joe is survived by his wife Judi (Spoth) Kulbacki, of Colden, NY, son Tom Kulbacki, daughter Chris (Jeff) DeVoss, daughterinlaw Stephanie (Dave) Welton all of Colorado, sons Donald (Angela) Kaufman of Maryland, Kevin Kaufman of Orchard Park, grandchildren Molly, Scott, Nick, Bo, Jill, brother Ron (Pattie) Kulbacki of Connecticut; niece, Mary Francis (Paul) Blackman and great nephew Hunter of Connecticut. Joe was predeceased by his sons Joey and Rob. Calling hours will be Saturday and Sunday, 24 and 79 PM at JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, Inc. 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Orchard Park, NY 14127. A celebration of Joe's life will be held Monday, 11:00 AM at The Tabernacle, 3210 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, NY 14127. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in memory of Joe to The Tabernacle or Roswell Park Institute. Online condolences @ www.cannanfh.com.