William D. Rulick, Sr., 61, of Howland, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 in his home following a 20 year battle with Multiple Scelrosis.
Bill was born Wednesday, May 28, 1958 in Warren the son of the late Steve and Rose Lazuran Rulick Sr. and was a lifelong area resident.
A 1976 graduate of Howland High School, he was an electrician with Niles Manufacturing until 1996 when he was stricken by his illness.
After graduating from high school, Bill enlisted into the United States Navy in Cleveland Ohio on November 3, 1976 and served his country during peace time abroad the USS Enterprise. He received an honorable discharge on October 30, 1980.
Bill will always be remembered by his family and friends for great impersonation of Donald Duck.
Fond memories of Bill will be forever remembered by his care giver and companion of many years Annette C. Vonbergen of Howland; his son William D. Rulick, Jr. of Warren; two twin step-children Brandon (Krissy) Tutoki of Warren and Trista Tutoki of New York; his siblings Jane A. (Nello) Colecchi of Southington, Steve Rulick Jr. of Niles, James P. Rulick of Howland, Floss (Joe) Zampedro of Lordstown, Charles A. (Donna) Rulick of Huntersville, NC and Rosemarie (Rick) Rulick Green of Berlin Center; He is also survived by Annette’s children who loved him as a father April Chapman of Newton Falls, Adam Chapman of Warren, Colby Vonbergen of Leavittsburg and Bree (Jaron) Mechling of Howland and eight grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife Molly O’Malley Rulick and his second wife Karen Tutoki Rulick; a son Bryan Rulick and two sisters Charlene Peterson and Irene Sue Ritter.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, where a funeral service will immediately follow at 4:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations in Bill’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 6520 N. Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132.
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
6520 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33309