Edward A Bulko, 84, of Carroll Twp, passed at home in his sleep on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Ed was born in Monessen, Pa on December 25, 1935 to the late Andrew and Anna Billy Bulko. He graduated from Rostraver High School in 1953 and upon graduation entered the US Air Force and was ground crew for the US Airforce Thunderbirds. He served with great pride. After his enlistment ended, he returned to the Mon Valley and attended electronic school. For many years he owned and operated Bulkos TV Service. He then went to work at the Hercules Ammonia Plant (now Dyno Nobel) in Donora as their instrumentation specialist. At age 69 he retired from Dyno and then worked 10 more years at First Federal Bank. Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Mariann Cook Bulko; children, Thomas E (Tabatha), Kathleen (Matthew) Marciak, Edward, Patricia (David) Carlson, Janet (Bernard), David (Linda) Rimsek and Ryan (Simone) Rimsek; 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Veronica (Albert) Forgas. Ed was preceded in death by his brothers Andrew (survived by Wilma), Joseph (survived by Margaret), sister Jean (James) Rock, daughter Josephine, grandson James Martin, and stepson Frank Rimsek. Ed was very well liked and would do anything to help anyone. Family and friends will be received on Monday, February 10, 2020 beginning at 10 am at Rabe-Cheman Funeral Home & Cremations, LLC, 701 Thompson Ave, Donora, PA 15033 where a Memorial Service will be held at 11 am. Inurnment will follow with military honors in Holy Name Cemetery, Monessen. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s name to his favorite charities, Wounded Warriors or Tunnel2Towers.org.
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