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Adolph Kulpa

May 23, 1935 to December 29, 2016

Boonville- Adolph Kulpa, 81, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday morning, December 29, 2016, after a lengthy illness.

He was born at home in the town of Leyden on May 23, 1935, a son of the late Stanley and Harriet Lepkowski Kulpa. He grew up on the family farm on East Road and graduated from Port Leyden High School in 1953. For a short time Adolf played the accordion for the East Road Rhythm Riders Band. He worked at various jobs and served in the U.S. Army from 1955-57. Upon his honorable discharge he was employed at various construction jobs. On June 24, 1961 he was united in marriage to Josephine Lovenduski at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville, a union of 55 years. The couple lived on Route 26, Constableville until purchasing a farm on the East Road in 1966. Adolf operated the farm with his wife and later in partnership with his son Patrick. Adolf enjoyed gardening, his RTV, newspapers and word search.

Surviving are his wife, Josephine; sons, Patrick and Rebecca Kulpa, Boonville, Matthew and Crystal Kulpa, Davisburg, Michigan; brothers and sisters, Theodore and Mary Lou Kulpa, Castleton, NY, Constance and Carol Kulpa, Boonville, Stanley Kulpa and Beverley Pietraallo, Westerly, Rhode Island, Veronica Lorek, New Hartford and Charlotte and Frank Bumbolo, Canastota; granddaughters, Mariah and Gabrielle, Boonville, Raquel and Christiance, Davisburg, Michigan; step grandson and granddaughters, Jarred and Brittany Jackson, O’Fallon, Mo, Zachary and Jan Jackson, Boonville, Ethan Jackson and Taylor Medeiros, Boonville and Jennifer and Jeff Braun, Rome; 14 step great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two infant sons, sister, Helen in 1942, brothers Francis in 1955 and Bernard in 2013 and brother in law Edward Lorek in 2012.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden at 12 noon with Military Rites Rendered. Arrangements are by the Mills Funeral Home, Boonville.

For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com

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