Boleslaw Kazimierz Otulak of Philadelphia passed away on August 20, 2020 peacefully after battling colon cancer since January 2020 and blindness since 2010. He was 76.
Born in Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland, Boleslaw was the son of the late Antoni and Helena Otulak. He attended high school and trade school in Poland and soon after served in The Polish Army.
Before coming to America, he married Irena Masnyk and immigrated to the United States to begin a new life together.
On August 28, 1967, he arrived in the United States and on September 12, 1967 he began working as an Electrician at Philadelphia Gear Corporation for the next 35 years.
In 1969, they welcomed their first daughter Roxanna and in 1971 their second daughter Julia.
Boleslaw enjoyed reading the newspaper, watching the Flyers, eating crabs with his cat Buddy, fishing, shooting at the rifle range, traveling and cruising with his wife Irena and children. He loved attending all the dances at St. Josaphat’s and the Polish clubs. He also relaxed by listening to country music and his Johnnie Walker.
His true love of his life was spending time with his granddaughter Anna. He spent countless hours taking care of her and entertaining her from playing “dress up” to store cashier in the basement. Their biggest love together was taking care of the cats Buddy, Emma, Stitch and Loki. They spent many summer weekends at Trump Taj Mahal playing in the sand and boogie boarding in the ocean. He was the best “Dido!”
He is survived by his wife Irena Otulak, his daughter Roxanna and her husband Joseph Davis and his children, Sarah and Joseph. His daughter Julia Otulak (Keith), his only surviving sister, Ola Glowacz in Poland and numerous family members in Poland. Also, his beloved brother-in-law Teodozyj Trycieckyj (Oksana) sister-in-law Ryszarda Dudycz (Mikolaj) along with nieces, nephews, godchildren and granddaughter Anna.
Our father always said “that if it wasn’t for Baba Anna his mother-in-law he would never be in America!”
Pops will be missed by all.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, a Memorial luncheon will be held at a later date.
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