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Geraldine O. Kulick
1922 - 2000

Known to many as Gerry, she was born in Manistique, Michigan and moved to Ferndale in 1956 with her husband Leonard. Since moving to Ferndale, she was very active in the community and served on many boards and organizations. She was President of the Ferndale High School PTA, Founder of the Senior Citizen Center, Past President of the Ferndale Historical Society, member of the of the Ferndale Community Center Board of Control.

Gerry was Editor of the Ferndale Gazette Times and editor of the Society’s book, “Old Timers tell it like it was” a collection of memories from Ferndale residents. Gerry’s story can be found on page 201.

Gerry served on the Ferndale City Council from 1998 to 2000 the time of her death. She was instrumental in finding a location for the new community center and as an honor to her dedication and involvement in the community, the City Council voted to name the new Community Center after her and is now know as the “Gerry Kulick Community Center”

Geraldine O’Neil Kulick passed on August 30, 2000 from battling pancreatic cancer. Funeral services were held at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Home on Nine Mile in Ferndale.

Daughter Cindy Cohn read a family statement after her death “We consider ourselves very lucky to have had a role model who realized the importance of family, friends, education and community service, and who instilled those values in all of us.” “We will miss her love, laughter, her zaniness and her wisdom. Her compassion encompassed everyone and anyone who needed her, whether it was a place to sleep, a meal, a scolding or sage advice.” “She was one of the first women we knew who successfully balanced home and career, giving to the city of Ferndale the same enthusiasm and vision she gave her family.”

Gerry Kulick Golden Deeds award 1997 Photo
Gerry receiving the Ferndale Exchange
Club's Book of Golden Deeds for 1997

Gerry Kulick Community Center Building Photo
Gerry Kulick Community Center
building was named in her honor

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