Albin Frank KulakJanuary 28, 1929 ~ November 30, 2017 (age 88)
Albin Frank Kulak, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Crosby on November 30, 2017. Born January 28, 1929, Albin was raised in Crosby and graduated from Crosby High School in 1947. He served in the US Army, received a draftsman degree from Lee College in Baytown, and was employed by Ashland Oil and Exxon Chemical, where he retired in 1993. He was a longtime and faithful parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby where he was a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus, served as a Eucharistic Minister, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Albin was a longstanding member of the American Legion and captain of the Crosby Volunteer Fire Department in the 1960s. He enjoyed playing canasta, gardening, fishing, photography, and barbequing for family, friends, and community events.
Albin was the only son of Frank and Lydia Marek Kulak and the beloved husband of Lillian Frances Smesny. He will forever be remembered by his devoted wife of 66 years; their beloved children and spouses Dianne & Leonard Vyoral, Janis & Marshall Loftin, Gail & Alan Mason, Lori & Allen Shamblin, and Alan & Julie Kulak; 14 loving grandchildren Lee Vyoral, Kyle Vyoral, Maureen Vyoral Fitzherbert, Kent Loftin, Leah Loftin-Halpern, Laci Loftin Nichols, Cade Mason, Christa Mason, Ashli Shamblin Spencer, Caleb Shamblin, Lindsey Shamblin, Kaitlyn Marshall, Jenna Kulak, and Jacen Kulak; and 4 precious great grandchildren Hailey Vyoral, Lillian Halpern, Sterling Halpern, and Aiden Vyoral; and loving caregiver Barbara Ringo.
Albin was a devoted husband; loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather; loyal uncle; treasured friend; and always a faithful child of God. He touched the lives of many people with his kind heart and giving spirit and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral Mass on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 915 Runneburg Road, Crosby, Texas. Services have been entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, Texas 77562. To send the family condolences please visit www.sterlingwhite.com