Obituary of Kathleen Pulis
Kathleen Mary Pulis (nee McMullan) died peacefully at Luke Haven at Village on the Isle in Venice, FL on Friday, March 1, 2019. Kathleen was born in West New York, NJ on February 3, 1921. She lived in Bergenfield, NJ until her marriage on November 25, 1943 She lived in Wyckoff, NJ from 1943 until 2011 when she moved to Venice, FL. Kathleen graduated from Tenafly High School in Tenafly, NJ in 1939. While in school, she was a flutist in the New Jersey Allstate Orchestra for six years. Kathleen received a Bachelor's degree in Education in 1943 from Paterson State Teachers College in Paterson, NJ. She taught elementary school for 35 years, retiring in 1979. For 29 years of her teaching career she taught first grade at George Washington School in Wyckoff, NJ.
While she lived in Wyckoff, Kathleen was a member of the Wyckoff Reformed Church where she served as a quilter and a member of the Ladies Aid. She also was a member of the Wyckoff Senior Citizens and the Order of the Eastern Star in Ridgewood, NJ. Kathleen also loved to dance with her husband Charles. They enjoyed world-wide travels. Kathleen was also an avid baker. She was renowned for her apple pies, baking as many as 8 pies for the Masonic Lodge meeting while Charles was an officer.
Surviving is her daughter Charlene and son-in-law David McClain of Venice, FL; two grandsons, Andrew and his wife Emily Peck-McClain of Rockville, MD and Peter and his wife Janet McClain of Alfred, NY; a brother, Leslie and sister-in-law Marguerite McMullan of Pompton Plains, NJ; five great-grandchildren, Justin and Micah McClain, and Zoë, Phoebe and Ezra Peck-McClain, and many nieces and nephews. Kathleen is pre deceased by her husband Charles and sister Muriel. Interment will be held in the George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ on Monday, April 29 at 10 AM. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday April 29, at 2 PM at the Wyckoff Reformed Church, 580 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ with a reception to follow at the Church.
Memorial contributions in Kathleen's memory may be made to the following:
Tidewell Hospice (Donation Page), Philantrophy Department, 5955 Ran Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238
Village on the Isle, 900 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285 (Please indicate in memo field Village Partners Memorial Fund)