John Kulyk, former president and chairman of the board of Rogers Brothers Corp, died Feb 17, 2006, after a long illness. He was born in Wellsburg PA in 1921 and began his career at Rogers Brothers in 1939. In 1941, he married Betty Rogers, daughter of Louis Rogers, one of the firm's three founding brothers. Entering the Army in June 1944, he served in the infantry during World War II's Battle of the Bulge. After his Army service, Kulyk returned to Rogers Brothers, serving as inventory control manager and plant manager. In 1958, he became president, a position he held until his retirement in 1986. He served as chairman of the board until 2005.