Mark C. Kulyk, the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association’s Chairman of the Board in 2010, died on November 25 in Fairview, PA.
Kulyk joined the family business, Rogers Brothers Corporation, in Albion, PA, in 1984. In his 30 years at Rogers, he worked in human resources and marketing, then as plant production manager; then the sales manager. He was President of the corporation from 2004 through his retirement in 2013. Mark continued his association with Rogers, specializing in export sales to Chile and Peru.
In his role as the "face" of Rogers to the heavy-haul trailer industry, he served on the board of directors of TTMA. In 2007, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Western Pennsylvania District Export Council. During his tenure and as a result of his efforts, Rogers received the U.S Commercial and Export Achievement Award.
He was born April 9, 1956, the son of John and Betty Rogers Kulyk of Albion. In 1974, Mark graduated with high honors from Northwestern High School.
After high school, he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, where he was a trumpet player in the Notre Dame Marching Band and had the privilege to attend four college football bowl games and an NCAA Final Four. Since 1995, he was a leader of the Band Alumni of Notre Dame and the Marching Band Alumni Reunion weekends.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce Ravnikar-Kulyk, and by sons Nathaniel Kulyk of Ashburn, Va., and Anthony Kulyk of Fairview; and by his two grandsons, Ricky and Timothy Kulyk of Ashburn, Va. He is also survived by his sisters, Connie Quigley of Ocala, Fla., and Maggie Kulyk of San Anselmo, Calif., and by his brother Larry Kulyk of Albion. He is further survived by his cousin, Patty Davis of Warren, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews and other cousins.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 1 and Friday December 2, from 1-3 p.m. and 5:30-8 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Fairview, Pa., and are invited to attend the funeral mass there on Saturday, December 3, at 10 a.m. Private Burial will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3901 West 26th Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Catholic Foundation of the Erie Diocese, Fr. Dugan Memorial Fund, 429 E. Grandview Blvd. Erie, PA 16504; Worldwide Marriage Encounter Gallagher Legacy Fund, 520 Park St. Sheridan WY 82801; Visiting Nurse Assoc., of Erie County, 2253 W. Grandview Blvd, Erie, PA 16506; Univ of Notre Dame Bands, P.O. Box 1023 Notre Dame, IN 46556; and CaringBridge.org P.O. Box 6032 Albert Lea, MN 56007