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Nancy Kulsar

October 6, 1938January 6, 2021
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Nancy Reed Kulsar died peacefully at home January 6, 2021 in Sparta N.J. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1956, continued her education at Bloomfield College and graduated as a licensed Registered Nurse. While in high school she met her husband William (Bill) Kulsar and they married in 1959. She was employed as an R.N. in Paterson General Hospital until 1961. Nancy and Bill then moved to Sparta, she relocated to Newton Memorial Hospital. She worked there until 1964 upon the birth of her daughter Lisa Kulsar (Trusa). Then, her two sons David Kulsar in 1966 and Richard Kulsar 1967. Nancy devoted her life to her family and caring for others.

In high school she raised 3 German Shepherd puppies for the Seeing Eye in Morristown NJ. She adopted a male German Shepherd that was not able to be trained as a guide dog which became a permanent companion to the Kulsar family. Nancy was also a member of the D.A.R. and the First Presbyterian Church of Sparta. She was a member of 2 book clubs and a theater club. An avid reader, Nancy enjoyed going to Broadway shows in New York and the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn N.J. Her true love and passion was spending quality time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling across the United States and throughout Europe. Nancy spent endless hours watching her children and grandchildren’s sporting events, school concerts, and dance recitals. Because of her dedication and loving heart, she was known affectionately as “Grammy” by many.

Nancy was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Nellie Reed and her granddaughter Haley Grace Kulsar. Nancy is survived by her husband Bill Kulsar, her daughter Lisa and her husband Jim, her son David and his wife Karin, and her son Richard and his wife Denise. She is also survived by her grandchildren Nikki and Kristin Trusa and David Jr. and Marin Kulsar.

The funeral arrangements are by Goble Funeral Home in Sparta. Due to the pandemic there will be a private, invitation-only service with a public celebration of her life later in the year. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Seeing Eye, PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375


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Judy Roman

January 18, 2021

Nancy was a very special lady!! Her gentleness, kindness, thoughtfulness, and love for all was so evident in all she did! I will treasure my memories of theater group , book club, and other times spent together! She will be greatly missed , but never forgotten!

Cathy Doremus

January 14, 2021

Our book group will neve be the same without our dear, sweet, Nancy. I am sure that each and every person whose life was touched by Nancy is better for that relationship.

To Nancy's family: May the clouds of sorrow be turned into rainbows of happy memories.

With deepest sympathy, Cathy Doremus

Robert Gruber

January 14, 2021

Hate to hear about your lose Bill ,,
Take good care of your self .
Robert , Fabiana & the rest of the Gruber Family .

Rich Kulsar

January 12, 2021

“Tea and Antibiotics”

Mom lived very deeply. It was her life’s work to always know what others were feeling. Strangers would approach Mom and proceed to share their strife, and sometimes joy, and Mom would always give of her time.

Don’t get me wrong, Mom was not a Martyr. She took time to “stop and smell the roses.” She knew that in order to show empathy for others, you have to have empathy for yourself. I will forever miss our Fall Journeys in search of the perfect Winter Squash. Nighttime quiet time with a cup of Tea. I will forever remember our many car rides together when Mom religiously drove me to my weekly drum lessons and our Milk Shake Rendezvous. Mom knew how to slow the world down.

The last few months were tough for Mom. Even while fighting through oppressive health conditions, she managed to share her warm and caring smile. Even in the hospital while being invaded by antibiotics, we found a moment for some tea and homemade apple pie. Mom chose to wind her life time down slowly and deeply, surrounded by all that was precious and important to her.

Her Legacy: She showed me and many others how to live a truly human life. Love deeply, feel deeply and Fight for what is precious. Goodnight Mom. Sweet Dreams. I’ll always remember our Tea, but without the Antibiotics!!!

Harry and Linda Predmore

January 11, 2021

Dear Bill and family,
Please accept our condolences to all. Nancy will always be remembered for of her wonderful qualities that very few people are blessed with. She is one in a million. May she rest in peace till we meet again.
Bub and Linda Predmore

Sharon Novak

January 11, 2021

I will always remember Aunt Nancy’s smile - such a genuine and caring person.
So many memories of the fun times at her house in Fox Hollow, family holidays and get-togethers, and special conversations over a cup of tea. She will truly be missed but never forgotten! Love to Uncle Bill, Lisa, Dave and Rich and their families during this difficult time.

Jim Caristia

January 10, 2021

Bill, Lisa, David, Richard and Family...
In the 46 years I've known your family Nancy was always one of the sweetest most caring person I have ever had the privilege to know. She always had a smile and a kind word and would want to know all about how my children and grandchildren were doing. It was evident in our talks that her children and grandchildren were the shining lights of her life. I've attached a photo of the 2009 Caristia, Kulsar & Wade summer party at which we celebrated Bill & Nancy's 50th Wedding Anniversary. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Karen Prebola Lavin

January 10, 2021

Dear Lisa,
I am so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Your mom was a wonderful, caring and thoughtful person. I am glad I got to know her during our high school years. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during the difficult days and years ahead.

My deepest sympathy,

Mandy Hofmann

January 10, 2021

Dear Lisa, Jim, Mr Kulsar and family,
I am very, very sorry for your loss. I am deeply saddened to see the obituary in the paper today. May your mom/wife rest in peace . I will always remember her always welcoming me to your house and her always being upbeat and happy. She always loved watching Lisa's sporting events. I hope that all of the happy memories get you through this difficult time.
Mandy Hofmann

Bill & Karen Thiel

January 10, 2021

Bill and family: We express our sincerest sympathies to you all. We will remember Nancy as a sincere, warm and graceful person who always had kind words for everyone.