Richard J. Kulesa

May 31, 1949July 3, 2018

Richard J. Kulesa, 69, of Erial, NJ, passed away on July 3, 2018. For the past three years, he resided at the Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland, NJ. Richard was born in Newark, NJ, and graduated Bloomfield High School in 1967. He played baseball in his youth throughout high school, college, and while in the military. Richard proudly served his country for 34 years in the Army, Air National Guard, and Army National Guard, retiring as Master Sergeant. Richard lived his life with integrity and grace. He was dedicated to his family and enjoyed cooking with his daughter Kate, discussing music with his son Rick, and watching sporting events with his son Sean.

Richard was predeceased by his parents Chester and Josephine Kulesa of Bloomfield, NJ. He is survived by his loving wife Bridget N. (Harrington) Kulesa; and his children: Richard L. Kulesa of Erial, NJ, Sean Patrick Kulesa of Erial, NJ, and Katie L. Fanslau and husband Jonathan Mark Fanslau of Haddonfield, NJ. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Constance T. Fanslau, Sophia T. Fanslau, and Juliet J. Fanslau; his aunt Florence Jezuit of Olyphant, PA; and his cousins: James Malone and wife Nancy of Dunmore, PA, and Richard Kulesa and wife Cathy of Fairlawn, NJ.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10th, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, and Wednesday morning, July 11th from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River. Burial will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Rd., Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Richard’s honor to Stand Down of South New Jersey. Make checks payable to the same and mail to Stand Down of South Jersey, PO Box 2612, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or go online at


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Morning Visitation followed by Funeral Service Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Committal Service and Military Honors Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Richard J. Kulesa

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Pauline Sardinha

July 7, 2018

Words cannot express the loss I am feeling for you and your family ...we met at least 6 years ago on the alz board ... Bridget ..I admired how you continued. To get through all the red tape to get what Richard deserved .. and you did it ... you should have no regrets.. yes you will miss him dearly but try to smile a little with happy memories ...πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ. Your friend who knows the drill ....... pauline

Lyne Holland-Lazaro

July 7, 2018

To the family of Richard J. Kulesa, my extended family by social media. I want you to know that thise memories you shared, show how true love is. Still with you are so many memories to helo you through evert tomorrow. And with you are so mant people who share in your liss and sorrow. MSG Kulesa I salute you, rest in peace.

J. McGowan

July 7, 2018

Godspeed Richard.

Joyce Mitchell

July 6, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences for you and your family in the Homegoing of your beloved Father, Richard J. Kulesa. Although I never had the opportunity to meet your dear Dad, I so appreciate the many fond memories you've shared with him on Facebook, and most especially in his final months here on earth. Your Dad and I share the exact same birthday, and that touches my heart. I thank him for his service to our Country, and pray that you will hold his loving memory in your heart forever until you meet again. May he RIP
With Heartfelt sympathy,
Joyce Mitchell

Chanelle Thomas

July 6, 2018

That laugh! I'll never forget it. What a blessing it was to see the love between him and his wife. God bless your family, may you be given the strength to get through such a difficult time.

Ginger Fitzgerald

July 6, 2018

Most sincere thoughts and prayers are for Rich; his loving wife, Bridget and their children/grandchildren and extended family. In the loving arms of God, Rich is at peace and his disease is erased--he surely now knows how loved and cared for he was during his most difficult recent years. Ginger Fitzgerald (Class of '67 BHS).

marlene Kulesa Albright

July 5, 2018

I'm so sorry to read about Richard. Please accept my deepest sympathy .