Reverend Francis J. Kulik, died on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida. Father Kulik, son of the late Frank and Jennie Pesta Kulik, was born in Avoca on March 2, 1944.
He received his early education at Sacred Heart School in Dupont and graduated from St. John's High School in Pittston. Father attended King's College in Wilkes-Barre and St. Pius X Seminary in Dalton. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 24, 1969, in Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, by the Most Reverend J. Carroll McCormick, D.D., late Bishop of Scranton.
Father Kulik was assigned as assistant pastor at St. Elizabeth's, Bear Creek; St. Mary's, Plymouth; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carbondale and St. Patrick's, Scranton. He then received his first assignment as Pastor of Resurrection Parish in Muncy on September 6, 1983 where he served five years until his appointment as Pastor of St. Mary of Czestochowa in Greenwood. Father served there for eight years. He then served the Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Boca Raton.
He is survived by a brother, Monsignor Alexander T. Kulik, Dunmore; a sister, Shirley Polaski, Clinton, NJ and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Daniel.
A Pontifical Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Most Reverend James C. Timlin, D.D., Bishop Emeritus of Scranton, on Friday, February 3, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont, PA. Viewing will take place Friday morning one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dupont.