|Birth: ||Jul. 8, 1942|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 2002|
RUDOLPH Alfred "Rudy" BULLACHER, III, age 59 of Galveston died, Friday, January 11, 2002 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. Funeral services are set for 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home with the Reverend Peter Jory and the Reverend Raju Samuel officiating.
Masonic graveside service will follow at Galveston Memorial Park, Oakview # 6, Hitchcock, Texas, under the auspices of Harmony Lodge # 6. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday where an Elk's Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 pm.
Born July 8, 1942 in Galveston, Texas to Rudolph Alfred Bullacher, Jr. and Thelma Jean Bell Bullacher, Rudy as everyone knew him was a retired Galveston Fire Fighter serving the people of Galveston for 24 years. Following his retirement Rudy was employed at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home where he continued to serve his friends.
He was a 1961 graduate of Ball High School. He was a member of the West End Baptist Church, an ordained deacon of the First Baptist Church, a faithful choir member and church musician. A member of Harmony Masonic Lodge # 6 AF & AM, where he was Past Master, El Mina Shrine Temple, The Galveston Scottish Rite Bodies 32nd Degree, La Marque Masonic Lodge # 1325, La Marque Eastern Star former Mizpah # 2, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elk's # 126, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, the Night Timers Band, Merry Makers, Mainland Strings, Galveston Beach Band, Johnny Christensen Band, Art Giese Orchestra, Gene Payssee Combo, L.B. Prino Combo, Bobby Richard Group, Salt Grass Dulcimers, Santa Fe Dulcimers and the Westminster Dulcimer Band.
In the eleventh grade while at Ball High School, Rudy was in a talent show at the City Auditorium and a talent scout with the Glenn Miller Band offered Rudy a job playing the bass with a starting salary in 1960 of $ 25,000.00 a year. His mother not feeling that Rudy should travel at such a young age said no and so he opted to join the Manny Green Orchestra where he remained faithful for over 40 years. While in Ball High School he went to the state band contest and won 1st place bass player in the State of Texas.
Rudy played music every time an opportunity arose. He played over 20 instruments, well, and he would use his God given talent to minister to the elderly and shut-in each week as he played at many nursing homes all over the county.
Preceded in death by his parents, Rudy is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Rose Hajdukovich Bullacher who he met and married on November 27, 1963 while they were singing in the First Lutheran Church Choir; son John Bullacher; brother Robert Bullacher and wife Lucy; niece Jennifer Bullacher and nephew Ryan Bullacher all of Galveston; and a great host of extended family at West End Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, First Lutheran Church and many friends in music, fraternal organizations, and civic clubs.
Honorary pallbearers are the Board of Deacons of West End & First Baptist Churches and Galveston Area Musicians. Pallbearers are members of the Galveston Fire Department. Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Foundation. Published in Houston Chronicle on January 14, 2002
Rudolph Alfred Bullacher (1916 - 1993)
Thelma Jean Bell Bullacher (1926 - 1984)
Rose Elizabeth Hajdukovich Bullacher (1936 - 2002)*
Galveston Memorial Park
Plot: Section Oakview Lot 6 Space 2
Created by: Carnes Brothers Funeral ...
Record added: Mar 08, 2002
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