Kulchin, Lawrence (Larry)
January 9, 2006
ObituaryKulchin, Lawrence (Larry) Lawrence (Larry) Kulchin passed away Jan. 6, after a sudden illness, surrounded by his adoring family and friends.Larry was born on Jan. 30, 1931 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by Ann, his loving wife of 49 years, his cherished daughters: Leslie Sue KulchinSchoon (Paso Robles, Calif.), Diana Lynn KulchinSanfilippo (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and devoted granddaughter Tessa Skylar OlsonSanfilippo.Larry was a longtime resident of San Mateo County and Redwood City. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. He was long active in the foundation-drilling business in the Bay Area and was founder and owner of “Kulchin and Associates,” South San Francisco and Oakland.In 1985, with Ann, he founded the “B.O.K. Ranch” in Redwood City to afford therapeutic needs of disabled and challenged children and adults by providing horses, riding therapies, and loving care and attention.”Think Snow” was his mantra. He lived it to the fullest at his home-away-from home at Northstar at Lake Tahoe. His expert skiing put him up and down the slopes daily in ski season with his ski buddies who will miss him as dearly as his legions of lifelong friends and family.Among other surviving family and special friends are his sister and brother, Roberta (Tom Matola) Johnson, Sydney (Gloria) Kulchin, Bill (Ramona) Rous, Mike Lannoy, Steve (Kathleen) Kulchin; sons-in-law, Dan Schoon and John Sanfilippo; Lisa (Eric) DeVos, Laurie Kulchin, Karen (Mark) Stahlhuth, Bill (Shelagh) Kulchin and a host of others to fill more than space provides.Larry was a member of professional affiliations in American Society of Civil Engineers and Structural Engineers Association.Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 10 in Redwood City. Memorials in Larry’s name may be made to B.O.K. Ranch, 1815 Cordilleras Road, Redwood City, CA 94062.