Orvis R. Gulich Jr., 89, of Clearfield died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at the Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield. He was born July 21, 1923, a son of the late Orvis and Nora (Carlson) Gulich.
Mr. Gulich was a 1941 graduate of the Clearfield Area High School. He graduated from the Penn State University in 1949. He owned and operated Susquehanna Pheasantry, a game bird farm in West Decatur.
He was a member of Lake Street United Methodist Church, Woodland. He was active on the executive committee of the Agricultural Extension and on the Clearfield County Farmers Association. He also served as a 4-H leader.
Mr. Gulich was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the 11th Airborne Division during World War II. He had tours of duty in the Philippines, New Guinea, Okinawa and mainland Japan. During his service with the U.S. Army, Mr. Gulich was a member of the percussion section in the Army Band.
He is survived by two sons, Donald Gulich of West Decatur and Gregory Gulich and his wife, Sherry of Broken Bow, OK; three granddaughters, Misty Green and her husband, Michael; Jennie Gulich and Elizabeth Evarts and her husband, Brian; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret J. (McDowell) Gulich on Aug. 13, 1990 and whom he wed Sept. 14, 1948 in Clearfield; a sister, Elizabeth J. McQuillen and two brothers, Ashley R. and Gerald C. Gulich.
As per Mr. Gulich’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Lake Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 102, Woodland, PA 16881.
The Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, is in charge of arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.