Bobby McNulty, 76

Bobby Lee McNulty, age 76, of Constantine, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Minden,

W.Va., a son of the late Herbert and Mildred (Wykle) McNulty.

Bobby has been a resident of Sturgis and the surrounding area most of his life.

On Jan. 25, 1957, he married Gladys Snyder. This marriage ended in divorce.

On Sept. 25, 1981, , he married Carol McAlister in White Pigeon.

Bobby was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.

He had been employed by Americraft Carton in Sturgis for nearly 40 years and retired in 1994.

He was a former member of the Sturgis Eagles, Sturgis Elks, Neuman-Wenzel American Legion, and a lifetime member of the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post all of Sturgis.

He enjoyed bowling, deer hunting, watching NASCAR, bird watching, collecting model cars and trucks, and was a true lover of animals.

Surviving are his wife, Carol; three children, Bryan McNulty Sr., Darlene (Brian) Harker, and Marlene (Dale) Claar all of Sturgis; a stepson, Charles Longacre of Constantine; six grandchildren, Bryan (Chelsey) McNulty Jr. of Gaylord, Andrew (Janelle) McNulty of Coldwater, Lisa Harker, Kristen Harker, Jennifer Harmon, and Steven (Silke) Harmon, all of Sturgis; two great-grandchildren: Declan and Lucan McNulty of Gaylord; two sisters, Jean Trombino of Clifton, N.J., and Barbara (Glenn) Bayleat of White Pigeon; an aunt, Dorothy Hearn of Collins, Miss.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James McNulty; and a brother-in-law, Francis Trombino.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Home Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Bobby McNulty will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Graveside services and interment will follow in White Pigeon Township Cemetery, with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post.

Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or the St. Joseph County Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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