In Memory of Johann (Musa) Kulik

October 9, 1945 - July 26, 2019

Resided in New Hartford, NY


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Johann (Musa) Kulik, 73, of New Hartford, passed away peacefully, July 26, 2019 at home.

She was born October 9, 1945 in Utica, daughter of the late John and Anna Ruffini Musa and attended Utica Free Academy. She married the love of her life Martin Kulik, July 26, 1969 at Sacred Heart Church, Utica and together they celebrated fifty years of love, laughter and adventure.

Johann operated her own beauty shop for a number of years and then worked for the New Hartford Central School District for 19 years in the cafeteria. She later ran her own restaurant, The Bankers Cafe, in downtown Utica for over ten years. Throughout her life she also worked as a health care companion where her caring and selfless nature resulted in many lasting friendships.

Her love of entertaining and cooking brought many friends and family together whether it be a pool party, pig roast or Christmas Eve parties. Not only was she an incredible cook but sewing was also one of her passions, most recently selling Raggedy Ann dolls at craft shows which complemented her entrepreneurial spirit. She liked traveling, from day trips to cruises but especially looked forward to trips to Florida to visit her daughter. Johann and Marty also enjoyed Karaoke where they made lots of friends and lasting memories.

Johann is survived by her husband Martin of New Hartford; her son Michael Kulik of Sauquoit, her daughter Patricia Dodge and her husband Matthew of Cape Coral, Florida, and his son Matthew, Jr; a brother John Musa of Whitesboro; a sister Angela Williams of Marcy; her sisters-in-law Paula Mika and Maryann Petrowski, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and her little dog Daisy. She was predeceased by her sister Josephine Bodjak and her husband John of Whitesboro and a brother-in-law Ed Mika.

The funeral will be Thursday at 9:00 AM at Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford and a service at 10:00 AM at the Chapel of Mount Olivet Cemetery, Woods Road, Whitesboro. Interment will follow. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.