In Remembrance of Mr. Petro “Pete” Kulynych

Mr. Petro Kulynych with his granddaughter Christina Story.  Christina, an Exercise Physiology Graduate Student at UNC Chapel Hill, regularly volunteers with the Get REAL & HEEL Program

Mr. Petro Kulynych with his granddaughter Christina Story. Christina, an Exercise Physiology Graduate Student at UNC Chapel Hill, regularly volunteers with the Get REAL & HEEL Program

Mr. Petro “Pete” Kulynych, 93, of Wilkesboro, widower of Roena Mae Bullis Kulynych, died Saturday, January 17, 2015, at his home.

Mr. Kulynych was born June 23, 1921, in Smithmill, PA, to Harry Collenich and Mary Pohlid Collenich. He served in the United States Navy and fought in World War II. Mr. Kulynych was a Founding Director of Lowe’s Companies, Inc, when he retired in 1996. He received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Appalachian State University and an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Wake Forest University. Mr. Kulynych was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wilkesboro. Mr. Petro “Pete” Kulynych was a generous supporter of the Get REAL & HEEL Program. His donations helped allow (and will continue to allow) breast cancer survivors to receive free individualized exercise and wellness plans through the Get REAL & HEEL Program.

Petro’s youngest brother, George Kulynych, Petro’s youngest brother, stated
“Although this is a sad occasion, I think it is most appropriate to celebrate the life of an outstanding American, son of immigrants, a Navy officer, wonderful husband, father and grandfather; great brother and an enormously successful businessman who made a huge contribution to the great standard of life that we enjoy.”
Mr. Kulynych will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and helping improve the lives of breast cancer survivors throughout North Carolina.

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