Maureen O'Donnell

Staff Reporter
Despite health problems, “It was never, ‘Woe is me,’ ” his wife said. “His attitude was: ‘Let’s go to the doctor. Let’s take the meds. Let’s keep moving.’”
His wife Joanne also did hair. Their sons swept up. Their daughter did makeup. Many relatives and friends worked there during the 25 years the family operated the business.
An early adopter of computers, she did programming and helped people fix IT problems in her job at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
For 20 years, Mr. Bey coached grade school kids in the Jaguars football program, now at Jackie Robinson Park. “He was so positive,” said former player Roosevelt Martin III, now a coach.
Its segregated soldiers served in “the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of the U.S. military,” according to the National WWII Museum. In 2010, Congress recognized the 442nd by awarding its men the Congressional Gold Medal.
I’ve written about too many people who died, leaving their dreams unrealized. I might contribute to the Sun-Times from time to time, but right now I’m planning to retire and travel.
The funeral home has handled arrangements for thousands, including Arlington International Racecourse figures like trainer Ernie Poulos and jockey R.L. “Bobby” Baird.
She was a teacher and principal and helped kids interested in medicine follow a doctor around to see what the work was like, helping many pursue careers in medicine.
“Mr. Kulat was a lovely and patient history teacher,” said Marcy Sugar, who was one of his students.