Bruce Lad Sulak
Bruce Lad Sulak of Ganado was called home on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at the age of 61. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 28 years, Carol, and their children Casey Sulak and Shelby Hurt. He will also be remembered by his seven grandchildren, Avery Sulak, Hunter Belle and Pippa Hurt, William, Nina, Benjamin, and Gabriel Sulak. He is also survive by his parents, lad and June Sulak. Bruce is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Kay Konarik Sulak. A visitation and Rosary will be held Thursday, Jan. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ganado Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church with Father Kirby Hlavaty officiating. When given the news his illness was terminal, he didn’t resent having his life cut short. Rather, he expressed gratitude that he had been given such a full life. And what a full life he lived! He packed a lot of living into his 61 years here on Earth. Everything he did, he did passionately. In his younger years, he played hard and had the motorcycles, boats, cars, and scars to prove it. Bruce learned faith and love of family from his parents. Their love for him never wavered even though he tested their patience on more than a few occasions. Many of his infamous escapades resulted in “lively” supper table discussions. He spoiled his children rotten not only with material things but with the biggest gift of all time. As a Dad he was fully involved in any activity in which his children participated. With “passionate” advice and constant support he helped them be the best they could be. Bruce was not known to use flowery words of love and kindness. In fact, quite the opposite. But anyone who knew him, knew how much he loved his wife, Carol. Her patience was the perfect balance to his fiery passion. His greatest joys were his grandchildren. As a grandfather, he loved and supported unconditionally. He applauded at dance classes and cheered at ball games. He spent hours setting up barrels and dragging roping dummies. Pappy was the “driving force” behind Avery’s rodeo success, and he had the mileage and feed bill to prove it, and he loved every minute of it. Bruce did not want us to shed tears at his passing, but rather make the most of the time we are given here and life passionately until we are together once again. Bruce was able to express certain things he desired before he left with Jesus. Ultimately, he preferred rather than flowers on his behalf, that any generosity be made to his home church, The Assumption Catholic Church, P.O. Box 369, Ganado, TX 77962. Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Ganado Funeral Home, 361-771-2120.