Venice, FL – Frederick T. Gula, formerly of Guilderland, passed away on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 in Venice, Florida.
Fred was born and raised in Palmer, Massachusetts and was the son of the late Joseph Gula and Mary (Wrzesian) Gula.
He honorably served his country in the United States Army and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and his Master’s of Public Administration from Russell Sage College.
Fred began his career as a phys ed teacher with the Greenville NY School District and once moving to the area taught P.E. at Scotia-Glenville Schools. After several years, Fred became the principal of Scotia-Glenville Elementary School. Fred was very active in NYSPHSAA Section 2 sports where he served as the state coordinator for soccer as well as the assistant treasurer.
In Fred’s spare time he enjoyed the game of tennis and in his retirement became an avid golfer.
Fred was predeceased in 2016 by his beloved wife of 54 years, Carol Ann Wilson Gula. He was also predeceased by his siblings Milton Gula, Edward Gula, Bernard (B.G.) Gula, John Gula, Mildred Skaza
and Valerie Budynkiewicz.
His survivors include his sons, James Gula, Thomas Gula (Lynn), John Gula and Robert Gula; his grandchildren, Dr. Heather Foster (Michael), Teddy Gula, Joe Gula, Michael Gula, Natalie Gula and Allison Gula; and great granddaughter, Hadley Foster as well as many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will take place on Friday, October 11th from 4-7pm at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 5216 Western Turnpike in Guilderland. Funeral services will begin on Saturday morning at 9:15 at the funeral home and will be followed by a memorial mass beginning at 10am at St. Madeleine Sophie Parish, 3500 Carman Road in Guilderland.
Memorial contributions in Fred’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.