Lives Lived: Roger Hulcy
Roger “Dale” Hulcy, Sr. of Nevada City, died Feb. 13 of renal cancer. He was 60.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Northern Mines Alano Club, 10656 Alta St., Grass Valley, CA 95945.
He was born Aug. 4, 1949, to Vera and Albert Hulcy in Southern California and raised in the farming community of Arvin, until the family moved to the Ventura area.
He worked in construction and then sales, living in Southern California, Oregon and Colorado before settling in the Grass Valley area.
Before chronic heart failure grounded him, Mr. Hulcy had a private pilot license and enjoyed flying out of the Auburn airport. He was a scout master for the Lake of the Pines Scout Pack. He was very proud of the home he and his family built on acreage in southern Nevada County.
On March 23, 1999, Mr. Hulcy received a heart transplant at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento. The family wishes to thank Drs. Chinn and Gerhardt and the staff of Sutter Transplant Clinic for their care that enabled them to have him in their lives for nearly 11 more years.
Mr. Hulcy believed in “passing it on,” becoming an organ donor who gave the gift of sight to others.
He was a beloved member and former manager of the Northern Mines Alano Club, sharing his experience, strength and hope with many club members.
Mr. Hulcy enjoyed traveling and riding his motorcycle, belonging to the Lone Wolves Motorcycle Group of Sober Riders. His motorcycle friends knew him as “Tinman” and will honor him at the 2nd annual “Tinman Run” on March 20, the anniversary of his heart transplant.
He is survived by his wife, Jerri Lynn Konner; children, Erin (Jon) Williams and Kelly (Amy) Hulcy; grandchildren, Jackson and Sylvia Willams, Vaughn, and Gavin and Vandon Hulcy; stepdaughters, Laura and Annie Konner; sisters, Nancy Nielson, Trudy Steele and families; and mother-in-law, Marilyn Robbins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Michael, Clayton and Randall Hulcy.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to defer funeral costs. Donations may be made at the memorial service.
Arrangements are by Chapel of the Angels Mortuary and Crematory, Grass Valley.
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