Frederic E. Bulleit
Fredric E. Bulleit, 90, Lititz, Pa., died Sunday, July 20, 2014.
Born in Corydon, he was the son of the late William Joseph and Louise Miller Bulleit.
He graduated from Corydon High School in 1942, volunteered to join the Army Air Corps, was called to active duty, earned his pilot wings and commission as a second lieutenant with the Air Force and served as a pilot for several missions before being shot down and captured by the Germans. After being honorably discharged on Oct. 1, 1945, he enrolled at Indiana University, joined Sigma Chi fraternity and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business. He was employed by Armstrong Cork Co. in accounting and later became the assistant controller. Prior to the Korean War, he joined the Air Force Reserve, Air Material Unit, and, during the war, he served as the director of finance for the Japan Air Defense Force before returning to reserve status. He was named manager of production planning then director of production planning followed by vice president of materials management and vice president and director of manufacturing science before retiring from Armstrong World Industries in 1989. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and served as their representative in the Lancaster County (Pa.) Council of Churches then the council president in 1972; served on the United Way board and became its president in 1975; was a member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society and served as its local president and, in 1970, became its international president of APICS; in 1972, became a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church and later served as president; in 1981, joined the Lititz Moravian Conference and became a member of its board and later its president; served on the boards of the Moravian College and Linden Hall; and was a member of Lancaster County Club and Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, the former Betty Finnegan; three sons, William M. Bulleit of Houghton, Mich., Robert F. Bulleit of Verona, Wis., and Thomas D. Bulleit of Phoenix, Md.; and five grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, July 25, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Eshbach Parlor of Lititz (Pa.) Moravian Church.
Memorial service: Friday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at the church with private interment at Lititz Moravian Cemetery.
Officiant: The Rev. Dean R. Jurgen.
Arrangements: Spacht Life Celebration Home in Lititz.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Moravian Manor, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543 or Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Dr., P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.