Louise Lee Gulyas, age 81, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Louise Elliot Lee. She was preceded in death by her husband Stephen Joseph Gulyas, Sr. in 1994, and by her daughter Louise Marian “Mimi” Peuser in August of 2015. She is survived by her daughter Laura Jeanne Gulyas of Berlin, Maryland and two sons Stephen Joseph Gulyas, Jr. and his wife Margaret of Jacksonville, NC, and Thomas Lee Gulyas, his wife Belinda of Berlin, Maryland. She was an adored grandmother to five grandchildren, Stephen Joseph Gulyas, III and his wife Megan of Berlin, Maryland, Heather Margaret Gulyas of Jacksonville, NC, Michael William Gulyas of Jacksonville, NC, Olivia Louise Peuser of Berlin, Maryland, Thomas “T.J.” Gulyas, Jr. of Berlin, Maryland and three great-grandchildren.
Louise had served on the board of Worcester County Commissioners for 16 years. She had been active with ACE Printing & Mailing in Berlin and J.R.P. Surveys in Marketing in Pennsylvania. She had been a proud Girl Scout Leader, member of Holy Savior Catholic Church, founding member and Chairperson of the Ocean City Beautification Committee, founding member of the Winterfest of Lights, Ocean City Citizen of the Year in 1990, member of the Ocean City Lioness Club, and a driving force for the Ocean City Downtown Association and Ocean City Development Corporation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM, at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Ocean City. Visitation with the family will begin at 9:30 AM. Rev. Stanislao Esposito will officiate. Interment will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to: Holy Savior Catholic Church, 17th and Philadelphia Ave. Ocean City, MD 21842, or to the Ocean City Senior Center, 104 41st St. Ocean City, MD 21842. Letters of condolence may be sent via:www.burbagefuneralhome.com