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Michael J. Bulkley

September 26, 1976 - July 2, 2019


Elmira, New York

Date of Death:

July 2, 2019



Birth Date:

September 26, 1976

Birth Place:

Montour Falls, New York

Service Information:


Monday, July 8, 2019 from 3 to 5 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


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Michael J. Bulkley

Michael Joseph Bulkley passed away suddenly on July 2, 2019, at the age of just 42. He overcame much in his younger days to become a respected and admired leader, father, family man, and friend.

Overcoming adversity and hard work defined Mike. If you ask anyone who worked with him, everyone would say he was one of the hardest workers they ever knew. Mike was employed by various companies who supported oilfield operations as a crew leader for the last decade. He was known as a tireless worker, a knowledgeable teacher, and had the unique combination as a supervisor who had a big heart and held people accountable. He led by example. He will be remembered by his many co-workers and oilfield brothers as a very special man. It is important for all that worked with him for his family and children to know that he worked remarkably hard because he wanted to provide a great life for them and to make them proud of him of what he did everyday. He worked hard and as fast as he could to get home to you.

Outside of work, Michael was a very charismatic man who was willing to drop anything to help his family and friends. He cherished is children, as he always said, they were the motivation for his remarkable hustle.  Mike strived for greatness in all he did: as a husband, as a father, as a step father, as a hunter, as a motorcycle enthusiast, and as a trusted friend.

Michael felt freedom in the woods and with nature. There is some peace in knowing that he passed in a place where he was most comfortable. Although Mike was only able to share 42 years with us on this earth, his legacy of excellence, hard work, overcoming obstacles, never making excuses and honesty will be with those who knew him for all of our lifetimes.

He is survived by wife, Chrystal; his children, Gabriella, Gavin, Caleb, Chelsie, Cody, Megan, and step son, Tristan; father, Milton Ray Cody; mother, Helen Bulkley; sister, Tammy; brothers, Jordan, Tracey, Neceya, Brian; sister, Sarah; and many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

A time of calling will be held on will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 3 to 5 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Michael’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at 

Sympathy Messages

From: Christina  Bagwell
I know we’ve had our problems over the years but I can’t imagine a world without you in it. I never thought there’d be a day when I couldn’t tell our son to call his father when I couldn’t help him. You’ve always been such a force to be reckoned with and invincible to me so I can’t understand what’s happening right now. It just can’t be real. I’m sorry for the bad times we’ve had but so grateful for the good ones. I will miss you always and pray that you watch over our son and keep him safe. Rest In Peace Michael. I’m so sorry.

From: Toni
Fly high my friend, I will always remember the memories we shared over the past 20 years. We had some great times and those I will always cherish. Janet and I will always love you Michael. I know you have found your peace and I know Lox was waiting at those gates with his tail wagging. I’m gonna miss you, you truly were 1 of a kind

From: Chris Green
I worked with Mike very briefly in 2010 at Crescent. After he first started I picked him up on my way to work. It didn't take lomg at all before he was given a company truck & making a name for himself. Didnt get to know him for long but he made the time we worked together enjoyable and fun. Great guy! My prayers go out to the family.

From: Renee Harvey
My condolences go out to the family.  This is a tragedy that no family should have to endure.  My thoughts and prayers are with the family, may God be with you to guide you and help lift you up as you grieve.  Again, I want to extend my deepest sympathy!

From: Stanley Maslinski Jr
Michael may you rest in peace my friend.I will seen you at the gates of heaven some day,R.I.P and my prayers are out for the family.

From: Alex Kuklis
From the first day I met mike in the oil and gas field I knew he was a good dude and would help anyone out that he could. He was the one who helped me get my motorcycle license and we rode all the time. He helped me out with a bunch of stuff at work and we had some real fun times and some bad time me but he always solved the problems. and outside of work. Biggest heart and a great person overall. He loved his family and friends very much. Will for sure always be thought of. Miss you man, watch over everyone and protect fellow riders on the road. Love ya man!

From: Cody Bailey
Dear dad, i know you’re doing good up there and i talk to you everyday, it’s really tough but i find a way to cope some how, i wish i knew why and i wish you would have talked to me. i miss you so much you don’t even understand, it hurts knowing that you’re gone and i wish i could have done something better to make you happier, it was fun when we had eachother and i know you’re watching over me right now and i’m glad you are but i’m not at the same time.. i love you dad.

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