John Bulldis, son of Sam and Hazel Bulldis, passed on 2 April 2018 from pneumonia in Olympia. John is survived by his children with his first wife Catherine: Deborah, Cynthia, Steven(Lois), Nick(Jackie),Mike, and John(Maryann). He is also survived by brothers George and Jim. He was a shellfish farmer at National Fish and Oyster, a family owned business, most of his life. John once owned Veteran's Garage in Lakewood, served in the National Guard and worked at Fick Foundry for a time. He loved baseball and played local minor league ball in the 60's and 70's. Whether league bowling or playing a game of pool, he enjoyed being with friends. As John neared retirement, he battled with cancer and won. While he slowed down a bit, he moved forward on his life journey with companion Judy Ray. Recovery from cancer allowed John retirement years to enjoy life events with his children and many grandchildren. He became involved with Judy's family: Lisa, Jenni(Keith), Jeff(Yvonne), and their children. And, retirement brought opportunities for travel, gardening on the bay, Sea Hawks, Mariners and spending a lot of time at the Casino. We will all miss his sense of humor, concern for others, and love of life. A grave side service at Old Tacoma Cemetery on April 21 at 2pm with a celebration of life to follow at the Eagles #3 across the street.