Michael J. Rulman

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Michael J. Rulman

1956 - 2018

STANDISH - It is with great sadness that the family of Michael J. Rulman announces his passing after a brief illness on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the age of 62 years.Mike was born on April 21, 1956 at Dow Air Force Base in Bangor, Maine, to James F. and Arlene M. Rulman.He grew up as the son of a military man, moving frequently living in Bangor and Winslow, Maine, Las Vegas, N.V., RAF Feltwell, England, Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Westbrook, Maine. He graduated from Husson College with a degree in Accounting.  He attended Lakenheath High School in England, Peru Central in N.Y., and graduated from Westbrook High School. He was an outstanding athlete excelling in baseball and soccer. His nickname in soccer was Boomin' Rulman as the leading scorer in the state that year, and he helped his team win the state championship for the first time. He was scouted to play professional baseball but chose to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While stationed in RAF Alconbury, he met his wife, Christine Hope. They moved to Westbrook and brought two beautiful children, Rebecca and Mark, into the world. Mike was employed for many years with the U.S. Postal Service, Shipyard Ale, and held various other positions throughout his lifetime. He was self-employed the last few years of his life and resided in Standish, Maine. He was predeceased by his father, James F. Rulman. Michael will forever be remembered by his children, Rebecca and Mark; granddaughter, Rhiannon; his mother, Arlene; the mother of his children, Christine Rulman, his brother, James and wife, Lori; sisters, Patricia, Cynthia and Monica (Jason) Balko. He also will be remembered by his nephews, Christopher, Matthew, Ryan, David, Luke, Elliot, Anthony; his nieces, Olivia and Gabriella, his extended family and dear friends as well as his beloved kitty, Mr. T.Mike possessed a sharp and witty sense of humor, had a positive attitude and a loving open generous heart. He was always willing to help anyone in need, giving them a place to stay, a hot meal, a ride or anything they needed. He was an avid sports fan and loved to play golf. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Michael's online guestbook at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com.Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Nov.r 5, 2018 at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony's Parish on Brown St. in Westbrook. A committal will immediately follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park on Congress St. in Portland, Maine. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, Maine.  

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Oct. 31, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home
199 Woodford Street | Portland, ME 04103 | (207) 775-3763
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