May 21, 2010

GU Athletics mourns the loss of Donald M. Bullock

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department is sad to announce the loss of Donald M. Bullock (Class of 1952), a wrestling standout and Hall of Famer.

Bullock (1925-2010) passed away on March 25, 2010, at his home in Fremont, Calif., he was 84-years-old. The Santa Monica, Calif., native graduated from the California School for the Deaf in Berkley and then attended Gallaudet University. He played football and wrestling at Gallaudet where he was a wrestling standout. He married his wife Lois, who he met at GU, in 1953.

He taught woodworking and coached football at the West Virginia School for the Deaf (WVSD) for 13 years and then went to the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) and taught upholstery and coached wrestling before he landed back in his home state of California. For nearly a quarter of a century he coached and taught at the California School for the Deaf (CSD) before he retired in 1989.

Bullock was inducted into the Gallaudet University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995 and is a member of the WVSD and CSD Halls of Fame.

Bullock is survived by Lois, his loving wife of 57 years; five sons: Greg, Barry, Tim, Robert, and David; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life and memorial will be held on May 22 from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Little Theatre at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:

Don Bullock Memorial Athletic Equipment Fund
Attn: Dr. Henry Klopping
CSD-Fremont
39350 Gallaudet Drive
Fremont, CA 94538