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Katalin (Kat) Gabriella Temesvari Bultman, age 54 of Lawrenceville, GA. passed away Monday, June 12, 2023, with her family surrounding her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Katalin and Leslie Temesvari. She is survived by her devoted husband of 34 years Joseph J. Bultman along with two sons, Michael B. Bultman with wife Amber, and Christian A. Bultman along with two sisters that she cherished, Sharmon Miller of Panama City, FL. And Karen Sanchez, and her daughter Victoria Sanchez, both from Las Vegas, NV.
Born to Hungarian immigrant parents in Hackensack NJ. In 1968, but eventually moved to Long Beach California at the age of 12. After graduating from Millikan High School in 1986, she enlisted in the United States Navy. After boot camp and A-school, she was stationed at Pearl Harbor, HI. on a submarine dry dock, Competent AFDM-6 where she worked as a diesel mechanic. While there she rose to the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class until she was honorably discharged in 1990.
After their marriage in March of 1989, while living in Hawaii and supporting her husband’s Navel career, Kat gave birth to Michael in June of 1991 and gave birth to Christian at Tinker AF base in April of 1994. In 1995, while back in Hawaii, she got scuba qualified and fell in love being underwater. She continued her diving education and set her sights on rescue diver/dive master, one level below instructor. She participated as a rescue diver for the HydroFest boat races in Pearl Harbor from 1998 to 2001. Kat is also one of the very few women to be a safety diver on the USS Arizona Memorial to reattach a mooring dock that broke loose and sank. In 2001 she moved to Washington State where she continued to raise the boys while Joseph was off on deployments. During this time, she picked up an old hobby of photography, winning several awards for her photographs. Another move in 2005 took her to Concord, New Hampshire while her husband recruited for the Navy. Kat took this time to further her photography skills and worked as a freelance photographer, having her work published in newspapers and magazines.
Kat and family moved to Lawrenceville in 2008 after Joseph’s retirement from the Navy. She fell in love with the Georgia mountains and went every chance she could. Sitting in a hot tub while watching the sunset completely made her day and raising her two Siberian Huskies; Attila and Ildiko. She also fell in love with researching her Hungarian heritage and spent countless hours learning and tracing her family’s lineage all the way back to the 1400s.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations are asked to be given to Emory Winship Cancer Institute in her name.
Georgia Cremation in Duluth is assisting with end-of-life arrangements.