At 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in accordance with God's Will and Plan for his wonderful earthly life, John Ulchar agreed it was
time for him to send his infinite number of friends and family a peaceful farewell. In addition to being a wonderful Father, best friend and honest human being, John was a third-generation native Key West Conch and the grandson of Capt. Edward Braw Saunders. He was a Monroe County resident who truly made a difference in the lives of all who came in contact with him. As the owner and operator of the world famous "Brothers-By-The-Bay" Resort on the quaint and peaceful Gulf side of Little Torch Key, John made it his priority to assure that the "Park" (as it is often referred to) was always a slice of Paradise Perfection for the tenants and visitors alike. He enjoyed his heritage, family, hard work, people from all walks of life, good food, cars and keeping life simple so that he didn't burden his time or the time of others. After his closest friends introduced John to the World Wide Web and email, John really enjoyed becoming more connected and communicative with his distant family and friends and his love of the passion for the arts, cars and all things beautiful. He was blessed with so many gifts and shared his talents freely. There will be a time when Key West artists will clamor to own a single piece of John's artwork, whether it be a local landscape painting, a handmade tin ware rendition of a Key West Conch house or other local architectural landmarks, and even one of his delicate lifelike papier-mÃ¢ché tropical fish.
Imagine how it feels every time you think of a hero in your life and what their presence in your life meant to you. This is the same wonderful feeling so many will enjoy anytime they hear the name John Ulchar. Happy trails, dear friend, from those who will always love you!!
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Dean-Lopez Funeral Home, 418 Simonton St., Key West, Fla. Burial will be in Key West City Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.