Following is the full obituary as furnished by the Bulkin family.
Bertram Raoul Bulkin was born on July 20, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a tailor from the Kiev region now making his way in the schmate (clothing) business in America; his mother had immigrated from London's East End with her parents as a child. Bert grew up mostly in Brooklyn and in Red Bank, New Jersey. With a future engineer's eye, he watched Buck Rogers serials and dreamed of space travel, contenting himself in the meantime by "fixing" perfectly-functioning wind-up clocks and other devices.