Scott Bulgrin


Our beloved, Scott Bulgrin, died on Friday January 8, 2021 at the age of 59 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Born in Akron, Ohio he was the eldest of Gerald and Dolores Bulgrin's three children. Mr. Bulgrin graduated from Wolfson High school in Jacksonville Florida before earning a BS from The University of Tampa.

Scott was an amiable man and was known for his sense of humor, contagious laughter, more often a result of his own jokes, and love of all food and beer.

Scott was a scientist and naturalist who loved all living creatures. He enjoyed deep sea diving, fostering reptiles and amphibians, and travel.

Scott served as Water Quality Manger Pueblo of Sandia in Albuquerque New Mexico for over 20 years and protected the reservation's environment, including parts of the Rio Grande, through the application of sound science. He completed wetland rehabilitation projects, improved water quality, and helped preserve endangered species. He was President of the New Mexico Herpetological Association and enjoyed presenting educational programs about reptiles and amphibians.

Scott is survived by his wife Rebecca and son Logan of Albuquerque NM, his mother Dolores of St. Petersburg Fl, and his sisters Janine of Portland OR and Christa of St. Petersburg FL. Scott will be buried at sea as in accordance with his wishes and his love of marine life.

Scott and Steve Martin shared a goal. The goal was to be the all-being master of time, space and dimension. Scott was not able to meet this goal on Earth, but he has in our hearts and memories . We love you, Scott, and thanks for being a part of our lives.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Herpetological Society.

Remarks from social media:

"He will be missed!"
-Wayne Fowlie

"Very well done! We who knew Scott were blessed to have shared some time with him on this Earth. I have so many great memories of Scott too numerous to recount but one of them involves a great day in Hatch, NM in 2006 when he introduced me to Sparky's, a famous spot that serves the best Green Chile Cheeseburgers on the Planet! Well-sated, we then spent the rest of the day into the evening Herping up a Storm! God Speed Scott I hope to see you again in the Happy Herping Elysian Fields! " -Patrick Maher

"He was a very good man with great passion for reptiles, I remember all the field trips and the meetings at the rattlesnake museum, I am sure he is happy about these memories! Miss you Scott" -Gabriele Elli

"Lovely obituary. Gone too soon from the world he loved so much." -Lynn Schuler

"He gave me a red footed tortoise some years ago. I think of him when I see her." -Letitia Peirce

"He will be missed" -Mark Haber

"Scott was a great friend. He was friendly from the first time I met him. He welcomed me into the Herp Society like an old friend. He was always asking about my family and was just a great man. So glad to have known him and counted him as a friend." -Josh Emms

"Scott's still with me, within me, very much of our Earth, a good, brave soul. Here we are herping out at McKenzie's Ranch near Clines Corners, NM. What's some heaven out there, up there somewhere, compared to this?! He's still down here with me, with us all." -Cosmos Zane Dohner