James Patrick Mulherin, 72, a resident of Jackson Heights Apartments, West Scranton, and formerly of Taylor, died Monday morning at the VA Medical Center in Plains Twp. His wife and best friend is Joan Godlewski Mulherin. Married on Sept. 19, 1964, they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.
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Born in West Scranton on Aug. 18, 1941, son of the late James and Mary Riley Mulherin, Jim was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School. After being honorably discharged from service in the Army, he returned home to earn a degree in accounting from Penn State University. Before his recent retirement, was a self-employed accountant. A passionate photographer, he also worked for Breeze Photography and the Triboro Banner. He also worked as a nurse's aide for Allied Services. A member of and Bible study teacher for the former Immaculate Conception Church in Taylor, he more recently attended St. Lucy's in West Scranton.
He will be forever missed by those who loved him.
He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great- nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
His wife would like to thank the staff of the VA Medical Center, including its Hospice Unit, for the tremendous care given to Jim during his visits.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:15 a.m. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 at St. Lucy's Church, 949 Scranton St., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Sam J. Ferretti, pastor. Interment with military services by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517. Visit www.KearneyFuneral Home.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Kearney Funeral Homes
517 North Main Street Old Forge, PA 18518-1811
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 8, 2014