John (Jack) Mulloy, 70, of Dallas died Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Geisinger Medical Center after a valiant struggle with cancer, and is deeply mourned by his family. Jack was easy to love and terribly hard to lose. We are thankful that we shared our lives with such an exceptionally good person.
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John Mulloy came into our lives on July 31, 1943, and enriched us immeasurably throughout his seventy years. He lived his early life on South Landon Avenue in Kingston and his adult life in Dallas. He was the son of the late Hugh Patrick and Ellen Meagher Mulloy.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy; brother, the Honorable Patrick A. Mulloy (Marjorie); sisters, Elizabeth Mulloy and Ellen Mulloy Fiato (George); as well as nephews, Michael Fiato (Cara), Sean Mulloy and Dr. Daniel Mulloy (Michele); goddaughter and niece, Dr. Maura Mulloy (Jonathon Anderson); nieces, Claire Parker (Andrew), Scout Fiato and Katie Fiato; and his grand-nieces and great-nephews, Kaia and Cort Fiato, Rosaleen and Maeve Mulloy Anderson, Robert Patrick Mulloy and Grace Parker.
John was employed by Metz Culinary Management at College Misericordia/Misericordia University. He worked at Misericordia for 47 years and was a reliable, devoted employee who was highly regarded and well respected. The dish room, where he worked, was formally and officially dedicated to him and his wife in February 2013 for their combined services of more than 65 years. A permanent plaque in their honor is displayed on the dining hall wall. John felt very blessed to have worked for so many years at such a wonderful, caring institution established by the Religious Sisters of Mercy.
John lived his life fully and was inseparable from his wife, Cindy. He enjoyed riding his bike, listening to country music, and going on annual vacations to Bethany Beach, Del., with the Mulloy family. He was very sociable and liked to be out and about with Cindy. Together they attended the Trinity Presbyterian Church whose members kindly assisted them with transportation for his radiation/chemotherapy as well as a multitude of other ways, and he felt valued and comfortable in their midst.
John was a constant in all of our lives, and we are all heartbroken by the profound loss of our beloved baby brother and uncle. His passing leaves a void in us that can never be filled. However, Jack's courage, remarkable optimism, and humor throughout his life and especially in his fight with cancer has brought new perspective and inspiration to his family, and we will strive to honor Jack's memory by emulating his most endearing qualities of gentleness, kindness and compassion.
A wake will be held from Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and again from the funeral home from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be led by Monsignor John Bendik, a close family friend, and will be conducted at the Mercy Center Chapel on the campus of Misericordia University, Dallas, at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will follow in the Fern Knoll Cemetery, Dallas, through which John and Cindy walked daily on their way to their work at Misericordia University. A luncheon will be held at noon in the Banks Student Life Center at Misericordia. It will be hosted by Metz Culinary Management and prepared and served by John's former work colleagues under the supervision of Bruce Deeble.
Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc - Dallas
2940 Memorial Hwy
Dallas, PA 18612
Published in Citizens' Voice on July 8, 2014