Joseph Augustus Mulherin Jr., M.D., of Savannah, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, after a brief illness.
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He was born in Augusta on May 25, 1931, to the late Joseph Augustus Mulherin and Helen Redding Mulherin. He married Lena Mae Morris on June 4, 1955. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his dear wife, Lena Mae Morris Mulherin, his brother, John William Mulherin, and his sister, Mary Louise Mulherin McCoy.
Joe was a graduate of Boys Catholic High school in Augusta, class of 1949. After high school, he served in the Navy for a time and was honorably discharged. He then went on to earn a B.S., degree from the University of Georgia in August 1955 and an M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia in June 1958. He completed an internship at Memorial Hospital in Savannah in July 1959 and finished his residency in anesthesiology, also at Memorial, in June 1963.
During this time, he also maintained a general practice in Hinesville. He was then accepted to a clinical fellowship in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he was also named acting chief resident. He completed his fellowship at Mass General in December 1964. He then moved back to Savannah and joined Anesthesiology Associates, where he practiced anesthesiology at Candler Hospital until he retired in 1993.
He was active in politics, an avid golfer, Good Samaritan and a great story teller. He was a member of Georgia Medical Society, the Hibernian Society of Savannah and was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church.
He is survived by his children, Kathleen Mulherin Taylor (Earl), Joseph A. Mulherin III (Lisa), Theresa Mulherin Agnew (Roger), Michael G. Mulherin, Mark E. Mulherin (Cindy); his 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at St. James Catholic Church with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. James Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Catholic Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, GA 31406 or St. Vincent's Academy, 207 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401.
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Published in Coastal Courier from Jan. 16 to Jan. 23, 2013