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McMullen, Ph.D., Rear Admiral, United States Maritime Service (Ret.) of Galveston, passed away Thursday morning, January 5, 2012. He was 68 years old.
Dr. McMullen was a descendant and namesake of The Rt. Rev. Dr. William T. McMullen, Presbyterian Bishop of Canada. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Caroline Thorsen McMullen, and by his godparents, Captain George and Henrietta Thorsen.
He is survived by Peggy Leadaman McMullen, his wife of 43 years; their daughter, Karen, and husband Dan Castillo, of New Braunfels, Texas; and by grandchildren, Emily and Daniel.
At the time of his death, Dr. McMullen served as Professor of Maritime Administration and Head of the Department of Marine Administration at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG). He was also Associate Director of the Center for Ports and Waterways of the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI).
A memorial service with military honors celebrating his life will be held Monday, January 16, 10:00 a.m. at Galveston's Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. David Dearman will officiate. Honorary pall bearers will be the Corps of Cadets of the Texas Maritime Academy.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the following charities:
Trinity Episcopal Church and School, Galveston Seafarer's Center, Rotary Endowment, Texas A&M University at Galveston, or the
Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 15, 2012