JOSEPH VICTOR MULVIHILL
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DECEMBER 8, 2012
Joseph Victor Mulvihill passed away on December 8th, 2012 at sunset at Hope Hospice in Ft Myers, FL lovingly surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his daughters Pamela A. Martin and Amy M. Mulvihill-Weston, their husbands, only grandchild David E. Glover, Jr., sister Marcella A. Connolly, as well as 17 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Marion C. Mulvihill (nee Dietz).
Joe graduated from North Catholic High School in 1947 and joined the Army in 1951 and was a Korean War era veteran. He then attended and graduated Duquesne University in 1956 with a degree in Journalism. He was Duquesne's first yearbook and newspaper editors.
Joe made his career as a reporter and an editor of several Pittsburgh newspapers until in 1966 he became employed by Bendix Field Engineering, NASA contractor in Maryland during the Gemini, Skylab, Apollo and Shuttle programs as the Documentation Manager. He loved both of his chosen careers very much. He enjoyed the interesting people he interviewed, stories he'd written and was very proud of his contributions to putting man on the moon and into space.
After retirement, he relocated to Ft. Myers continuing work as a volunteer for the Calusa Nature Center and the Manatee Park up until his death. Joe's giving spirit was a life-long passion as is evidenced by his charity work with numerous organizations throughout his life.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that contributions be made in Joes' memory to the Manatee Park (10901 Palm Beach Blvd Ft. Myers. 33905) and/or Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium (3435 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers, Florida 33905)
A celebration of Joe's life will be held on December 16th, 2012 from 3-6 pm at the Calusa Nature Center Planetarium.
Published in The News-Press on Dec. 12, 2012