FREDERICA - MSgt Robert J. Mullane, retired USAF passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital. Son of the late John and Lavinia "Dolly" Mullane. Sgt. Mullane proudly served in the Army Air Corp before serving in the USAF for a total of over 27 years of active military service. He proudly served his country and received Veteran status for WW2, Korea and Vietnam. He served as a photographer and was responsible for many photos of historic people and events such as the Mercury Space Program. At the time of his retirement Sgt Mullane was commander of the 10th Audio Visual Squadron at Dover AFB. Sgt. Mullane loved to go fishing. He knew something about everything and could fix almost anything. He was a great tinkerer, and would not admit when he didn't know something. He was a very loving, caring man who would do anything for anyone. His family was the most important part of his life and he did his best to support his kids in everything they did. He made sure to never miss a school performance or sporting event unless he was away from home. He will be greatly missed. Sgt. Mullane was a member of the Murderkill Lions club for many years. He was also a member of Veteran Men, VFW, and the American Legion of Milford. He was very active in the Trinity United Methodist Church in Frederica while he was able. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years: Dorothy Mullane of Frederica; son, Robert J Mullane Jr of Salisbury; daughters, Patricia A Parker of Browns Mills, NJ and Margaret "Peggy" Mullane of Milford; sisters, Mary Ann Mullane of Oak Ridge, NJ; Diane Berger of Scottsdale, AZ; and Grace Scutellaro of Bricktown, NJ; five grandchildren: Adam Parker, Cory Parker, Chelsey Parker, Trevor Mullane and Bridget Mullane and his beloved Pets, Dinky Dog and Pooh Cat. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11 am. Visitation will be Thursday, July 24 from 6-8pm. Interment will be at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro. Arrangements are by the Melvin Funeral Home, visit our website at www.melvinfuneralhome.com for further information, leave a letter of condolence, or to send flowers.
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Published in NewsZapDE on July 22, 2014