Michael J. Mullane
1943 - 2020
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Michael J. Mullane
Feb. 23, 1943 - June 7, 2020
Mike passed away at home surrounded by his family after a very long battle with cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Elaine, daughter Maureen Johansen (Don), son Michael Mullane (Julie), five grandchildren; Jack, Katie, Mary and Madeline Mullane and Andrew Johansen, his brother Dr. James Mullane and many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Dolores Mullane and his sister, Mary Meyer.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Mike graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Class of 1961. He loved baseball and in 2014 he was inducted into the Sacred Heart Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 1961 Championship Team.
Mike retired in 1995 after a distinguished 30-year career with the SFPD. He spent many years working as an Inspector in the Homicide Detail.
Mike was a man of integrity. He enjoyed golf, playing poker and having lunch with his buddies. He deeply loved his family and they were his priority. You could always find him on the sidelines at his grandchildren's games cheering them on. We miss you Papa and we will love you forever. You were the best!
A special thank you to Dr. Matthew Sirott and staff at Diablo Valley Oncology, John Muir Home Health and American Hospice. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will take place. Mike's favorite charity was St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 4, 2020
I had the pleasure of knowing Mike from our days at SH Class of 1961. Mike was an excellent baseball player & an all-around good guy.Last time I saw Mike & his wife Elaine was at the funeral of another classmate & excellent baseball player, Bill Phelan. After meeting we rekindled our friendshp with phone calls.I was well aware of Mike's fight with cancer, I pray that he passed peacefully. God bless ole budy & may you rest in peace. Terry McLaughlin 61
Terry McLaughlin
June 29, 2020
Mt Condolence to the Mullane family; Mike and I met in the first grade and been friends ever since. We went to high school together and in to the police department. Mike and I had many wonderful years together as good friends. Mike I will miss you my good friend. Rest in peace buddy. Dennis Carlomagno
dennis carlomagno
June 29, 2020
To the Mullane Family, I was very sad to hear of Mike's passing. I know he faught that disease valiantly and he did not lose the battle, he just ran out of time. My friendship with Mike goes back to our grammar school days at Holy Name. I remember playing with Mike and the rest of our friends all types of sports in the Holy Name schoolyard. Our families were also very good friends. It was a great time to grow up and a great time for all families. The last time I was able to enjoy Mike's company was a couple of years ago at Westlake Joe's for a small Holy Name reunion. Mike will be a friend in my heart forever.
Gary Musante
Gary Musante
June 28, 2020
It was my privilege to work with Mike Mullane on the Golden Dragon Massacre investigation and prosecutions when he was a member of the newly-created Gang Task Force of the SFPD and I was the chief prosecutor of those cases. He embodied the finest aspects of police detectives, including but certainly not limited to his unimpeachable integrity. During the three years between the massacre on September 4, 1977 and the sentencing in April of 1980 of the final defendant Tom Yu who had planned it, Mike Mullane and his comrades on the Gang Task Force put extraordinary effort into their brilliant investigation which led to the convictions of those responsible for the massacre, as well as the dismantling of the Joe Boys gang.

I will always consider Mike Mullane truly one of San Francisco's Finest, and convey my condolences to his family

Hugh Anthony Levine
June 27, 2020
My heartfelt sympathies on your loss.
I remember Mike fondly from the 4th floor of the Hall and golf courses, and the great times at the old Homicide tournaments. RIP
John Wyman
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