Michael John Howard Mulroy
Phoenix - Michael John Howard Mulroy, born in Montreal, Quebec, on October 26,1935, the only son of Michael Bernard and Mary Kathleen Howard Mulroy, passed away from Covid-19 in Phoenix on January 7, 2021. Husband to much loved wife, Ann Towles Magee Mulroy. Mike was preceded in death by Patricia O'Malley Mulroy, his college sweetheart and wife of 45 years. Dad of Kevin (Joan), Colleen (Andy), Courtney (Mike), Constance (John), Tom (Pamela). Mike was a proud grandfather of twelve and great grandfather of five. He never missed a family gathering.
Mike attended DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and earned a master's degree in Commerce at McGill University. He was an instructor of Industrial Engineering Graduate Studies at IIT. He was involved in engineering programs throughout his 38-year career, employed by AT&T, DEC and Motorola Inc. He had programs in 22 countries, rising from Manufacturing Engineering to Director of Civil Engineering of site selection, site development, design and construction of engineering labs and light assembly manufacturing in 22 countries. Mike became Vice President of Motorola Environmental Affairs and remained in that capacity until retirement in 1998. He was an active participant in a variety of community affairs, including AZ Commissions on Hazardous Material and Water Availability and Purity, The Casa, Environmental and Political committees, the Heard and Phoenix Historical museums, the Institute of Industrial Engineering and the Industrial Development Research Council, the Honor Health Hospital, the ABIL program for rehabilitation and the US Amateur Hockey Association. Mike was an active member of the Franciscan Renewal Center, in Paradise Valley Arizona. He became a member of the Secular Franciscan Order in 1990.
Mike was fascinated by history and travel, visiting over 100 countries. He wrote books, skied well into his 70's and boxed in the CYO. He loved golf, playing hockey, drinking single malt scotch, eating oysters and anything chocolate. His motto was: Life is short and it is wise to start each meal with desert. Mike loved his friends and most of all, his family.
A memorial will be held at a future date. Memorial contributions can be sent to Andre House: andrehouse.org