Michael John Howard Mulroy
1935 - 2021
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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.




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Published in The Arizona Republic from Jan. 12 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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January 23, 2021
My father, Pat Robinson, worked closely with Mike at Motorola, and always praised him in both a personal and professional capacity. I met Mike once or twice as a child when my parents got together with the Mulroys. I am very sorry for your loss and pray that God gives you strength.
Annette (Robinson) Kitts
January 19, 2021
Dear Ann and family, We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing . So many good people taken by this Virus. Wonderful memories of our Saturday Mass and dinner out.
Hugs and prayers,
Nancy Hadfield
Nancy Hadfield
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January 19, 2021
Ann, TJ and I are so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Miss seeing the church family . Hugs
Nancy Hadfield
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January 19, 2021
Ann, TJ and I are so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Miss seeing the church family . Hugs
Nancy Hadfield
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January 18, 2021
Ann my Grandma and I send hugs to you so sorry. Love Gerry and Greg
Greg Hadfield
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January 18, 2021
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January 16, 2021
I´m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dan Williams
January 10, 2021
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Janet Abrena
January 10, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to the family. I am saddened to hear of this virus taking another member of our Casa family. I remember Mike as being very involved and passionate about the Franciscan Renewal Center during the time I was on staff. May he now enjoy living in the Light and eternal peace, free of the illnesses and traumas of this life. CarrieAnn Therese, former Dir. of Social Justice Franciscan Renewal Center
CarrieAnn Therese
January 10, 2021
A life well lived, a loving heart, a lasting legacy. Sending our deepest condolences with love and prayers.
Bob and Mary Kintz
January 10, 2021
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Monique Billingsley
January 10, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Jack, as I knew him, was a wonderful loving godfather and he will be sorely missed by anyone that had the privilege to know him.
Cyd Barley
January 10, 2021
Looks and sounded like stellar man. I´m sure he will be missed. My prayers and thoughts to his family.
Jolyn Crawford
January 9, 2021
Uncle Mike had the best memory of anyone I met. His grasp of details was astounding and he knew so much about Irish history. It was always so interesting talking with him. As a child I loved getting postcards from him when he traveled to South Africa and Indonesia. He kept us all in touch with Canadian relatives and loved to email jokes and videos. His death is such a huge loss. Til we meet again, Uncle Mike
Jan Stephens
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