Richard Thomas Mullin

Richard Thomas Mullin

Richard T. Mullin, of North East and most recently Elkton, Maryland, died May 16, 2014, following failing health. He was 68 years old. Born in Upper Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Byron Dickson Mullin and Marion Schick Mullin.

Dick held BS and M.Ed. degrees from West Chester University as well as a degree in medical technology from Essex Community College in Baltimore. He first taught at Kennett Consolidated School in Kennett Square, PA and for many years at Stanton Middle School in Stanton DE. In addition to teaching science at Stanton, his other responsibilities included yearbook photography, audiovisual club, director of the annual spring play, and assistant wrestling coach. Upon leaving teaching he was employed as a residents' counselor at an adult group home in Delaware and as a clinical laboratory technician at Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland.

His main avocation in life was as a character actor in community theater, including many performances at Chapel Street Players in Newark ("Lennie" in OF MICE AND MEN and "Teddy" in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE) and Three Little Bakers Dinner Theater in Kennett Square, ("Alfie Doolittle" in MY FAIR LADY). He was a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists/Screen Actors Guild.

Dick's other hobbies included home movie production, family genealogy, and in recent years social networking, where he reconnected with many old pals. Dick was a great animal lover, especially his cats.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth R. Mullin, of Pitman, NJ. Dick is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda Schultze Mullin, sister-in-law, Dr. Nina Beyer, of Pitman, NJ; his closest cousin, Alex Mullin of Swarthmore, PA; several nieces and nephews and numerous other cousins and distant relatives across the country.

A Memorial Service and celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, May 27th, at 12:00 noon, at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Hwy., Newark, DE (near Glasgow), where family and friends may visit from 11 to 12:00 noon. It is suggested that instead of flowers, a donation be made in memory of Dick to the ASPCA, Delaware Humane Society, TriState Bird Rescue, or the Chapel Street Players of Newark, DE.

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Published in The News Journal from May 23 to May 25, 2014