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James Vincent McNulty

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McNULTY, M.D. , James Vincent
Born in New York City, he passed away May 13, 2007 in La Jolla, California at age 89.
He was the beloved husband of Ann Blyth for 54 years and loving father of Timothy, Maureen, Kathleen, Terence and Eileen. He is also survived by ten grandchildren Shannon, Erin, Jessica, Caitlin, Ryan, Brendan, Kacie, Jimmy, Kelly and Kevin.
He attended Manhattan College in New York City and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1940. He went to New York Medical College receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree with honors in 1943. He interned at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Sampson, New York.
His military service began with the U.S. Navy from 1941 through 1949. He was a battalion aid surgeon with the 26th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima. His duties took him to Sasebo, Japan and Peleliu, Palau. He was also with the Pioneer Regiment, 6th Marine Division in Tsingtao, China. His military awards included the American Area Campaign Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal; China Service Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal.
After the war, he returned to California where he began his residency at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Long Beach, California. He chose Obstetrics & Gynecology with a subspecialty in Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology.
His academic appointments included: Clinical Professorship, OB/GYN at L.A. County U.S.C. Medical Center, 1985; Clinical Chief of Staff of OB/GYN at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, 1976 - 1979; and consultant, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, 1960 - 1988. He received a Distinguished Service Award from L.A. County U.S.C. Medical Center.
His hospital staff appointments included: St. Vincent's Hospital, Los Angeles; Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles; St. Joseph's Hospital, Burbank; Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles; Children's Hospital, Los Angeles; and L.A. County Hospital - Women's Medical Center, Los Angeles.
He served as a member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Mental Health, 1950; member of the Board of Medical Examiners, State of California, 1958- 1966, president, 1962, vice president, 1961; member, Board of Governors, American College of Surgeons, 1955; member, California Health Manpower Policy Commission; chairman, Obstetrical & Gynecological Assembly of Southern California, 1968; president, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1976.
Dr. McNulty was active in several medical societies including: American Medical Association; California Medical Association; Los Angeles County Medical Association; Los Angeles Obstetrical & Gynecological Society; and the Pacific Coast Obstetrical & Gynecological Society.
He practiced medicine in the Los Angeles area for more than forty years. He lived his life devoted to his family, his patients and the community. He enjoyed travel, jogging, swimming, and cooking.
How symbolic it is that he should pass on Mother's Day as he had delivered thousands of babies to joyful parents. He was loved and admired by all who knew him. He will be sorely missed.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Children's Hospital, Los Angeles or Cardiac Care Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California. A Memorial Service is being planned.

Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 18, 2007
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