Michael V. Mulchay
Michael V. Mulchay
Michael V. Mulchay lost his courageous battle against brain cancer on November 12, 2011. Mike will always be remembered as a loving husband and father, an excellent and dedicated lawyer, an amateur historian, a sports fan, a loyal Wildcat, a genuine friend and a "generally nice guy". Born in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico on April 4, 1942, Mike was the youngest son of Roland and Alice Mulchay. He was raised in Cananea and Tucson, and attended high school in Salt Lake City, Utah, earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Mike graduated fourth in his class from the University of Arizona College of Law. Mike's legal expertise focused on real estate financings and transactions, plus agricultural financing. He was proud to have served as a Judge Pro Tempore of the Superior Court of Maricopa County. As a partner at Fennemore Craig, Mike served as the Chairman of the International Practice Group and later chaired the Real Estate Practice Group. In 2005, Mike was named the State Bar of Arizona "Member of the Year". Mike was past President of the Valley Field Riding and Polo Club, Brophy Dads' Club and The University of Arizona's Phoenix Alumni Association. He served as Chairman of the Board of The Luke's Men and later as Chairman of the Board and Treasurer of St Luke's Health Initiative. Mike also helped to develop the Leadership Council at The Wellness Community. Mike is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ann "Kennedy"; his children Kate and husband Jamie Lawrence; Christopher and wife Abby; sister Peg Moseley; brothers, Jim and John and wife Sylvia; nieces and nephews, dear friends, associates and Norman the prize winning mule. Mike was a man who loved family gatherings, singing in church and ballroom dancing. Those who knew him will remember that twinkle in his eye that sparkled until the end.A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, November 18, 2011 at Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Av., Phoenix, AZ. In remembrance, memorials to Brophy College Preparatory , 4701 N. Central Av., Phoenix, AZ 85012; Barrow Neurological Foundation, 350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013; or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 in Mike's name would be welcomed. Arrangements by Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home and Postscripts by Posey.


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Published by The Arizona Republic on Nov. 16, 2011.
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Mike Mulchay was my Indian guide instructor time frame Nov 1972 . He was a very important father figure in my life as my father passed away when I was very young, from cancer as well. I did not know. He taught me the values regarding stealing or should I say the consequences of said actions. I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart I could not let him know what he meant to me as a child. I have a great photo to share not sure how to. USN Veteran my condolences Erik Jensen 808 346 4231
Erik Jensen
Friend
January 10, 2017
Memories of time gone by. Rest in peace Mike Mulchay.
Susie Boo
November 20, 2011
While I only had the opportunity to meet Mike in the past few months, he put a smile on my face every time I saw him. I feel blessed to be given the chance to get to know Ann and Mike. The love and respect that they both have in the community is not only great , but deserved. I speak for all of us at Sunshine Village when I say it was an honor and privilege to have Mike stay with us the past few months and to get to know Mike and Ann and their many family and friends.
Tom Riedel
November 19, 2011
Many thanks for Mike and Ann's friendship for my parents (Barbara and Jim) and my sister (Kathy) and my wife (Diana) and myself;
Jim Mulchay
November 17, 2011
I had the pleasure of serving on the SLHI Board of Trustee with Mike for 3 years and he was a member of The Luke's Men (Hon Kachina Council). Mike was a dedicated and passionate supporter of the non-profit world. His contributions to our community will be missed!
Steven Gragg
November 17, 2011
Mike was a good man, a great tomale cook and lawyer. I have many fond memories.

Mack
WD MC KEON
November 16, 2011
I only met Mike once or twice but I have known Ann through her work on the Orme School of Arizona Board of Trustees and you will find no better sweetheart in AZ than Ann Mulchay----Mike was a terrific help to the Orme School in many legal matters over the years and he was always very professional with a heart. We will miss him tremendously!

Merle Frost
Board of Trustees
The Orme School of Arizona
Merle Frost
November 16, 2011
Truly an amazing and accomplished man. If we all could only do half of what Mike has done to make our community and world a better place.
Fran Enzone
November 16, 2011
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