|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1939|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 2012|
DC1 US NAVY
Story of Richard "Dick" Mulhare
The product of an early life in the United States Navy, a faithful devotion to his church, and with the wise counsel of a loving wife, Richard "Dick" Mulhare, lived a good life. He was born on April 7th, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey to Paul and Caroline Mulhare. He was given over to his Lord and Savior on October 28th, 2012 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Joining the Navy at 17, he served from 1956 aboard the USS Yorktown before transferring to Karamursel, Turkey and finally Washington, DC, where he was assigned as a locksmith and security specialist at the Naval Security Station. Although he switched to civilian clothes following his honorable discharge, he was always a Navy man, and continued his career for another 30 years at the Naval Security Station. His dedication, intelligence, and incredibly strong work ethic continued to further a career which culminated in him being the Naval Station's Department Head of Security. (It also gave him the well earned nickname of "Alligator Muldoon" along the way). His reputation among his peers was universal, trust and respect. At his retirement ceremony in October of 1995, he was presented with a Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his professional contributions to the Navy.
In 1963, he married the love of his life, the former Maureen Conmy and the couple went on to live in Hyattsville, Maryland, raising 7 children. On this path of devotion to career and family he took time to make hundreds of friends among his community, his parish of St. Mark's, and among his Navy family. He had a reputation as being a loving father and husband who promoted honesty and faithfulness in all things. During Maureen's terminal illness, which ultimately took her life in February of 2004, Dick's loyalty to her comfort and well being demonstrated a humanity that gave inspiration to all who knew him.
With everyone he met, he was filled with perennial good spirits, a ready wit, and an extreme willingness to help those in need. It was these qualities that brought him the love and respect of his family and a legion of friends. Fishing was his sole hobby; the remainder of his time was devoted to church and family-children and grandchildren. The grace, humor, and ultimate trust in his faith that he showed through his illness was a final inspiration for all of us who loved him. There was no one like him as a husband, father, shipmate and friend, and there will never be another.
He is survived by his sons, Richard (Jenny) Mulhare, Paul Mulhare, John Mulhare, Joseph (Jenny) Mulhare, Mike (Betty) Conmy, and Andy (Annalisa) Zimmerman; and his daughters, Mari (Erle) Marion and Nora (Jim) Wiley. He has 28 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Maryland Veterans Cemetery
Anne Arundel County
Created by: G Hilley
Record added: Nov 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100195576