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Roy E. Mullen

  • Birth 29 Oct 1914
  • Death 7 Feb 1994
  • Burial Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 36684578

INVENTOR OF DISPOSABLE RAZOR

Roy E. Mullen, 79, of 433 E. Genesee Parkway died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. Mullen was the inventor of the disposable razor and held the patent pending for two terms and was the former owner of Rochester Razor. His invention, Castaway Shaves, was sold in bus terminals and airports during the 1950s. A native of Camden, Mr. Mullen lived in Syracuse since 1977. He was a mechanical engineer with Continental Motors in Detroit during World War II and later was employed many years with Eastman Kodak and Xerox, both in Rochester. He retired in 1990 after seven years with Roth Bros. Smelting Corp. in Syracuse. Mr. Mullen attended Syracuse University. Mr. Mullen was the first vice president of the Syracuse Chapter of the Navy League. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Pagano; two daughters, Marian Maki of Wisconsin and Patricia Allen of Virginia; a sister, Evelyn Johnston of Rochester; a brother, Frederick; seven grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pirro & Sons Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Pompei Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 514 Turtle St.
Syracuse Herald-Journal
Thursday, February 10, 1994


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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 3 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36684578
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roy E. Mullen (29 Oct 1914–7 Feb 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36684578, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .