Robert Michael Mullins Jr. passed away peacefully on September 12, 2017 in Houston, Texas, just four days shy of his 90th birthday.
Born in Rye on September 16, 1927, he graduated from Rye High School in 1945. The day after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served his country in the Pacific at the end of World War II.
After returning from service, in 1950, Mr. Mullins received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Iona College, where he was a member of the Gaelic Society.
During his professional career, he worked for a banking institution, Sinclair Oil Corporation, and Shell Oil Company, from which he retired.
He wed his sweetheart, Joan Catherine McAneny, whom he met at Rye Beach, on December 26, 1955 in Brooklyn.
In 1971, the Mullins and their four children moved to Houston, where Bob became an avid Houston Astros fan, and a parishioner at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where he volunteered for many years at the Food Pantry.
Mr. Mullins’ two biggest passions were his family and his faith. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle, patient man with a wry sense of humor, a loving father and grandfather, and a loyal friend.
He was predeceased by his wife Joan, and survived by their children: Robert (Kim) Mullins of Houston, Claire (Scott) Kothlow of Denver, Joan (Alex) Fahrenthold of San Diego, and Ann (Mark) Herzog of Houston; as well as by five grandchildren.
A funeral service was held September 19 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Houston. Donations in Bob Mullins’ memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.