John Cyril Mulvenna, Sr., passed on October 29, 2006 in Columbus, Ohio, where he had resided with his daughter for the past four years. Born in Philadelphia on May 19, 1918 to the late James J. and Kathlyn Rush Mulvenna, Jack was also preceded in death by his dear wife of 61 years, the former Olive Joan Ackerman of Franklinville; his daughter, Jacqueline; his grandson, Christopher Bauman and his brothers, James, Gerard and Francis.
A graduate of St. Marys High School in Gloucester, Jack lived in Mantua Heights until his marriage to Joan on July 4, 1942. A Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army at that time, he was deployed with the 22nd General Hospital Division to Blandford Forum, Dorset, England, where he served as an X-ray technician until the war ended in 1945. Following his discharge, he moved his family to Pitman, where they resided until his retirement as a supervisor in the research division of Mobil Oil in 1981. At that time, Jack and Joan retired to Spring Hill, Florida. In 2002, they moved to Columbus, Ohio.
Jack was a past member of the Mobil Oil Pegasus Club, the Pitman Ysmen and the American Legion and VFW posts in both Pitman and Spring Hill. In Pitman, he served a term as Commander of the American Legion. In Spring Hill he served as Commander of the VFW and president of the New Jersey Club. He remained a member of the Mobil Oil Retirement Club and the Spring Hill VFW.
He leaves to remember him his children, John, Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; Bruce (Paula) of Sewell, Melaney (Gene) Jordan of Columbus, Ohio and Collene (Chris) Bauman of Sewell, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Services are in care of Kelley Funeral Home in Pitman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Eglington Cemetery in Clarkesboro.
Donations are suggested to HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43214-4034. The family offers heartfelt thanks to this caring organization.