Francis Joseph Mullin
July 5, 1931 to Dec. 9, 2013
A memorial service will be held in Boulder Creek on Friday, Dec. 13 for Scotts Valley resident Francis Joseph Mullin who died peacefully of natural causes at Dominican Hospital. He was 82.
Mr. Mullin was born in Philadelphia, Penn. the son of Francis J. Mullin and Margaret (Norton) Mullin. He grew up in Philadelphia and attended Villanova University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree, Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned his Masters and later the University of California at Berkeley where he earned his Doctorate in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Mullin taught electrical engineering at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and later worked for TRW in the aerospace field in Redondo Beach until his retirement. In retirement he relocated to Scotts Valley where he has lived since.
Mr. Mullin enjoyed spending time with his family and the company of friends. He spent his spare time reading, working crossword and Sudoku puzzles, fishing and following sports. He had an interest in politics and enjoyed traveling.
He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Boulder Creek and San Agustin Catholic Church in Scotts Valley. He was also active in the California Grey Bears, Scotts Valley Senior Center where he played bocci ball and was a volunteer, and the Santa Cruz Library.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sonya Mullin of Scotts Valley; son, Michael Mullin of Sioux Falls, S.D.; daughter, Katy Reavey of Felton; son, Matthew Mullin of Capitola; five grandchildren; sister, Peg Conway of Connecticut and her husband, John;
brother in law, Stan Brown and his wife, Neri Brown and their son.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 13005 Pine Street, in Boulder Creek at 1 p.m. Friday December 13. A private interment will take place at Mt. View Cemetery in Fresno. Visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com to light a candle or express your condolences to the family.