Obituary for John B. Mulvey GENEVA – John (Jack) B. Mulvey, 85, of South Main Street in Geneva, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Waterloo, after an extended illness. There will be no prior calling hours. A prayer service will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018, in the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Geneva Historical Society, 543 South Main St., Geneva, NY 14456 or to Our Lady of Peace Parish, 130 Exchange St., Geneva, NY 14456. Jack was born in Geneva on October 4, 1933 to Leo and Edith Connell Mulvey. He graduated from DeSales High School in 1952 and Niagara University in 1956. After serving as an officer with the U.S. Navy, Jack worked for the Internal Revenue Service and traveled the world, including three years in Saigon, South Vietnam. In 1968, he settled back in Geneva where he made a career of architectural preservation and restoration along with enhancing properties owned by his family’s real estate business. Jack devoted his energy to the restoration and preservation of several Geneva homes for future generations. Jack had a curiosity about all things Geneva. His knowledge of Geneva’s architecture and history was noteworthy. Among his accomplishments, he rescued the Smith Observatory on Castle Street in Geneva in 1974. Jack’s preservation efforts made it possible to open that 1888 landmark to the public. Jack was a member of the Geneva Historical Society where he served on many committees. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, Finger Lakes Boating Museum, Landmark Society of New York, Seneca Yacht Club, and Geneva Concerts. Jack was a central figure within a large family and was known for his patience, support of those in need, and talent for listening. He provided lifelong loyalty to his brothers and family. Summer picnics at the family cottages on Seneca Lake were a favorite tradition, along with boating, sailing and life on the lake. Jack is survived by his brother, Richard Mulvey of Naples, FL; sister-in-law, Astrid Mulvey of Geneva; several nieces and nephews including: David G. Mulvey, Beryl L. (Bruce) Teague, Sr., Anne (Robert) Westcott, William H., Mulvey, Jr., Robert C. (Sandra) Mulvey, James P. (Catherine) Mulvey, and Daniel J. Mulvey; along with many grand-nieces and nephews. Jack will be missed by many friends, wonderful caregivers, particularly Tanya Ramirez, apartment tenants, and fellow historians. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo Sr., and Edith Mulvey; brothers, Leo, William and Francis; and his sister, Lucille. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of John B. Mulvey please visit our Sympathy Store. Upcoming Events Mass of Christian Burial © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions DEC 17. 10:00 AM St. Stephen’s Catholic Church 48 Pulteney Street Geneva, NY, US, 14456 www.ourladyofpeacegeneva.org Order Flowers for the Mass of Christian Burial Guaranteed delivery before John’s Mass of Christian Burial begins. Cemetery Details St. Mary’s Cemetery County Route 6 / Pre-Emption Rd Geneva, NY, 14456 © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of John B Mulvey October 4 1933 December 11 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Geneva, state: New York