Meadville Tribune

April 18, 2013

Walter H. Mullen

Meadville Tribune

CONNEAUTVILLE — Walter H. Mullen, 66, of Conneautville and formerly of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

He was born on Oct. 26, 1946 in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of the late William and Clara Norene (Pearson) Mullen. He married Patricia Seward on Dec. 15, 1993; she survives.

He was a graduate of Edgewood Senior High School in l964 and a graduate of Capital University in l968. He was employed by the Ashtabula Area School District for 30 years and at the Crawford County Corrections Facility as a counselor for five years. He was most recently employed at the University of Pittsburgh Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology as a site manager. He was also employed as a police officer in Geneva, Ohio, at the same time he was teaching school.

He was a member of the Elks in Ohio and in Meadville, and in the past he was an avid golfer, and enjoyed scuba diving and Lake Erie boating. His children and grandchildren meant the world to him. He was a very devoted and loving grandfather who avidly supported and attended many of their extra-curricular activities that each were involved in.

He was a forever fan of the Cleveland Browns and Indians, and in his spare time, thoroughly enjoyed discussing past and present games with his friends.

In addition to his wife, Patricia Mullen, he is survived by two daughters, Edith Linz and her husband, Edward Linz III, of Conneautville and Stacy Peterman-Getz of Conneautville; five grandchildren, Katelyn Linz, Michael Linz, Mandi Linz, Derek Peterman and Maxwell Getz; a brother, Edward Mullen and his wife, Kitty, of Little Elm, Texas, a sister-in-law, Diane Mullen of Muskegon, Mich., and nieces and nephews, Melissa Mullen Reed, Krista Mullen, David Mullen and Mandy Wright; and his mother-in-law, Edith Seward of Conneautville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Mullen.

In honoring Walt’s request, there will be no services.

To further help in the research of pulmonary fibrosis, the family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the following associations in hopes that further study be developed in finding a cure for this disease: American Heart Association; or to the Emphysema COPD Research Center, Suite 1211, Kaufman Building, 3471 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa 15213.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco, supervisor, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake.