Warren Roland Mulcahy
July 29, 1924 - May 10, 2011
Warren Roland Mulcahy, a former 20-year resident of Payson, passed away peacefully May 10, 2011. He was born July 29, 1924 in the Bronx, N.Y. to James and Wilhelmina (Ziegler) Mulcahy.
After his high school graduation, Mr. Mulcahy was drafted as a pitcher to the New York Yankees baseball farm division. His baseball career was cut short with the outbreak of World War II.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 69th and 42nd Infantry Divisions in Europe, seeing action in Italy, France and Germany.
Upon his discharge in 1946, he married Trudy Rudl and they celebrated 63 years of marriage together.
He was father to five children, Bob, Kathy, Tom, Mary and Peg who were raised in Chappaqua, N.Y.
He was a beloved father-in-law to Martina, Rob, Mary and Rich.
He reveled in the company of his 11 grandchildren, Max, Robbie, Hilary, Pat, Richie, Michelle, Sarah, Kimberley, Michelle, Emily and Conor.
After 38 years with The New York Telephone Company, he and Trudy retired to the Phoenix area, where they enjoyed golf, tennis and enduring friendships.
Mr. Mulcahy was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jim and Bob; sister, Helen Stevens; and daughter, Mary Mattoni.
“A good man, a great father — he lived the life of The Common Man. A devout Catholic who struggled daily with faith, he epitomized consistency in his dedication to his religion, family, and the New York Giants. His was an extraordinary example of a life well-lived. He was full of sublime optimism, laughter and love. He felt blessed in his life and generously gave to many charitable organizations,” writes his family.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, June 3 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 4715 North Central Avenue in Phoenix.
Internment will follow at the National (Veterans) Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.
Donations in his name may be made to the Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix.