Obituary of Gerald McMullen
Gerald McMullen, 92, passed away, surrounded by his loving family
on February 28, 2019 at Waterville Residential Care Center.
He was born in Oriskany Falls on February 9, 1927, son of the late Roy and Mary
(Goodson) McMullen. Gerry served his country in the United States Navy during
World War II as a Machinist Mate 3 rd Class. He married Mary Ann Gregory on
October 3, 1953, a blessed union of 65 years. Gerry's first childhood job was at
Charlie Pierce's Garage. He worked at Chicago Pneumatic and GE. After retiring
from his job as a rural letter carrier for the Deansboro/Clinton Post offices he
continued to work at Williams Tool Company until the age of 85. He was a life
member of the Deansboro Congregational United Church of Christ. Gerry was an
active member of the Deansboro Community, serving on the Water Board and the
Cemetery Association. He was an active member of The Deansboro Fire
Department for over 70 years, where he served as Past Chief, Commissioner and
"the official pie cutter". He was a member and Past Master of the Masonic
Alliance Lodge #1097, a member of the Model-A club, and a proud life member of
the NRA. Gerry never sat idle. He enjoyed working in his home machine shop and
working on his antique cars. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and looked forward
to summer camping trips and time spent with his family, most of all.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Ann; two sons and daughters-in-law,
Bruce and Sue McMullen and Glenn and Anna McMullen; three daughters and
sons-in-law, Sharon McMullen, his favorite daughter Judy and Ron Gaudin, and
Alice and Dan Yoxall; beloved grandchildren, Geoff and Ann McMullen, Zach and
Janine McMullen, Michael Ecker, Andrew and Kristi Ecker, Patrick and Melinda
McMullen, Jordan Yoxall and Stephanie Yoxall; his great-grandchildren, Zoey
Ecker, Maddie McMullen and the apple of his eye, Richard Isaac McMullen;
brother-in-law, Daniel Gregory; and a cousin, Harry Goodson. He was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Laurie
McMullen and sister-in-law, Marilyn Gregory.
The family would like to thank our angel Ginny, Dr. Chabot, Hospice, and the staff
of The Waterville Residential Care Center for their kindness and compassion.
All are invited to call Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 4-7pm at Owens-Pavlot &
Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton. Funeral Services will be held
at 11am March 6, 2019 at Deansboro Congregational United Church of Christ.
Please consider donations in Gerald’s memory to Deansboro Cemetery
Association, Barton Hose Company, Deansboro Congregational United Church of
Christ or Hospice and Palliative Care.