April 29, 2015

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Pittsburgh, PA

James Norbert Mulvaney, loving husband, father and grandfather, recently of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away Wednesday, April 29th at the age of 77 after living with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases for many years. He was the beloved and devoted husband of 49 years to Mary E. (McManmon) Mulvaney who survives him. Mr. Mulvaney was born and raised in Asheville, a son of the late Norbert P. and the late Lillian A. (Felthaus) Mulvaney. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in industrial engineering. He then embarked on a career in manufacturing beginning with General Electric. His work took him and his family around the United States. Golf, playing bridge, and bowling were some of his favorite hobbies. Mr. Mulvaney was particularly interested in words, filling his time with books, games of scrabble, crosswords, and whenever possible a pun. In addition to his wife Mary, James is survived by his four children and their spouses, Elizabeth A. Mulvaney and her husband Christopher Ramsey of Pittsburgh, PA, Timothy J. Mulvaney and his wife Andrea of Richmond, VA, Kathleen M. Mulvaney and her husband Andrew Feller of Arlington, MA, and Shawn P. Mulvaney and his wife Rebecca of Washington D.C.; seven grandchildren Jamie, Abigail, Bronwyn, Dorothy, Benjamin, Tabitha and William; a sister Joan Johnson and her husband Gene of Asheville, NC; a brother Jack Mulvaney of Spartanburg, SC; and many nieces and nephews. He was also brother of the late Carolyn Mulvaney. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass for James on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 768 Asbury Rd, Candler. Donations may be made in James' memory to http://www3.parkinson.org/site/TR?pg=fund&fr_id=1080&pxfid=33880 or by mail to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

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  1. Jack, I see where you lost your brother. Please accept my sincere condolences. I am back in Candler, after being away for 28 years.

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  2. We just learned today of Jim’s death. The Obituary was beautiful. Bill and I were sharing special memories of their friendship. Bill considered him a best friend. Jim and his family were so kind to us when we got married and moved to Asheville. Jack and Joan, we would love to have your addresses and phone number just to say hi. Maybe when we are in Asheville we could see each other. We live in Winston-Salem and stayed in touch with Jim and his wife for a long time, but not in the past couple of years. We are so sorry he had been so sick. I know his lovely wife and family miss him very much. There is sadness for us also today, having just learned of his death. He will always be a special part of the fun times in Asheville.

    Our Address: Bill and Jan Rice – 800 Archer Road, Winston-Salem, N. C. 27106

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