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James J. McNulty

JAMES J. McNULTY age 80, beloved husband for 58 years of Judith A. (nee Sharr); loving father of Maureen Haley (husband Thomas), Michael (wife Kelly), Carrie Furka (husband John), and Timothy (wife Michelle); devoted grandfather of Erin, Sarah, Colin, Shannon, Nicholas, Cecilia, Owen, and Jameson; cherished son of the late Joseph and Brigid (nee Sweeney); dearest brother of Michael (wife Louise), Rev. Joseph, Kathleen, Rev John, Noreen Surtz (husband Michael, deceased), Dennis (wife Jill) and the late Michael Joseph and Marie Kilbane (husband Frank); fond brother-in-law of Marilyn Sharr; dear uncle, great-uncle, godfather, cousin and friend of many.

Jim was born on January 20, 1938 in Cleveland and passed away on December 29 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was a resident of Mayfield Heights for 52 years formerly of Cleveland.  Jim is a parishioner at St. Noel Catholic Church and previously St. Clare Catholic Church.  He served as an usher, Eucharistic Minister and with the couple to couple ministry. Jim was in the Kiwanis Club and a Cub Scout Leader.  He went to St. Thomas Aquinas grade school and graduated from Cathedral Latin High School in 1956.  Jim worked as a manager at the Nickel Plate Credit Union and as a supervisor for Norfolk and Western Railway.  He was active in Mayfield Little League Baseball, Mayfield Athletic Boosters and on the Mayfield Heights Board of Zoning Appeals.  Jim was an avid reader and worked as a CYO volunteer.  He also was an avid Cleveland sports fan watching the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavs play.  Jim was friendly, welcoming, giving, generous, funny, witty, and loved helping people.  He will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Jim to St. Augustine Hunger Center, 2486 W. 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 4, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Noel Catholic Church, 35200 Chardon Road, Willoughby Ohio 44094. Burial following at Knollwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jim at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) THURSDAY 2-4 AND 5-8 PM.



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  1. Beautiful tribute to the life of a great strong man and family. I was honored to know Mr. McNulty and his family thru my life long friendship with Michael McNulty. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

  2. Jerome & Karen Franks

    Dear Judy & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. We are so happy we got to visit with Jim & with you over the past month. We love you very much, & our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Someone has to be pretty special to enter Heaven during the Season of Jesus. With our love, sympathy, & prayers.

  3. Dennis,
    So sorry about your brother. Very sad but sounds like he led a wonderful life.
    Prayers for you and Jill.

  4. David George Murray

    My prayers and condolences to the whole McNulty family.

  5. Dear Judy and family,
    I’m so sorry to read this. You will all be in our prayers. With love, Marc, Julie and Nathan.

  6. Marty & Renee Rodriguez

    Maureen, Tom, and Sarah,
    We are so very sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt sympathy and love…Marty, Renee & family

  7. Beverly Forristell

    Judy and Family,
    I am so very sorry about the loss of Jim. He was such a great guy and I have many wonderful memories of him. Please know that you took wonderful care of him and that he loved you all very much. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Bev

  8. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
    Romans 12:12
    Dear Judy and McNulty Family,
    My heart goes out to you! Jim will surely be missed! He was joyful, patient, and faithful during his long struggle with cancer. May you find peace in the healing process. May Jim now rest in God’s peaceful presence.
    All our love–
    Mary Therese and Craig Connors

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