James A. McNulty was born on September 1st, 1931 in Denver Colorado to Anthony McNulty and Dorothy Ochs. He was called from this earth on May 17th, 2019. He was 87 years old.
Jim met the love of his life, Donna, while working at the Save-A-Nickel grocery store in Denver, Colorado. They were married for 64 years. As a young man he worked as an analytical chemist for the Food and Drug Administration. Jim’s expertise came to the attention of Dohrmann Instruments, and he was recruited to move to the up and coming Silicon Valley. He was especially proud of the five basic patents for chemical analysis instruments assigned to him plus the associated patents issued in five foreign countries. Jim’s career provided many opportunities for him to travel all over the world, making many friends along the way.
The family settled in Belmont, California in 1962. Jim and Donna raised 5 children: Mike, Kathy, Kerry, Patty and Tim. They have 12 grandchildren: Sarah, Kevin, Jeff, Scott, Eric, Mason, Shannon, Patrick, Erin, Kaitlin, Joseph and Johnny. They are equally blessed with 3 great-grandchildren: Vincent, Caleb and Zoe. Jim’s siblings Martin, John, Bill, Teresa and Angela all precede him in death. He is survived by two beloved sisters: Marianne and Rose plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was very proud of his 32-year military career. During college he joined the Colorado Air National Guard and was transferred to the Air Force during the Korean War. After returning to civilian ranks, he later joined the Naval Reserves. Jim retired from the Naval Reserves as a Captain in 1978.
Once retired from Dohrmann, Jim volunteered at the local senior center teaching computer classes and as a tax preparer for AARP.
Family times are full of memories of being outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, riding bikes, family road trips and following his favorite sports teams (SF Giants, 49ers and Warriors). He so loved his children and grandchildren. He had many thoughtful lessons that he was happy to pass along to each and every one.
Services to be held at Crippen and Flynn Carlmont Chapel on Friday, June 7th at 1:00 pm.
In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer Association. https://alz.org/