Leo J. ("Moon") Mullin, Jr.

February 5, 2013

Leo J. ("Moon") Mullin, Jr., of Conroe, TX, formerly of The Woodlands, TX, peacefully passed away on February 5, 2012, at the age of 87. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Leo J. Mullin, Sr., and Mary Flynn Mullin. Leo was born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, and spent his childhood there. He enlisted in the U.S. Army after high school and served during WWII in the Pacific Theatre as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne. Later, he had the opportunity to expand on this early taste of travel.

Leo was an avid sports enthusiast and lettered in football and lacrosse at the University of Delaware where he graduated in 1950 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Later, in 1967, he earned a masters degree in Project Management at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Leo loved to read, travel (he visited all 50 states and over 30 countries), attending football and lacrosse games, engaging in the fine art of debate, and his family. He maintained a life long association with his teammates from University of Delaware and the 11th Airborne. He will be cherished and remembered in so many ways by his family and friends.

His professional career took Leo to an array of places, both in the U.S. and overseas. After stints with AT&T, DuPont and the Hercules Corporation that moved Leo and his family from the northeastern U.S. to Louisiana, Leo accepted a job with the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO) and relocated to Saudi Arabia in 1971. That was the beginning of 15 years of challenges and adventures for him and his family as he oversaw several major projects in the Kingdom and had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the world.

Leo's cherished wife of 37 years, Rae Cericola, whom he met at the University of Delaware, predeceased him in 1989. Survivors include son, Leo J. Mullin, Jr. ("Lee") (Susan) of Conroe, TX; daughter, Jeanie Mullin Valentine (Rick) of Houston, TX; son, Charlie Mullin (Kerry) of New Orleans, LA and daughter, Mary Mullin Jones (John) of Pearland, TX. Also, granddaughter, Rachel Ann Mullin, of Austin, TX, grandsons, Chase Mullin (Katie) and Devin Mullin, all of New Orleans, LA, and grandson, Charlie Jones, and granddaughter, Sophia Jones, both of Pearland, TX.

Those wishing to contact the family may do so in care of Mary Mullin Jones, 2604 Gunpowder Lane, Pearland, Texas 77581.

9 Comments for “Leo J. ("Moon") Mullin, Jr.”

  1. Gravatar of Fred Bobb, 3rd  (Dh.'72) Fred Bobb, 3rd (Dh.'72)
    Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:05:18 PM

    My deepest sympathies to the Mullin family and my
    fellow Dh.'72 and Hill School '75 classmate Charlie.
    Charlie and I were the first Aramco brats to attend
    The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. back in 1972.
    We share some wonderful memories!
    Leo will be missed but at 87 he had a full and
    exciting life! Lets hope we all can be so
    Best......... Fred Bobb / Palm City, Florida

  2. Gravatar of Keith & Susan McCormickKeith & Susan McCormick
    Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:24:36 AM

    We are so sorry to hear of Leo's passing. He and Rae were good friends that we spent many enjoyable times with. Our condolences to the Mullen family.

  3. Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:27:18 AM

    Will miss my old tennis and SSS playing partner. We use to play a set of tennis in the morning before starting work at 0700. Never could overcome his "Gorilla arm" serve which always produced an ACE for him.

  4. Gravatar of Les & Kathy BarnesLes & Kathy Barnes
    Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 5:34:12 PM

    Enjoyed many enjoyable evenings with Leo and Rae. He will be missed by all who knew him. God's blessings and comfort to the Mullin family.

  5. Gravatar of Pam Morgan MageePam Morgan Magee
    Posted Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:19:11 PM

    I was sorry to hear Leo's passing. He was a dear friends of mine in Dhahran. My condolences to the Mullin family in his loss. He brings back many treasured memories of a friend who entertained so many with great stories and a wonderful sence of humor. God bless the Mullin family in this difficult time of loss.

  6. Gravatar of Dahna Carrubba (Mrs. John Howie) Dahna Carrubba (Mrs. John Howie)
    Posted Tuesday, March 05, 2013 at 11:18:38 PM

    So sorry for your loss of Leo. Hope the days ahead are filled with laughter and remembrance to comfort you at this difficult time.

  7. Gravatar of Stan & Peggy McGinleyStan & Peggy McGinley
    Posted Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 10:11:47 AM

    We were deeply saddened to learn of Leo's passing. I spent many pleasant hours on the handball courts competing with Leo and others over the years. Leo was a big man in many ways and a tough competitor on the court, and in life. He will be missed, but our lives are enriched for having known him. God bless him and his family.


  8. Gravatar of Gail McGuireGail McGuire
    Posted Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:58:29 AM

    Jeanie and family, I am sorry to hear about your Dad. It has been a long time since I saw any of you, but want you to know my prayers are with you all. It is hard to loose a parent, no matter what age.


  9. Gravatar of Mike PerryMike Perry
    Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 9:34:27 AM

    My goodness how did I miss this!

    Jim Maher,Keith McCormick, and myself will remember happy days and "amazing events" (unpublishable) with Leo on many SSS Bahrain Bowls many many moons ago.
    An entertaining excellent man - and yes siree highly competitive in a lovable kind of way!

    Can it be so long ago?

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