In Memory

Robert Mulcahey - Class of 1965




MULCAHEY Robert "Bob" 'Muldoon' / 'Doon,' 67, passed away on October 23, 2014. He grew up in Paramus, lived in Ho-Ho-Kus for 23 years, then Allendale for the last 10 years.  He graduated Paramus HS in 1965 and went to Columbia University in NYC on a baseball scholarship.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Beth Mulcahey (nee Sutherland), business partner and partner in life - my BEST Friend. Bob is survived by his siblings Martha Klink (NJ), Maggie Smyth (FL), Mike (FL) and Tommy (NJ), children Bob III and Shannon Wong and grandchildren Bob IV, Connor and Casey Wong.  He was predeceased by his parents Robert Sr. and Martha Mulcahey, and siblings Mary Lou Brophy, Kathleen Spelkoman and Kevin.

Bob was a natural athlete who excelled in any sport he participated in. He was 1st Team All County in football and was All-State honors in baseball.  He was signed and played for the San Diego Padres until an injury to his pitching arm ended his career. Bob was inducted into Paramus HS Sports Hall of Fame in its inaugural year.  Bob had been working for Wire Products Co. in Paramus since High School, and after leaving the Padres, he helped expand and modernize the business, later re-naming and becoming owner of Wire Displays Inc. in Lodi, NJ, which we sold this past summer.

Bob was low key, never talking or bragging of his accomplishments or successes.  He was smart, hard working, competitive, funny, proud, gentle and kind.  He respected everyone and was respected by all.  After a yearlong battle, he sadly lost his fight to a brain tumor.  Donations to your local animal shelter would be appreciated. "How lucky we were!"


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10/29/14 05:55 PM #24    

Mike Panchuck (1965)

Bobby had the biggest heart and he never forgot his friends.   If you needed his help at any time in your life, he was there for you.  I’ll never forget how much fun we had growing up and how, no matter what he tried, he was able to master it effortlessly.   One day, we decided to imitate Lou “The Toe” Groza and kick a football for extra points over a soccer goalpost at Stony Lane.  We hadn’t tried to kick extra points before and, of course, Bobby proceeded to kick five out of five over the posts.  From those days on the fields of Stony Lane Elementary School and the backyards of his friends running around with Pete Tundel, John Barch, and me to his days on the fields of Paramus High School, Bobby was a premier athlete and the best friend and teammate you could ever have.  If you had the opportunity to be part of his life in any way, you were blessed.   My sympathy and prayers go out to Beth and her family and Bob's family. 

Mike Panchuck

10/29/14 05:59 PM #25    

Barbara Policastri (Citro) (1962)

I am so glad I had the opportunity to know Bob at PHS.  He was always so kind to everyone and what a great athlete.  My condolences to his family. 

Barbara Ann Policastri (Citro)

Class of 1962

10/30/14 12:22 PM #26    

Barbara Dworkin (Begelman) (1966)

Martha, I was so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. I know that he will be remembered and loved by so many people. I think of him fondly from Stony Lane and PHS. He was truly an exceptional guy ! 


11/08/14 03:44 PM #27    

Nancy Jacklin (1965)

My sincere sympathy to Bob's family.  I was very sorry to hear of his passing.  He was always a kind gentleman.  Best Regards, Nancy Jacklin

11/09/14 09:51 AM #28    

Jeanne Voltzow (Angersoll) (1965)

Deeply saddened to hear about Robert.  I lived next door to him and his family since they first moved in to their house in Paramus.  My father and grandfather built their house.  I played with his sister Martha and even called her mother Aunt Marty.  I remember Robert being my first "boyfriend" when we were 5 years old.  He even gave me a ring he got from the "5 & 10" in Ridgewood!  He was an absollutely down to earth nice guy in every way.  One of those people who made the world a better place.  Rest in peace, old friend.


11/11/14 05:38 PM #29    

Fred "Benny" Porrino (1965)

How sad ! If one word could describe Bob it would be "CLASS"!I'am sure he will be missed by many,my condolenes and sympathy to Beth and the entire Mulcahey family.Rest in peace Bob.

11/14/14 04:02 PM #30    

Nancy Dabinett (Austin) (1965)

Very sad to hear of Bob's passing.  I remember him as one of the nicest guys in our class.  He passed too soon.  

11/16/14 11:29 AM #31    

Elaine S Harrison (Carter) (1965)

Bob sat in front of me in science class and was always ready to assist!  I will remember him always for the kindness he showed me!

11/18/14 04:28 PM #32    

Anita Compton (Lee) (1965)

It saddened me so to hear of Bob's passing.  Although we had not kept in touch over the years, I have such wonderful memories of our high school friendship.  Bob was a "class act", smiling and friendly to everyone, always with a joke, a tease, a kind word, and his everpresent infectious smile!  My sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.   

01/19/15 12:25 PM #33    

Mike Danylchuk (1967)

Bob was the senior leader of the Spartan baseball team when I first made the team as a soph.  If there was a person to emulate in baseball as a high school athlete, it was Bob.  What a role model.  He was quiet, but friendly, always aproachable and encouraging.  What a complete baseball player.  He lead by example.  I only spent one year with him because he graduated.  But later a lot of quality time Sunday morning playing softball.  What a great guy.  I miss him.

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