Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Coach" Paul Irving Mulvey of Angels Camp

     Paul Irving Mulvey passed away Sunday July 16, 2017 at the age of 63.  He was born September 21, 1953 in Providence, Rhode Island to Thelma Mulvey and later adopted by his grandparents Louella and Nicholas Mulvey.

   He served in the Navy for 2 years and was honorably discharged April 11, 1980. 

     He was a teachers aide at Mark Twain Elementary where he also became a basketball coach for the Badgers.   He was involved with the Junior Olympics Track and Field event.

   He then went on to work at Bret Harte High School in the maintenance department and was the head of maintenance when he retired July 2017.

   At this time at Bret Harte he became the Junior Varsity Girls basketball coach, winning numerous championships.

   Paul is survived by his wife, Fleeta Mulvey, of 31 years and he always made sure she came first before any other commitments.

   Paul and his wife lived in Angels Camp and raised their son Jack Dillon Smith. He is also survived by Uncle Howard Mulvey in Rhode Island and many cousins on the East and West Coast.

   He was a very active ember in his community, volunteering, working at AMA events, setting up facilities for games and track events, girls softball and refereeing basketball games.

   Paul was an avid reader of history, mysteries, and books with humor.  He also enjoyed his favorite music, fishing, the San Diego Chargers, Boston Red Sox, Celtics and San Francisco Giants.

   "Coach" Paul has touched many young individuals over the years by providing guidance and support to seek their full potential.  Know that he has found a team in Heaven to coach!

   He will always be remembered in the hearts of the people he has touched.

   Family and friends are welcome to attend the Celebration of Life of August 12, 2017 at 10 AM in the multipurpose room of Bret Harte High School.

   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mark Twain Elementary School or Bret Harte High School athletic funds.

   Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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