Paul T. Mulloy III ’66 died on October 9, 2016, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
(The following was published in The Boston Globe October 13-14, 2016:)
MULLOY, Paul Thomas III Of Belmont, Massachusetts, passed away on October 9, 2016 at Mt. Auburn Hospital as a result of complications following a respiratory infection and the onset of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He died peacefully and without discomfort surrounded by his beloved wife of 44 years, Sherry Yee Mulloy, and his dear sons, Toby Lym Mulloy and Scott Thomas Mulloy. In addition to his wife and sons, Paul is survived by Toby’s dear wife, Tipsuda Chaiblaem, and their young son, Tyson Paul Mulloy; brother Stephen M. Mulloy and his wife, Gail; sister Maureen Badger and her husband, Donald, and their sons Donald and Paul; and Karen Eddy and her husband, Howard, and their children Kristin, Caitlin and Howard III; Sherry’s mother, Jean L. Yee; Sherry’s sisters Wendy J. Yee and Leslie Yee Tibbetts, and her children James and Erin, as well as many grand-nephews, grand-nieces, cousins and their children. Paul was born on December 26, 1943 to Paul Thomas Mulloy II and Margaret Brennan Mulloy (both deceased), and after spending his early childhood in Somerville, MA, grew up in Winchester, MA, where his Little League baseball team played in the Little League World Series for two consecutive years. After attending schools in Winchester, Paul graduating from Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA, and from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME in 1966. He then served with the first group of Peace Corps volunteers in South Korea for two years which led him to Harvard University where he earned an M.A. in Korean Studies. Paul then commenced his long career in education, beginning as a social studies teacher and basketball and tennis coach at Winchester (MA) High School. During a year’s sabbatical from teaching spent at the Social Science Education Consortium in Boulder, CO, he honed his skills in curriculum development and teacher training. He returned to Winchester High School and transitioned from classroom teaching to coordinating the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance for the National Geographic Society and founding and directing the Massachusetts Global Studies Center. In those positions Paul shared his enthusiasm for geography, world travel and history through the introduction of innovative curriculum in elementary and secondary education. With funding from the National Geographic Society, Danforth Foundation, and other foundations and donors, Paul and his colleagues developed curriculum and funded and conducted teacher training and travel opportunities for teachers, including workshops at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, with a special focus on teachers in school systems with limited funds for professional development. Throughout his career and in retirement, he was an avid reader and enjoyed worldwide travel with a focus on history and geography, such as following most of the Lewis & Clark Trail, visiting Civil War battlefields, and trips to Iceland, Alaska, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal and Machu Picchu in Peru.