Mr. Alfred E. "Maze" Mullins, age 90, of Johnstown, died Monday evening, November 19, 2012, at Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care following a long illness.
He was born November 12, 1922, in Stuyvesant Falls, N.Y., the son of the late Denis and Mabel Hayner Mullins. He came to Johnstown with his family at the age of 7 and attended St. Patrick's School and was a 1941 graduate of Johnstown High School.
On December 8, 1941, the day following the invasion of Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces, Al enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was inducted into service on December 26. He served his country faithfully in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters of Operation. He was honorably discharged in November of 1945.
Following the war, Al became employed by Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. where he remained for 35 years, retiring as gas foreman.
He was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Gloversville, as well as the VFW and Eagles of Johnstown and the Moose Lodge in Johnstown where he was a life member.
Al loved the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox. He also loved to walk every day. During the month of August you would always find Al at the Saratoga Race Track. He volunteered for many years at the former Bishop Burke High School bingo games and continued to help as Lexington took over the games.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Geraldine Ferrara Mullins, whom he married on August 16, 1947. Also surviving are: his daughter, Mary E. Allen and her husband, retired Colonel John-David Allen Sr. of Woodbridge, Virginia; and a grandson, John-David Allen II, several nieces and nephews. Al was predeceased by five brothers and two sisters.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 24, at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 151 S. Main St., Gloversville. Cremation took place at Parkview Crematorium, Schenectady. Final entombment will take place in the Columbarium at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078 or the charity of your choice.
Al's family wishes to thank the staff, all nurses and the wonderful aides on Unit C at the Fulton Center who gave him such excellent care.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville. Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.