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Michael F McNulty

June 30, 1941 ~ September 18, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Michael McNulty Obituary

Michael F. McNulty, 82, of Akron, OH, passed away on September 18, 2023, after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Cleveland, OH, on June 30, 1941, to the late Joseph and Brigid (Sweeney) McNulty. Michael was preceded in death by three of his eight siblings. Known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor, Michael easily drew people in with his ability to tell a story and Irish charm. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, reading, gardening, and following his favorite Cleveland sports teams.

Michael attended Cathedral Latin High School, where he excelled at track and cross country. He furthered his education at Fenn College before being drafted to the Army, and was proud of his service. After an honorable discharge, he pursued his passion for writing, working for several publications as an award-winning columnist and editor, including the Wall Street Journal, a city magazine, Sun Newspapers (a chain of 22 weekly papers), and Crain Communications. His numerous writing awards include: Excellence in Journalism for column writing from The Press Club of Cleveland, a chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists; Certificate of Excellence for Best News Content and Presentation from Suburban Newspapers of America.

Michael is survived by his wife of 53 years, Louise, and their children, Michael (Janine), Ryan (Susan), Moira (Kevin Kurpieski), and Caroline (Terry Doane). He was a loving grandfather to Lily, Grace, Ariana, Harper, Violett, Lincoln, Kieran, and Connor. 

Visitation will be held at St. Sebastian Catholic Church at 476 Mull Ave. Akron, Ohio 44320 on September 28, 2023, from 9 to 11 am, with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 11 am. Burial will take place at the Ohio  Western Reserve National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael’s memory to Cathedral Latin Alumni Association,(www.clatin.com) Wounded Warrior Project, (www.woundedwarriorproject.com) or St. Sebastian Church, (www.stsebastian.org) where he was a parishioner for over 30 years.


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September 28, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church
476 Mull Ave
Akron, OH 44320

Mass of Christian Burial
September 28, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church
476 Mull Ave
Akron, OH 44320

Interment with Military Honors
September 28, 2023

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
10175 Rawiga Road
Seville, OH 44273


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