Kevin M. McNulty
Oct 23, 1957 – Mar 1, 2017
Passed away at age 59 after a brief battle with cancer. His kind-hearted, generous spirit will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas B. McNulty, Jr. He is survived by his mother, Eleanore M. McNulty; brothers and sisters: Thomas J. McNulty (Mary), Mary Kate McNulty, Nancy A. Becker (Rick), Edward B. McNulty (Marjorie), and James P. McNulty (Nancy); thirteen nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Sunday, March 5th from 5pm to 7pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, March 6th at 1:30pm at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th Street. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. For memorials, the family suggests Masses or donations to Open Door Mission or St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Kevin had an energetic, vibrant spirit. He often enthusiastically shared his latest delight or discovery with family and friends. Some of his passions included a love of fine chocolates and candies, the Japanese techno band Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), improvised jazz music, old-fashioned wind-up metal toys, and cast iron mechanical banks. He had a deep appreciation for the mysteries of nature, so he also loved National Geographic Magazine and any programs that explored the astounding beauty and complexities of Creation.
One of his most memorable characteristics was his serial generosity. If you are reading this, it is likely that he shared with you a package of his favorite shortbread cookies, his favorite caramels, his favorite beer, Godiva chocolates, his favorite album, Zio’s pizza, or a Napoleon Torte from the Lithuanian Bakery. He thoughtfully shared these things with others hoping that they might be equally blessed with great joy and pleasure. He had no interest in keeping things to himself. If you visited his apartment, you might be invited to listen to a piece of music by YMO or Miles Davis. If you shared his enthusiasm, he had much more in store for you!
A veteran psychiatric technician, Kevin worked for over 35 years at Immanuel Hospital. His towering height and gentle demeanor, coupled with his direct style of communication, served him well as he assisted teens struggling with emotional and psychological issues. His tough love and good humor were appreciated by many who worked alongside him over the years.
Kevin reveled in the goodness of life, and shared his joy with those around him. He gave prodigiously, loved exorbitantly, and poured himself out for his family and friends. And he was dearly loved by many in return. He will be so missed, so missed.
Rest in peace, extravagant brother, son, and friend, rest in peace.