Obituary: Edwin McCord Mulock, III of Darien
Edwin McCord Mulock, III of Darien, died at home December 3, 2018. Born April 14, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Edwin McCord Mulock Jr. and Harriett (Knight) Mulock.
Ed is survived by his wife of fifty-four years Neville Rodgers Mulock, his children Lyndsay Drew and Luke Mulock and two grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Bruce Mulock.
As a resident of Darien since 1973, Ed was active in the community. Starting out as a co-president of the Hindley School Parents Association and Sunday school teacher at St. Luke’s Parish, he also served as President of the Board of the Noroton Bay Property Owners Association, and enjoyed his stint as “King of the Bay” in their opening day parade.
He developed the first computer system for Person-to-Person and served there as a Van Man. He continued to move furniture in and out of clients’ and donors’ homes until he was 80. He became a member of the Darien Men’s Association and served on the Social Committee, offered to be their Computer Activity representative at the Darien Senior Center and partook in their Happy Wanderers outings.
Ed attended Hackley School in Tarrytown. He went on to Princeton University and attended reunions, football games and P-rades the rest of his life. He spent a summer at UC Berkeley studying German and attended the University of Virginia for graduate school. Rather than beginning his career as an economist as planned, Ed began with three days of training from IBM at Avon Products and spent his entire career in computer systems development and information services management. Ed also received an MBA from Adelphi University after three years while commuting with a professor on Metro-North. He became a founding member of the Advanced Technology Group at Bristol-Myers Squibb in New York where he was employed for over thirty years. After retirement, he became a consultant for Hoffman-La Roche Pharmaceuticals.
Ed loved to travel. He met his wife in the lobby of a hotel in Miami while getting ready to embark on a windjammer cruise to the Bahamas in 1963. His more adventurous travels included camping trips navigating Volkswagon Pop Top campers through Holland, Belgium, Germany, and Austria when his children were young.
He was an avid sailor and loved sailing more than any other activity. He was lucky and grateful to his many friends at Noroton Yacht Club who asked him to be their foredeck man for decades. He also discovered he liked having others skipper cruises in the Caribbean, Europe and Africa and across the Atlantic. He loved jumping from the pilings at Noroton Bay at high tide and body surfing wherever the surf swelled enough.
He was a true music enthusiast with his tastes ranging from atonal Charles Ives to zydeco, to Norah Jones to jazz to classical. His favorite, however, always remained Bach for whom he forever tweaked his speakers to find just the right acoustics. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his big smile.
A memorial service will be held at Saint Luke’s Parish. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s memory to Person-to-Person, 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820 or a charity special to the donor. Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, handled arrangements.