Richard Mulick, Lt. Col. (Ret.) passed from this life on Friday, April 17, 2015. Richard was born February 6, 1937 in St. Louis, MO to Flora and Waldon J. Mulick.
He graduated from CBC High School and Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. Upon his graduation he received his commission into the USAF in 1958. Also, that year he married Mary Joan Heaven, his high school sweetheart and they were married 57 years. He served his country proudly during the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam War flying refueling tankers and reconnaissance missions. Later he was Commander of the 552 Aircraft Generation Squadron, 552 Component Repair Squadron, 8th Tactical Deployment and Control Squadron. Decorations received included Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Following his retirement he was employed by Boeing Company. He was Boeing Maintenance and Logistics Advisor, Peace Sentinel Program, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Also, served as E-6 Site Manager, Travis AFB, CA.
After his second retirement, Richard and Joan moved back to St. Louis, MO to be with family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Flora and Waldon; sister, Joan Glader; and grandson, Daniel. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan; sister, Mary Lou Prosperi; son, Dan Mulick and his wife Carol, daughter, Mia Hughes, and daughter, Debbie Downs and her husband, Greg.