South San Francisco, CA April 5, 2021 written by Kevin Mullin
The Mullin Family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of the patriarch of our family Gene Mullin, at age 83 after a three-year battle with cancer.
He died earlier today at home in South San Francisco surrounded by his family. He was a father and grandfather, husband to the late Terri Mullin, civics teacher at South San Francisco High School (and a San Mateo County “Teacher of the Year”), City Councilmember, Mayor, and State Assemblymember proudly representing San Mateo County.
He was so very grateful for the many wonderful messages of concern which have been received. His legacy on civic engagement lives on through the lives of his legions of students, as well as his children and grandchildren. He was our proverbial North Star and we’ll never be the same without him. We will be sharing more information about his remarkable life in the coming days.
Funeral services and burial will be private. Thank you all for the love and support during this difficult time.
We love you Dad.
**Our thoughts go out to Assemblymember Kevin Mullin and the entire Mullin Family. Gene was a champion for the Peninsula, including the San Mateo County Event Center, and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was a wonderful legislator, husband, father and grandfather. His smile was infectious and his impact on San Mateo County was unrivaled
-Dana Stoehr, CEO of the San Mateo County Event Center
**We’re very heartbroken for the late former city councilman Gene Mullin he was a great teacher and was a great local city town leader he knew my pops as a former planning commissioner and our hearts goes out to assemblymen Kevin Mullin and his family during the difficult time.
-Ava Marie Romero
**Dear Jennifer & Kevin,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I know it creates a huge pain in your heart. He was a hard working and very respected man. I know he will be missed by many.
Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers!
**Sorry for your loss! Hugs to the family. What a brilliant teacher. Thanks for sharing him with us! Thank you professor Mullin for everything you taught us whether in Economics and Government, Political Sciences,even at a High School level.Some had him for other Subjects and courses also. We will truly miss him! He is truly a SOUTH CITY WARRIOR.Rest in power, our dear Educator! You’ve touched many lives,as well as mine. – Larry Pascua Class of 1997*
**My condolences to the family. He was a good person as well as a teacher.
**Mr. Mullin was the kind of teacher one never forgets. Class of ‘74 and, as a mother of 4, I found myself holding their teachers up to standards I held by the memory of his example. I was blessed to tell him so at a Blue & White fundraiser many years ago as we cruised the silent auction line.
My lifelong engagement about the fundamental ethics in civics and our democracy come from the imprint of having this man as a teacher in my teens. Restful peace Mr. Mullin.
–Diana (Ellis) Lunas